Lawmakers voted nearly unanimously in favor of building the line and making it broad gauge so it could link up with Russia rail network. There were concerns that if the rail were standard Chinese gauge too much of the commodity would end up flowing to coal hungry China at bargain prices. China currently takes about two-thirds of Mongolia exports. The deposits are located about 200 km from the Chinese border.
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