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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Under a decision of the Board of Directors of the Erdenes Mongol LLC, O.Odbayar has been appointed the deputy director of the company. He will be in charge of the business development affairs of Erdenes Mongol.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg received Ambassador of Belarus to Mongolia S.Chepurnoi on October 20 upon the latter’s request.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The polling for the elections to citizens representatives khurals of soums and city districts was held on October 19. Voter turnouts were insufficient in 135 out of the total 1,765 electoral constituencies and in some constituencies the number of votes for candidates equaled, reported the General Election Committee on Thursday.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The freshly appointed Director of the MONTSAME National News Agency B.Ganchimeg received the seal and office today at the agency. Previously, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Door newspaper.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Following is the public report on the September 2016 results of the “Housing Price Index” (HPI) research conducted independently by Tenkhleg Zuuch LLC at the request of Mongol Bank.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The industrial production index (seasonally adjusted) stood at 137.4 (2010=100) in September, indicating increase of 2.4 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and 5.0 percent compared to the end of 2015.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ By the first of October, 292.1 thousand tons of crops, 122.0 thousand tons of potatoes and 69.7 thousand tons of vegetable have been harvested, and 902.0 thousand tons of hay and 19.1 thousand tons of fodder were produced.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to a report of the Bank of Mongolia, money supply (broad money or M2) reached MNT 11.4 trillion at the end of September 2016, which increased by MNT 184.9 billion (1.6 %) against the previous month and by MNT 1515.4 billion (15.3%) against the same period in 2015.
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/ The Social Insurance Fund revenue and expenditure amounted to MNT 1303.4 billion and MNT 1276.7 billion respectively in the first 9 months of 2016. It indicates an increase of MNT 258.9 billion (24.8%) and MNT 123.2 billion (10.7%) compared to the same period of 2015.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The civil aviation company banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphones on board, as per the recommendation from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The decision took effect on Monday.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian-Korean Friendship Meeting between the Confederation of Mongolian Journalists and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ulaanbaatar took place on Friday at the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. The friendly meeting incorporated promoting of national cuisines and traditional costumes, archery competitions, and quiz named “Who knows Korea best?”.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first 9 months of 2016, 59,042 women gave birth to 59,320 children. There were 12,292 infant deaths, indicating an increase of 45 deaths (0.4%) compared to the same period of 2015.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Academician D.Regdel, formerly the first vice president of the Academy, was elected the next president at the congress of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, took place on October 13. He holds degree of Doctor of Science in chemistry.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 12th International “Khureltogoot” Scientific Conference’s debates took place on Saturday at the Central Library of Science and Technology of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST). Scholars from India, China, South Korea and Italy have presented their papers along with the selected seven articles from university students and researchers of Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Role of Scientific Field in the Green Growth” international scientific conference is being organized on Wednesday in Ulaanbaatar, by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sciences and Sports.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Chinggis Khaan-Ulaanbaatar Cup is taking place these day at the Central Palace of Sports. The International boxing competition attracts 61 men and 24 women athletes from Mongolia, Russia, China, Hungary, Singapore and Uzbekistan.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ B.Chimedtseren won the gold medal in men’s -120 kg category of the Asian Bench-Press Championships 2016, held in Tashkent on October 14-21. The lifter bench-pressed 322.5 kg.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The city of Novosibirsk of Russia will be hosting the 2016 Russian-Mongolian Cooperation business forum on October 27-30, during which the sports and cultural events and competitions are scheduled between the artists and athletes of the two good neighbors.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On October 16, B.Dorjpalam won the race of 42.195 km International Nanjing Marathon, followed by fellow country athlete Ts.Sanjidmaa, securing the gold medal. The Rio 2016 Olympian B.Munkhzaya came in fifth.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi today announced the signing of an underground mining and support services contract with Dayan Contract Mining, a joint venture between Hasu Megawatt and Redpath, reported ot.mn on October 14.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Rio Tinto Group said Mongolia won’t receive any dividend from the giant Oyu Tolgoi mine for 10 years as the world’s second-biggest mining company prioritizes completing a USD 5.3 billion underground expansion.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Vice Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry Kh.Badamsuren worked Tuesday at the coal mines of West and East Tsankhi at the “Erdenes Tavantolgoi” LLC, the “Ukhaa khudag” coal mine and the concentration plant at the “Energy Resource” LLC and a coal mine of the “Tavantolgoi” company.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Officials from the Ministry of Mining and the General Agency for Specialized Inspection paid a site visit to the head stream of River Orkhon, located in Tsenkher soum of Arkhangai Province last weekend. At that time, the river was flowing red, because of the excavation in nearly 13 km long area alongside the river shore.
Art and Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ State Honored Artist Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar will be the next laureate of the supreme state prize - the Order of Chinggis Khaan, on the birth anniversary of the Great Khaan and the National Pride Day of Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Faith (“Itgel” in Mongolian) is to be screened at the ArcLight Culver City cinema on at 9.00 pm of October 27, the US time. Mongolian films – The Faith and Mother are being nominated for the Audience Award of the Asian World Film Festival.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Nomadic Tourism of Mongolia photographic exhibition opened today at the Mongolian Fine Art Gallery. Co -organized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Mongolian Tourism Association the exhibition is staged ahead of the International Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities, to be held in Ulaanbaatar on October 13-15.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian film "White Khadak", directed by J.Sengedorj, is bringing the national audience on the edge of their seats. The film, being screened in seven cinemas throughout Ulaanbaatar, is leading the market with largest number of spectators.