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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Speaker of parliament M.Enkhbold received Thursday Liu Zhenya, chairman of the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) and the China Electricity Council (CEC), in the State House.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Hungary Z.Batbayar met Tuesday with Palkovics Laszlу, the Parliamentary State Secretary of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities on higher education affairs.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Head of the parliamentary Standing committee on security and foreign policy J.Enkhbayar; head of the Standing committee on state structure N.Enkhbold; and A.Undraa MP met Wednesday a delegation of the Asia Foundation (AF), an international developmental NGO.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In accordance with decisions of the cabinet made Wednesday, Yo.Bat-Erdene was appointed as deputy head of the General Authority of Customs.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first seven months of this year, 10,729.3 thousand tons of freight and 1,554.3 thousand people (duplicated counting) were carried by railway transport.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In first half of this year, 25.6 thousand or 38.0% of 67.4 thousand entities were doing business in the whole and retailing sales nationwide.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Productions of total industrial sector reached MNT 4,924.8 billion in first seven months of this year, increasing by MNT 81.6 billion or 1.7% against the previous year. It was mainly affected by increases in the mining and exploration industries which reached MNT 3,361.7 billion, increasing by MNT 183.3 billion or 5.8% against the previous year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In July of this year, the National Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased by 0.6% against the previous month, but increased by 2.3% from beginning of the year, by 0.9% compared to same period of the previous year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to a survey on prices of agricultural products on the market by July of this year, an average price of cow-hide of 2 cm more thickness was the lowest (MNT 10-16.5 thousand) in Ovorkhangai, Khovsgol, Dornod and Bulgan aimags, while the highest (MNT 25 thousand)--in Zavkhan, Orkhon, Darkhan-Uul, Tov aimags and Ulaanbaatar city.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At a cabinet meeting held Wednesday, a preliminary balance of harvest for this autumn was presented.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ministry of Food and Agriculture reported Friday that the number of livestock has reached 73 million heads after the country received 18.8 million heads of baby animals this spring.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ As of June 1, 2016, grain, vegetables, potatoes and other plants have been sown on 367.9 thousand hectares.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ UNICEF and the government of Mongolia are launching the results of the first ever comprehensive deprivation analysis (MODA), which presents a multi-dimensional picture of child wellbeing and areas of persisting disparities in Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Comparing to the minimum livelihood level, the size of monthly fiscal income per capita was 55.8% at a national level in July of this year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A roundtable entitled “Mongolia-South Korea cooperation in media and journalism” was held on Monday in the Ulaanbaatar hotel on occasion of the fourth anniversary of the ties between the Confederation of Mongolian Journalists (CMJ) and the Korean Journalist Association (KJA).
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ 107 people died and 910.4 thousand heads of livestock and animals were lost due to 2,845 disasters and accidents occurred in July of this year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the margin of the 11th International Congress of Mongolists, taking place in Ulaanbaatar on August 15-18, the Mongol studies’ scholars along with historians and Roerichs Society members are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Central Asian Expedition of Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh (a.k.a Nicholas Roerich), in quest of Shambala.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Northeast Asian Think Tank opened on July 28, under the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia, at the initiative of the Institute for the Humanities of Japan, with an aim of studying the social and historic processes in the Northeast Asian region.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian secondary school team successfully competed in the 57th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held July 6-16 in Hong Kong.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) and Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture (MSUAC) signed Friday a memorandum of understanding in Ulaanbaatar to foster bilateral cooperation in cultural and arts education, the focustaiwan.tw website published Saturday.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A welcoming ceremony took place Friday morning at the “Chinggis Khaan” international airport for Olympic athletes D.Otgondalai, a bronze medalist of the men’s boxing; and G.Mandakhnaran, a fifth place holder of the freestyle wrestling.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ National teams of Mongolia competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games which took place on August 5-21 in Brazil.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ State Honored Sportsman and long-distance runner B.Ser-Od took 92nd place in the men’s marathon race of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games which was concluded on Sunday.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sport J.Batsuuri met Friday D.Sumiya, a State Honored Sportswoman and silver medalist of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Minister of Mining and Heavy industry Ts.Dashdorj received the leaders of Oyu Tolgoi LLC on August 9, for presentation of the current state of developments of the Oyu Tolgoi Project.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On August 3, Oyu Tolgoi LLC announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, and released its latest Performance Scorecard.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi announced July the signing of a critical contract for the underground mine development, marking a significant milestone in the continuing ramp up of the construction programme. The contract to execute the Boxcut and Decline for the project has been awarded to a joint venture between Thiess Pty Ltd and Khishig Arvin, a Mongolian civil and mining services company.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi announced July 19 an update on its production for the second quarter of 2016. Andrew Woodley, Chief Executive Officer of Oyu Tolgoi, said, “I am very pleased with the team’s continuing strong performance in the second quarter. Most importantly our safety performance was excellent, and rates among the best in Rio Tinto and our peers in the industry.”
Art and Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the wrestling competition dedicated to the Danshig Naadam religious festival, the newly acclaimed State Lion R.Purevdagva championed, and earned the title of Danshig Champion (Avarga).
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the margin of Friendly Ulaanbaatar Program, the annual religious festival “Danshig Naadam – Khuree Tsam” took over Khui Doloon Khudag Naadam Complex on the weekend of August 6 and 7. The hosts were the UB City administration and the Center of Mongolian Buddhist Lamaism – Gandantegchinlen Monastery.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Unique event, which assembled 420 Mongolian contortionists together to perform a show, happened at the central square of Ulaanbaatar named after Chinggis Khaan, on August 6. The audience witnessed the performance that set a new Guinness World Record with the largest number of contortionists at one place.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Danshig, the religious form of Naadam, officially commenced on August 5 with the Khuree Jakhar religious dance ritual (Tsam) at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. The Danshig Naadam is to last throughout the coming weekend at Khui Doloon Khudag Naadam Complex.