Developing the underground mine is an investment of over $7 billion, providingMOngol enough copper to produce 6 million electric vehicles annually.
1.3 km underground, namely in the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, Rio Tinto has commenced the production of copper.
In an effort to become one of the world’s leading copper suppliers, the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene, joined Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jakob Stausholm 1.3 kilometres underground to celebrate the milestone. This was followed by a ceremony with Oyu Tolgoi employees and leaders, Government of Mongolia representatives, Oyu Tolgoi Board members and local suppliers.
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