Czech Republic presents 1:50,000 scale geological maps to the MRA

Czech representatives presenting the maps to MRA authorities

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Mongolia Ivana Grollova and Deputy Ambassador Oldrich Zajicek handed over 1:50,000 scale geological maps to Deputy Head of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) D.Uuriintuya.

In 2013, the MRA and Czech Geological Survey established an agreement to create 1:50,000 scale geological maps of Munkhkhairkhan, Zereg and Mankhan soums of Khovd Province and conduct general research funded by non-refundable aid from the Government of the Czech Republic.

Ambassador Grollova said, “Czech geologists have been cooperating with the MRA for many years. In collaboration, they have made geological maps for certain territories. A total of 600,000 EUR was spent on making the geological maps in three soums of Khovd Province. The project was completed within three years, and today we are delivering the results to the MRA. We hope to cooperate on more projects in the future.”

The MRA reported that Mongolia now has geological maps for around 40 percent of its territory.