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Politics

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In response to alleged reports that Chinese nationals will be granted visa-free entrance to Mongolia for up to 30 days, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on January 22, denying the above claim.

Jan 20, 2017 |

The Ministry of Finance of Mongolia (“MoF”) would like to clarify and respond to an interview made by Cabinet Secretariat J. Munkhbat, who was quoted and misinterpreted on the website of the UB Post today by saying that the “Government currently does not have enough capital to repay Euro Bond debt due in March 2017”.

Jan 20, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 19, B.Bat-Erdene, Defense Minister received Masato Takaoka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia.

Jan 20, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Fifteen vehicles were granted to the emergency departments of 15 soums of 11 provinces today in order to improve the public and health services to herders and citizens living in remote areas with much wintering difficulties.

Economics

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME / ‘Made in Mongolia’ series of expo and business meeting will run this year, announced ‘Anglo Freight’ LLC, the initiator and organizer of the event. The company in collaboration with other relevant organizations organized ‘Made in Mongolia’ series of expo and business meeting twice in the US in 2015 and 2016, involving 20 national companies.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ By the end of 2016, there are 141.5 thousand entities registered to the business registry of Mongolia. Almost half of the registered or 69.4 thousand entities are not operational. In 2016, a total of 1,527 companies or entities fully stopped their operations, reports the Business Registry.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Foreign specialists agree that Mongolia is a paradise of solar energy. But only 2-3 percent of our energy production comes from renewable energy sources; many explanations can be mentioned in this regard such as economic difficulty and content tendencies based on Mongolia’s coal resources.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Construction of the sewage treatment plant in Sainshand, the center of Dornogobi (East Gobi) province, will commence in 2017, an official source told MONTSAME. The project costs USD 3.7 million, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Agriculture

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Authorities of Selenge aimag visited Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan and established a cooperation agreement on sowing buckwheat in Selenge province last week.

Jan 13, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Mercy Corps” NGO has announced a call for a tender for subproject on supporting the reduction of negative influence caused by dzud or winter disaster in Zavkhan province, among NGOs.

Jan 11, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ P.Sergelen, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry met with Catherine Arnold, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Mongolia on January 9.

Jan 11, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ P.Sergelen, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry received S.V.Chepurnoi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Mongolia on January 9. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on issues of future cooperation in the fields of agriculture and light industry. 

Society

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 28, protest against heavy air pollution and smog will take place for the second time on the central square of the capital.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 20, B.Chinbat, Head of Communication and Information Technology Authority received Elizabeth Barsak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Mongolia.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 23, D.Ochirbat, State Secretary of Ministry of Health received a delegation of Samsung Medical Center of the Republic of Korea.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ After many years of efforts of the international and domestic children’s rights organizations to support the rights of child jockeys, public attitudes and the legal environment are starting to make progress.

Education

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian Academy of Sciences held its biennial election to choose new members last week, 3 scholars were chosen out of 11 candidates.

Jan 19, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolians count nine cycles of nine days during the peak wintertime cold. These are the 81 days starting from the Winter Solstice until the beginning of March. According to the lunisolar calendar, utilized in the lives of nomadic herders of Mongolia and land-farmers of Asia, the winter solstice falls on December 22, which has the shortest daytime and longest nighttime of a year.

Jan 17, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to a resolution of the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, winter break of secondary schools in Ulaanbaatar city is extended until January 30, in accordance with the increasing spread of flu and cold weather.

Jan 09, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of annual ‘Foremost Calligraphers of Mongolia’ national contest in traditional Mongolian script which is organized by ‘Khumuun Bichig’ weekly newspaper of national news agency MONTSAME.

Sports

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME Amateurs of motosport in Dornod aimag will take part in ‘Harbin-2017’ off-road auto racing. They were entitled with a right to compete at the upcoming competition by winning special prize at an auto racing in Ergun city of Inner Mongolia after competed with 55 riders of 5 countries.

Jan 23, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ An ordinary shepherd from the pristine steppe of Mongolia is representing his country at the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships to be held in South Island of New Zealand on February 8-11.

Jan 18, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 40th Men’s, 25th Women’s and 5th Team National Judo Championships took place on January 16-17 to conclude with interesting results.

Jan 18, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Hans Michael Weiss, a German coach was appointed as a leading coach of the Mongolian national football team. This decision was made by a meeting of the Executive Committee of Mongolian Football Federation held on January 17.

Mining

Jan 20, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 20, D.Ariunbold, CEO of Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi JSC, a subsidiary of state owned investment company Erdenes Mongol met with Prime Minister J.Erdenebat to brief on a recent coal trade.

Jan 20, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In regard to his meeting with Prime Minister J.Erdenebat on January 20, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi CEO D.Ariunbold briefed reporters on the company’s operations at Tavan Tolgoi deposit, one of the world’s largest coal fields.  

Jan 17, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian Government has now a debt of USD80 million unpaid from USD350 loan to the Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (Chalco).

Jan 11, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (Erdenes TT) has planned to sell a ton of coal for USD 59.3 at the East Tsankhi block of the Tavan Tolgoi deposits in the first quarter of 2017.

Art and Culture

Jan 20, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Tengis cinema is showing two Japanese films “Silver Spoon” and “A Drop of the Grapevine” free-of-charge on Friday at 3 pm and 6 pm. The Japanese Movie Days kicked off on January 18. The 10th annual event is being organized by the Embassy of Japan in Ulaanbaatar and The Japan Foundation.

Jan 17, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A team of Mongolian ice sculptors received one silver and three bronze medals from the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.

Jan 17, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Young painter M.Gan-Ochir has planned to open his third personal exhibition named “Pattern of Soul” at the State History Museum of the State House.

Jan 13, 2017 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Japanese anime drama film “The Garden of Words” directed by Makoto Shinkai is to be screened at the 10th Japanese Movie Days which will be organized by the Embassy of Japan to Mongolia together with the Japan Foundation in Ulaanbaatar starting from January 18, 2017.