Mongolia's energy efforts acknowledged
Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues statement
Mongolia expects to settle Chalco debt in April
West Tsankhi coal sold for USD 71.5
Academy of Sciences joined by 3 academicians
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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mr. Tsend Munkh-Orgil, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, talked on the phone with Mr. Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on 24 January 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.
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”.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 19, B.Bat-Erdene, Defense Minister received Masato Takaoka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ For the first time in its history foreign trade balance of Mongolia has reached a surplus of USD1.5 billion. Even though the external trade balance has experienced a trade surplus since 2014, due to sharp import fall, the surplus has never reached to a billion.
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.
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.
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.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Authorities of Selenge aimag visited Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan and established a cooperation agreement on sowing buckwheat in Selenge province last week.
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.
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.
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.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Harsh winter conditions are severely impacting herders and their livestock in the Northern part of Mongolia. In response to the deteriorating situation, the United Nations has allocated $1.1 million through its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to launch a rapid humanitarian response and provide life-saving assistance.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A facebook user Azito Tsosaika protested against smog in New-York city, wearing Deel Mongolian traditional outfit and with hadag in her hands, as she held a sign “Mongolia is suffocating” sign.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) published a joint research by Simon Fraser University, Health Sciences University of Mongolia, National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring, and World Health Organization on Mongolian air pollution and its attributable mortality of 2011.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 23-25, National Emergency Management Agency is holding a strategic assembly among its managerial staff to evaluate the effects and implementation rate of the organization’s activities of last year and determine the action plan for this year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “The science community of Mongolia is highly grateful to the current Government for its change of attitude towards science”, said G.Chuluunbaatar, Deputy President of Mongolian Academy of Sciences today, January 24 at a symposium held in the building of Mongolian Information Technology Park.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian Academy of Sciences held its biennial election to choose new members last week, 3 scholars were chosen out of 11 candidates.
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.
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.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 2016 Ice Climbing Championships of Mongolia took place on January 21 and 22 at the International “Nairamdal” Children’s Camp. The championships were participated by some 80 climbers.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ozeki Kisenosato is set to become the first Japanese-born yokozuna in 19 years after a Japan Sumo Association advisory body recommended his promotion on Monday, writes Japan Times.
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.
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.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Oyu Tolgoi announced an update on its production for the fourth quarter of 2016 and released the latest edition of its Performance Scorecard on January 24.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ By the end of 2016, mining licensed area occupies 0.9 per cent of the total territory of Mongolia with 1558 valid mining licenses. In addition, exploration licensed area makes up 7.7 per cent of the territory with its number of licenses of 2022.
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.
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.
Art and Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ E.Amartuvshin, State Honored Artist of Mongolia and soloist of the Theatre of Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet has performed his first concert at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Italy in accordance with his agreement with the theatre.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia performed “Chinggis Khaan” opera written by B.Sharav, State Prize Winner and State Merit Figure of Mongolia, on January 21-22 in Ulaanbaatar.
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.
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.