IPI Vice-President for Construction Eric Poon has told the local media that he expects Phase 1 of the resort hotel construction to be completed by December 31, as workers from Mongolia are helping to reinforce the construction team.
Poon also noted that the next three phases are expected to be completed a year later, by December 31, 2020.
As of last month, IPI had 314 Taiwanese and 150 Mongolian construction workers, but the situation appears to be fluctuating rapidly. About half of the Taiwanese workforce joined a protest on November 6, and reportedly the company pressured many of them to resign early and return to Taiwan.
The Mongolian workers are apparently less prone to make demands and come at cheaper wages, so IPI is bringing more of them into the construction works.