Fluor Still In Business In Mongolia
Fluor, a company based in Irving, Texas USA, is still doing business in Mongolia. An earlier report this week by this author noted that Fluor had reportedly removed all foreign personnel from Mongolia rapidly at the first hint that the government of Mongolia may have a tax inquiry for the company. Despite confirmation from a multitude of sources in Mongolia, Fluor’s communications director Brian Mershon confirms that Fluor remains committed to Mongolia with more than 30 employees including several ex-pats working in the country on various infrastructure projects and the Sainshand Industrial Park project.
The bad reporting is solely this author’s responsibility with deep apologies to those working for Fluor, their family members and friends. The sources I relied upon have been reliable in the past but the statements should have been verified directly.
Mr. Mershon, Director of Global Media Relations & External Communications at Fluor, issued this statement from Fluor to clarify the situation:
Fluor works on projects in diverse market segments in Mongolia including infrastructure, mining & metals, and industrial services. We currently have more than 30 employees in Mongolia, and as is typical on our project locations across the globe, we increase and decrease project staff size as needs dictate. We have been in Mongolia since 2006 and expect to continue to provide assistance to our clients in Mongolia across the industries we serve as client and project needs require.
Other details in the earlier article related to the cases of Justin Kapla, Hilarion Cajucom, Cristobal David and others who remain under exit visa bans remain accurate.