• First of all, we at Hugjil Studio would like to thank our dear viewers whose support gives strength to us.
    Our studio was opened in April, 2011 to air mining- and economy-related programmes. The MMJ team has played a major role in popularizing Hugjil programmes. Mining and economy are big topics. Covering issues of responsible mining has given us special satisfaction, gratifying our sense of responsibility as professional journalists. We are happy that Hugjil programmes have become so popular and are compulsory viewing for so many.
  • Our future depends upon our mastery of technology. Japan and South Korea prosper by the power of their technology and German technology has become synonymous with the nation itself. In the world today a country cannot expect to develop without access to and use ofadvanced technology. Apart from the other captivating features of technology, its application has a special economic importance for Mongolia.
  • Commissioning of the first coal handling and processing plant (CHPP) at the Ukhaa Khudag mine of Energy Resource on June 11 was a landmark event in the history of the mining and processing industry in Mongolia. G.Iderkhangai talks to Ts.Bayarmagnai, operational director of the plant, on just what it means.       

    Please tell our readers more about the plant.
    The plant has three modules with a total capacity to process up to 900 tons of coal in an hour. The first module has just been commissioned and will process up to 5 million tons of raw coal annually. The trial run of the CHPP started on May 12 May.  Some 600 workers from over 20 different contractors were involved in the construction. It was an enormous and challenging job, and on behalf of Energy Resource, I wish to  thank everybody, including on-site workers and those who designed the project, and made all agreements on logistics and procurement, as also all suppliers, for their help and cooperation. 
  • We interviewed Mr. Leigh Montgomery, who is a manager at the Australian “International Explosives Equipment” LLC.  He has experience and been working in this sector over 28 years. He is here in Mongolia to introduce the 3rd level of technology on emulsion explosives, which is Australia’s latest technology.

    Please introduce yourself and your company to our readers. Tell us about your experiences in this field?   
    I studied explosives technology in Perth, Western Australia and I started working in this field in 1986. Therefore, I’ve been working at the explosives plant for almost over 18 years. I have about 28 total years of experience. I worked in several countries such as Indonesia, New Zealand and America all in this field.When I worked in America , I gained experience with  heavy chemical technology for about 3 years. For the last 7 years I have been working at the “International Explosives Equipment” LLC.
  • L.Davaatsedev, executive director of Blast Company, tells G. Iderkhangai why he does not support the move to transfer control of blasting operations in mining work to the Defence Ministry.   

    The spring session of Parliament will discuss a new draft law on the use of explosives and blasting equipment. Do we need amendments to the present law?
    The first ever Mongolian law to regulate blasting work in mining was approved by Parliament in May, 2004 and this still governs the use of explosives and accessories. I acted as head of the working group that worked on drafting that law. It took everybody time to get acquainted with and used to the law but officials began to successfully enforce it by 2007.
  • L. Nachmilner, of the Waste Technology Section in the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, tells E. Odjargal about the latest in the safe disposal of nuclear waste

    Disposal of radioactive waste has been practised from the middle of the last century: the collected experience has resulted in developing several disposal concepts for all waste categories and their construction. The only exemption is disposal of high level waste (including spent nuclear fuel), which is not operational yet. However, viability of disposal of this waste type has been demonstrated in the number of underground research laboratories.
  • Ph.D.Assoc.Prof. M.Naranbat, Head of the Mongolian Drilling Association, tells G.Iderkhangai about a very specialised

    What has your association done to develop the drilling sector?

    The association was established in 1996 and had the name National Center of Drilling Technology. Its aim was to facilitate networking and to carry out basic research in drilling science. There were only four Ph.Ds then in Mongolia -- J.Tseveenjav, L.Tuvkhuu, L.Dugerjav and me. A little study on drilling had been done in Russia but nothing in Mongolia.
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