Foreign Affairs Minister L.Purevsuren reported that a total of 21 billion MNT was budgeted and spent for infrastructure, landscaping, vehicles, and equipment to provide security for guests, transportation, and organizing the venue for the 11th ASEM Summit.
Upon successfully concluding the hosting of the summit, Foreign Affairs Minister of Mongolia L.Purevsuren reviewed the summit, its outcomes, and significance for Mongolia.
Beginning the meeting, Minister L.Purevsuren emphasized that numerous essential projects, namely the construction of a residential village to accommodate the high level guests and delegates, the improvement of hotel services, landscaping, and the preparation and training of volunteers, were carried out for over a year since the appointment of a national council to organize the 11th ASEM Summit pursuant to a decree by the President of Mongolia.
As a part of organizing the ASEM Summit, 4,400 personnel were involved in advanced training, with 620 people trained in providing services, 15 people were trained in hotel management in South Korea, and 50 people received meeting manager training overseas prior to the summit.
Fourteen people were trained as international conference interpreters in India, six people were prepared in professional financing by the European Union, and nearly 1,100 volunteers received training.
The economic gains from flights, hotel bookings, sales, and service provision have been roughly estimated to be eight to 10 million USD.
L.Purevsuren highlighted that Mongolia is not only gaining a stronger international reputation by successfully holding the ASEM Summit, but the construction, human resource skills, knowledge, and experience obtained by Mongolian participants as a result of the summit will be retained, becoming the foundation to host future international events.
Concluding the press conference, the Foreign Minister noted that nearly 12,000 people provided a helping hand in the organization of ASEM, and expressed his thanks to all participating domestic companies, volunteers, NGOs, state servants, mobile service operators, investors, sponsors, private sector participants, and media outlets.