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Politics

Jul 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Parliamentary faction of the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) has reportedly called a special meeting of Board to review the nominations to the Ministers’ offices. The MPP has been promising to form a “professional cabinet” ever since the beginning of its election campaigns.

Jul 21, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ President Ts.Elbegdorj made a phone call to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon, in connection with the current situation in South Sudan and in concern of the safety of UN peacekeepers, serving there.

Jul 21, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On July 21, the State Great Khural (Parliament) ran first and final readings of the draft amendments to the laws on Composition of Cabinet and the Government of Mongolia, and the draft parliamentary resolution on Re-designating the state administrative bodies and general organizational structure chart. Majority of parliament members approved the drafts and backed a cabinet with 16 members.

Jul 21, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Police of Mongolia, the leaders of law enforcement laid wreaths at the Monument to D.Sukhbaatar and paid tribute to the Statue of Chinggis Khaan on July 21. Present were, the chief commissioner and the chairman of the General Police Department R.Chingis and other officials.

Economics

Jul 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first half of 2016, total equilibrated revenue and grants of the General Government Budget amounted to MNT 2541.3 billion and total expenditure and net lending amounted to MNT 3665.1 billion, representing a deficit of MNT 1123.9 billion in the equilibrated balance.

Jul 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to report of the Bank of Mongolia, money supply (broad money or M2) reached MNT 11.3 trillion at the end of June 2016, which increased by MNT 634.4 billion or 6.0 percent against the previous month and by 1252.6 billion or 12.5 percent compared to the same period of 2015.

Jul 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ceremony for seeing of the athletes, who are to partake in the summer Olympic Games of 2016 to be held in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil, took place on July 20 at Chinggis Square. Present were President Ts.Elbegdorj, PM J.Erdenebat, Deputy PM Ts.Oyunbaatar, Minister of Health and Sports S.Lambaa, grand champion of Mongolian national wrestling B.Bat-Erdene MP, President of the Mongolian Olympic Committee D.Zagdsuren, honorary member of the International Olympic Committee Sh.Magvan, vice President of the Mongolian Olympic Committee and the head of Mongolian Olympic team J.Khatanbaatar, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Batbold and the generations of Olympic medalists.

Jul 19, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In scope of the official visit of the S.Korean President Ms Park Geun-hye, a Mongolian-S.Korean Business Forum was held at Shangri La Hotel of Ulaanbaatar. South Korea is the fourth largest trade partner of Mongolia and the seventh in investment.

Agriculture

Jun 24, 2016 |

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.

Jun 15, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ As of June 1, 2016, grain, vegetables, potatoes and other plants have been sown on 367.9 thousand hectares.

Jun 15, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first five months of this year, 18.8 million heads or 78.8% of 23.9 million heads of dams that were counted by end of 2015, have given births nationwide.

Jun 15, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ According to a survey on prices of agricultural products on the market by May of this year, an average price of cow-hide of 2 cm more thickness was the lowest (MNT 14-16 thousand) in Ovorkhangai, Tov and Dornod aimags, while the highest (MNT 21-28 thousand)--in Zavkhan aimag and Ulaanbaatar city.

Society

Jul 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the occasion of the historic 95th anniversary of MONTSAME, the first news agency of Mongolia, a scientific conference was held at the information center of the agency on July 22. Keynote speakers were the director A.Baatarkhuyag, former director T.Baasansuren, former director and incumbent Executive Director of the Confederation of Mongolian Journalists S.Altantsetseg, former director Ch.Erdene and the deputy director Sh.Batbold.

Jul 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In scope of the “Return of Przewalski Horses to Mongolia” project carried out by the Prague Zoo in cooperation with the governments of the Czech Republic and Mongolia, four wild horses were moved from the Khustai National Park to the Steppe of Takhi (Mongolian name for Przewalski’s horse) of Gobi-Altai province on July 21.

Jul 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Eight journalists from seven media companies around the world visited Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's key newswire service, on Monday as part of a government-sponsored journalism program, reports Yonhap.

Jul 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Red Cross of Mongolia has handed over its donation of 100 blankets, 100 mats and 100 water bottles to the State Emergency Commission for the families, who were left homeless after a flood hit Olgii, the center of Bayan-Olgii aimag last week.

Education

Jul 16, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian secondary school team successfully competed in the 57th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held July 6-16 in Hong Kong.

Jul 10, 2016 |

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.

Jul 04, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The National University of Mongolia (NUM) has announced a scholarship program named after prominent scholars and linguists Ts.Damdinsuren, Sh.Luvsanvandan and B.Rinchin for doctoral and postdoctoral students majoring in Mongol studies for the academic years of 2016-2017.

Jun 28, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the time of Velociraptor, 80 million years ago, southern Mongolia looked surprisingly like the Gobi Desert that exists there today. Animals roamed, nested and fought amid an arid climate while sand-soaked winds battered rocky outcrops. Today, walking along the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, you may only notice one stark difference: Where Velociraptor and other dinosaurs once thrived, there are now only a few fossilized remains. And even those are endangered, writes the Earth Magazine.

Sports

Jul 18, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Renowned mountaineer of Mongolia B.Gangaamaa has become the first Mongolian to conquer Puncak Jaya – Carstensz Pyramid, the highest summit of Mount Carstensz in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua Province, Indonesia, which is one of the Seven Tops of the planet.

Jul 13, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A three-star referee Kh.Khas-Erdene of Mongolia has been qualified to judge the boxing event at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Jul 12, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Freestyle wrestlers of the Mongolian national team claimed medals in the annual Grand Prix tournament of Madrid, Spain, which was concluded last weekend.

Jul 09, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MonNOC) received Friday an official note from the United World Wrestling (UWW) about reviving the Olympic qualification for E.Sumiya, a Mongolian freestyle wrestler, to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Mining

Jul 21, 2016 |

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.

Jul 20, 2016 |

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.”

Jun 22, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The “Erdenes Mongol” LLC will cooperate with the General Electric (GE), an American multinational conglomerate corporation headquarted in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

Jun 08, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi LLC announced Wednesday that it signed a crucial contract for the underground mine development – another key step forward towards full ramp up of construction.

Art and Culture

Jul 21, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Merged Garakhiin Oron” (Towards Attaining Wisdom) Tibetan-Mongolian Glossary xylograph has been listed as a Memory of the World by the UNESCO. The xylograph was created in 1924 in the Agiin Datsan (religious school of Agi) of Buryatia, as initiated by the Mongolian Institute of the Chronicles and Documents – today’s Academy of Sciences.

Jul 20, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the margin of the Friendly Ulaanbaatar Program, “Danshig Naadam – Khuree Tsam” religious festival is to be held on August 6 and 7. An essential part of this festival is held at Chinggis Square, gathering this time 500 monks for chants for better life for all the faithful and all people and animals on this universe.

Jul 14, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian Buddhist monks and students from the largest Tibetan monastery Goman Datsan in Hubli of Karnataka state (India) celebrated Naadam festival on July 12.

Jul 11, 2016 |

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Three Dramatic Characters” (also known as “Three telling hills”) national classic opera was once again staged at the central square of Ulaanbaatar on July 10, in dedication of the 2225th anniversary of the State, 810th anniversary of Great Mongol Empire and the 95th anniversary of the People’s Revolution. The opera was written by B.Damdinsuren and directed by B.Smirnov.