Larger and significant projects implemented in Bayangol and Mandal soums in 2004-2011 with funds from the Soum Development Fund include the following:
In Bayangol soum; Total investment is $2.350.000 for construction of governor’s office building, major overhaul of school dormitory, constructing and equipping a rehabilitation center for elderly and disabled, construction of a residential building, Kharaa bag governor’s office building, and soft loan project to support young families and small businesses and construction of a Children’s Development Center in the soum centre.
In Mandal soum; Total investment is $2.590.000 for expansion of Bileg secondary school, repair of sanitary engineering system, construction of tuberculosis unit for the soum hospital, construction of Service Centers in three bags, construction of a library building, police station building in two villages, major overhaul of 500-seat Cultural Palace in Zuunkharaa, sports complex with indoor swimming pool, founding a fully equipped Road Construction Unit, and soft loan project to support small and medium businesses in Kherkh and Tunkhel villages. The Mandal soum administration put special emphasis on developing Tunkhel village, and with funding of the Soum Development Fund the village culture, sport and administration complex has been built as well as school canteen extension and kindergarten repair. For reducing fatalities, a pedestrian underpass beneath seven railroad tracks in the soum center has been constructed.
In Selenge aimag: Total investment is $1.750.000 for three-month training course in agricultural and mining heavy equipment operations was organized, and milk cooling equipment was implemented at regional centers. And “Supporting tailoring shops”, “Supporting national musical instrument making shops” and “Protected vegetable” projects were implemented.
In addition, a number of projects on lighting central streets, building roads, providing hospitals, schools, police stations and other public service organizations with necessary equipment , and supporting small and medium-size businesses have been implemented in the local soums.
BGC not only funds projects in the local communities around its mining operations, but also funds projects of a nationwide scale. For example, with funds of US $26,000 from BGC, a Computer and Health Training Center was established in the Clinical Hospitalin Darkhan-Uul aimag. With Boroo’s contribution of MNT 45 million, the roof of the building of State Elderly House in Batsumber, Tov aimag was maintained, and with a MNT 12 million donation the Bornuur soum school dormitory roof was repaired.
The Company is sponsoring the “Olon Gol, Eg-Uur Watershed Area Community Based Protection Enforcement System” project of Mongol Taimen Conservation Fund with a US $400,000 contribution.
Another project, the first involving a mining company in recovering biological species in Mongolia, has successfully completed the re-introduction of marmots in Selenge aimag.
In addition, BGC supports and sponsors sports events in Mongolia and Mongolian sports teams as well as sportsmen and sportswomen to participate in international athletic and mind sports events.