The Inter-Soum Animal Health Care Center in Khanbogd soum of Umnugobi aimag that was built under a project financed by the Gobi Oyu Development Support Fund sponsored by Oyu Tolgoi LLC is to work directly under the General Authority for Veterinary Services (GAVS).
On June 16, GAVS Director General D.Tumendemberel and Oyu Tolgoi Operations Director Tim Eckersley signed an agreement to cooperate in stabilizing the operation of the Inter-Soum Animal Health Care Center and improving livestock health and animal health care services.
Under the agreement, the sides will work together to enhance veterinary services through scientific research, improve livestock quality and productivity, and upgrade the regional agricultural product quality management system. The animal health care center in Khanbogd soum will become an institution that provides all kinds of livestock services regionally, thereby supporting the regional livestock sector in the long term.
The sides emphasized that the partnership is of great importance as it also contributes to the realization of the Laws on Animal Health and Law on Livestock Gene Pool.
The Inter-Soum Animal Health Care Center in Khanbogd soum of Umnugobi aimag was built with MNT 1.4 billion from the Gobi Oyu Development Support Fund and opened in the spring of 2018 to contribute to food security in the region, growth of regional livestock sector and value-added production, and the livelihoods of herders by increasing livestock productivity and preventing and treating animal diseases.