AKIPRESS.COM - Oyu Tolgoi released its first quarter performance and provided an update on underground development, and prevention measures on COVID-19.
Oyu Tolgoi chief executive officer, Armando Torres, said: “We would like to express our gratitude to the Government of Mongolia, the State Emergency Committee at all levels, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry, and all other relevant agencies and frontline personnel working hard to keep us safe during this unprecedented time”.
The company and employees donated MNT455 million to support the outbreak prevention efforts of COVID-19, including MNT100 million to the Government of Mongolia through the Mongolian National Mining Association, MNT200 million to the Umnugovi Emergency Committee, and MNT10 million to the Khanbogd Emergency Committee through the Gobi Oyu Development Support Fund. Oyu Tolgoi miners also launched a “Miners’ donation campaign in the fight against COVID-19” and raised over MNT145 million and donated it to the Ministry of Health.
Despite these challenges, Oyu Tolgoi has done its best to maintain its business continuity while protecting its people and communities. However, limited movements of goods and people, and border crossing restrictions, due to COVID-19 restrictions, have affected the business overall, including underground development and copper concentrate shipment."