Prime Minister wishes prosperous Year of Rooster
Lunar New Year of Red Fire Rooster welcomed
Ch.Sanjaadamba wins in Lunar New Year wrestling tournament
President extends Lunar New Year greeting
State greetings on Lunar New Year
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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian Prime Minister, Mr Jargaltulgyn Erdenebat greeted with all Mongolians at home and around the world on the occasion of the first day of the Year of the Fire Rooster (February 27).
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 22, D.Davaasuren, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia met with Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the US to Mongolia to exchange views on bilateral relations.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The horse trainers, officially awarded state titles by the presidential decree, was welcomed at the State House by Chairman of the State Great Khural M.Enkhbold on Thursday.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On this day 45 years ago, Mongolia and Japan established diplomatic relations. The opening ceremony for the celebration of this milestone was held on February 10, with a reception, photo exhibit and exchange of congratulatory note between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Bank of Mongolia and the People’s Bank of China have agreed to extend the local currency swap line during the meeting between Deputy Governor Lkhagvasuren Byadran and Deputy Governor Yi Gang on February 22, 2017 in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Economic Standing Committee of Parliament has established a working group to examine Bank of Mongolia activities in 2012-2016. The working group will hold examination from February 23 to April 30, inspecting results of its programs, projects and actions including ‘Price stabilization program’ as well as its loss, and make conclusion, said MP T.Ayursaikhan.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 23, Gobi Corporation and Erdenet Carpet Company were awarded the “State Gerege” - high state prize for best national developments. The ceremony was held this morning at the State House in Ulaanbaatar.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In January 2017, Mongolia traded with 99 countries and total trade turnover reached USD 705.7 million, of which USD 428.5 million were made up by exports and USD 277.2 million by imports.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 24, a signing ceremony of Mongolia to join the Global Consensus on Sustainable Livestock, which was initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ To boost wheat production, wheat farmers are granted financial incentives when they provide wheat to national flour milling companies and to the Crop farming supporting Fund or for State Reserve. In today’s cabinet meeting, the Government defined the incentive amount to be MNT55 thousand for per ton of 1st quality wheat, and MNT50 thousand for 2-4th quality wheat, that meet standards.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During its regular meeting on February 8, the Cabinet resolved to award the ‘State Leading Herder’ title to 103 herdsmen, ‘State Best Herder’ to 5 herdsmen, ‘State Leading Dairymaid’ to 5 dairymaids, ‘State Leading Farmer’ to 5 farmers, ‘State Foremost Agrarian Group’ to 12 agricultural entities and ‘State Foremost Agrarian’ to 21 people. These days, Members of Parliament and Cabinet are presenting the awards.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry has reported that Mongolia will receive 20 million newborn livestock in 2017.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During the Tsagaan Sar holiday, 700 personnel consisting of traffic police officers and cadets of the University of Law Enforcement are working under heightened level of readiness, in order to ensure traffic safety.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the morning of the first day of the “Red Fire Rooster” year of lunar horoscope, the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj paid his respect to the “Yusun Khult Tsagaan Tug” (Nine White Banners).
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Tsagaan Sar or Lunar New Year officially begins when the sun rises on the first day of spring /by lunar horoscope/. This lunar year is attributed as a Red Fire Rooster.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Marking the beginning of the Year of the Red Fire Rooster according to the lunar calendar, President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj extended greetings to the people of Mongolia, on the morning of the first day of Lunar New Year, February 27.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A project to construct secondary school building will be carried-out by non-refundable assistance from the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ ‘Anhaar’, an application to educate the public with entertainment lessons of disaster-risk management was released. The application includes guidelines and emergency service numbers to be used in a disaster or accident.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian National Museum opened the fourth “Best of New Exhibits” triennial exhibition On February 15. About 400 new pieces handpicked from more than 1,800 items that were discovered by the museum researchers within the last three years are being shown to the public.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ch.Sanjaadamba (with a state title of giant) triumphed over 256 wrestlers came from all aimags of Mongolia in the traditional wrestling championship on the occasion of the “Red Fire Rooster” Lunar New Year, with wrestler O.Khangai (with title of Lion) came in second place. The wrestling championship was held yesterday, on February 26, the Lunar New Year's Eve at the National Wreslting Palace in Ulaanbaatar.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A team of Mongolian judo athletes won each of gold, silver and bronze medals from the "Dusseldorf Grand Prix-2017", which was organized by the International Judo Federation on February 24-26 in Germany.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian athlete B.Achbadrakh won bronze medal in Cross-Country Men 10.0 km Individual Classic Qualification Race in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland on February 22 to March 05.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Team of the best judokas of Mongolia left yesterday for Dusseldorf Grand Prix 2017 to commence on February 24 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A lobby group to support responsible mining was established by some parliament members. MPs A.Undraa, N.Amarzaya, Ts.Garamjav, Ya.Sodbaatar, O.Sodbileg, G.Temuulen and J.Bat-Erdene initiated the lobby group to raise an issue of responsible mining development at legislative level within legal framework.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME / The Ministry of Finance and the Government Agency For Policy Coordination on State Property are jointly conducting investigation on Erdenet Mining Corporation’s production, financial and economic activities by the end of 2016 in pursuance of orders issued by the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Economy and Justice.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The state-owned “Erdenes Mongol” LLC and the Mongolyn Alt Corporation (MAK) established a joint company named “Erdenes Ashid” to work in geological exploration and studies by signing the agreement on Monday, February 13.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ More than 20 mineral deposits were put into operation in the year of 2016, creating about 800 vacancies and over MNT 20 billion was invested in the mining industry of Mongolia, the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry reports.
Art and Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian artists are going to attend Oxford International Art Fair 2017, which will be held on February 24-26 at the Oxford Town Hall in Oxford, England.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Best music of the 30th annual “Morin Khuur 2016” festival (horsehead fiddle) has announced their winners. “Tenger Ikh Tal” (Grand Plain of the Sky) received Grand Prix award for the Best song of 2016.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Applique or silk art is a Mongolian unique art form of invaluable creativity made alive by meticulous handcraft and incredible conception. Only four of such astonishing painting exists in Mongolia and one of them is being preserved at a museum in Zuunmod soum of Tuv aimag.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ "Mongolian Art - Wood Crafting" an exhibition on Mongolian wood crafting is taking place at 'The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum' between February 22 and March 22. During the opening ceremony held today, general issues on the preservation of museum objects and exhibits were discussed among the experts and public.