Mongolians visit Bendigo

IN a glowing endorsement of Victoria's roads system, Tuesday's visitors to the VicRoads Bendigo branch came all the way from Mongolia to learn about it.

The Mongolian Transport Minister Baasandorj Batzaya and other senior officials visited Bendigo to observe Victoria's regional road infrastructure.

They attended an all-day conference, in which VicRoads specialists discussed similarities between Victorian and Mongolian landscapes and detailed the methods the state had employed to develop its roads.

Mongolian Ministry of Roads and Transportation director-general Rentsendorj Onon said Mongolia was rapidly growing, with a booming mining sector.

"Our challenge is to develop infrastructure in a vast area with a small population," he said.

VicRoads spray seal technology principal engineer John Esnouf worked in Mongolia for several months last year. 

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