Mongolian member association NARTAM has celebrated its 30 years of existence, championing road transport and trade in Mongolia and beyond.
A rapidly evolving transit and transport hub, Mongolia plays a crucial role in supporting trade between large economic powerhouses in Asia, Eurasia and Europe.
The global IRU family has long supported Mongolia in reaching its full potential in transit and transport. Over the years, NARTAM has developed partnerships with the Mongolian government, notably with the Ministry of Transport and Customs Administration, as well as other public and private stakeholders.
Backed by IRU, these continuous efforts have turned Mongolia from a landlocked country into a land-linked country, through the application of United Nations Conventions, including the TIR Convention. The country has already seen development gains, and has managed to remain resilient during the pandemic.
During a visit of the President of Mongolia, H.E. Mr Khaltmaa Battulga, to the IRU Headquarters in Geneva, just a few years ago, IRU reiterated its support to provide respective services and capacity-building initiatives to achieve these ambitious, yet achievable goals.
Commenting on this significant milestone, IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto said: “Through all these years, NARTAM has been committed to upholding the interests of Mongolian road transport operators at all levels, domestically and internationally. On behalf of the global road transport industry, IRU thanks NARTAM for 30 years of hard work, persistence, dedication and success.”
As a sign of recognition for its valuable contribution to championinig road transport and trade in Mongolia and beyond, and to honour professional and social accomplishments in representing Mongolian hauliers, IRU has presented an anniversary plaque to NARTAM’s President and Executive Director, Mr Naranpurev Davaakhuu.