World Bank project aims to help Mongolia diversify exports
Museum to be established near Tonyukuk statue
100 kinds of factories to open in all regions
Mongolian Honorary Consulate opens in Quebec, Canada
Earth Hour 2017 expected on March 25
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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Government of Mongolia, regardless of the current economic difficulties, is to maintain consistency of the “21:100” program on building new factories. This means that factories of 100 kinds of heavy and light production for substituting imports will be built in all 21 provinces of Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The National Program on Reducing Air and Environmental Pollution is the key solution to the pressing issues of Ulaanbaatar, which a half of the country’s population call home, said a government official on Thursday during a meeting with journalists.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city S.Batbold paid a visit to Warsaw, Poland in the scope of his working visit to Europe on March 22.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The opening ceremony for Mongolian Honorary Consulate with its seat in Quebec province held in Montreal, Canada on March 21.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Finance of Mongolia and World Bank launched an Export Development Project on March 24. The project is aimed to help small and medium-sized enterprises in non-minerals sectors to strengthen their export capabilities and boost their access to export markets.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Today, March 24, Finance Minister B.Choijilsuren submitted a bill on 2017 Budget Amendment to Parliament Speaker M.Enkhbold. The budget amednment has been developed within the framework of policy measures to realize IMF’s Extended Fund Facility program.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Deputy Governor of the capital P.Bayarkhuu met with a working group of the Asian Development Bank to develop a feasibility study on “Affordable housing program”. The working group introduced principles of the program planning and working plan to the Deputy Governor.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “The expansion of Olon Ovoot inland port will help increase income from coal and employment in Mongolia”, remarked D.Ganbat, Minister of Road and Transport Development D.Ganbat as he attended an official inauguration ceremony of an expanded terminal built at Olon Ovoot port, Dornogobi aimag on March 23.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry reports that 819,900 or 3.6 percent of total dams on national level have delivered offspring.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “There are over 200 technologies and products that can immediately find their application in production”, remarked J.Saule, Deputy Minister for Food, Agriculture and Light Industry during a meeting of the Ministry’s sub-council on science and technology.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Vaccine against mites will be tested on animals in Mongolia and the result will be studied jointly by Mongolian and Cuban specialists. Mr. Eulogio Pimentel, Director General of the Center for the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of the Republic of Cuba, executive manager of the center and experts of biotechnology projects are paying a working visit in Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A resident of Delgherkhangai soum, Dundgobi aimag (central Gobi province) Kh.Bazarsukh runs family cultivation business and exchanges his harvest for livestock. His family has been running crop farming since 1982 on their 2 ha of agricultural land, where trees are planted on one ha and the rest is used for planting potatoes and other vegetable and harvesting 6-7 tons each year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During her working visit to Singapore, Deputy Health Minister L.Byambasuren met with Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State, Ministry of Communication and Information and Ministry of Health of Singapore and exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Importance of cloud physics and its insufficiency in Mongolia was discussed during an academic conference held in the building of National Agency of Meteorology and Environment Monitoring on March 23, Thursday.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The National Road Transport Department of Mongolia organized a discussion under the theme “Improving operations of international freight transport” on March 23. The event focused on the improvement of public and private partnership and government policy on international transport as well as tackling issues arose in the freight transports in routes from deposits of Ukhaa Khudag and Tavantolgoi in Umnugobi aimag to the port of Gashuunsukhait-Gants mod.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On March 22, D.Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism received Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) representative in Ulaanbaatar Veysel Çiftçi. At the meeting, the two sides discussed a number of issues, such as elimination of air and soil pollution, training Mongolian media specialists in Turkey and development of tourism infrastructure.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Edu-Line LLC is organizing its annual education fair ‘Global Education Expo’ for young people interested in studying abroad at Blue Sky Hotel for the 9th time this year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A workshop for law enforcement officers under the theme "Intensifying cooperation of border authorities against human trafficking and smuggling” started yesterday, March 21. The event is being organized by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia and International Organization of Migration (IOM), the workshop was attended by Donato Colucci, Senior Immigration and Border Management Specialist of the IOM in Bangkok and Darlene Pajarito, Executive Director of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking \IACAT\ in the Philippines.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On March 20, the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia and Nagoya University of Japan signed a memorandum on launching joint research. The memorandum was signed by State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Ts.Tsengel and Vice President of Nagoya University Katsuya Ichihashi.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In accordance with an ordinance of the Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, new Interim President has been appointed at National University of Mongolia, the oldest and most prestigious university in Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian athlete N.Uyanga from Darkhan-Uul province won a gold medal in 100-meter alpine skiing tournament held on the first day of the 2017 Youth Winter Special Olympic Games. She became the first Mongolian to win gold medal from the Special Olympic Winter Games.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ World’s largest winter sports event for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, “Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017” is taking place from March 17 to March 24. As of today, 14 Mongolian participants have won 2 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian athlete S.Temuulen scoops bronze medal from Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017 in 50M Snowshoeing race category held on March 23. Adding another medal to the their collection, Mongolian team secures 2 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals from this year's Special Olympics Winter Games.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Ulaanbaatar Marathon - 2017 public sporting event is to take place on May 20, this year.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Government of Mongolia has planned 20.9 percent of the land for exploration through licensing and selection processes.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On March 23-24, the annual ‘Mongolian Geology and Exploration’ conference, initiated by the Society of Economic Geologists is gathering geologists for the 9th time this year.
Mongolia Mining 2017, one of the biggest and most significant events in Mongolian mining industry is to be held on 5-7 April at Buyant Ukhaa Sports Palace, Ulaanbaatar city. We interviewed with T.Battulga, CEO of Minex Mongolia, the general organizer of the expo.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ "Mongolia Gold 2017" investment forum was held on March 17 at the Chinggis Hotel, gathering some 300 domestic and international delegates from government, private sector and investors.
Art and Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ This year marks the 30th anniversary of Three Hills of Misfortune ballet which was first staged on March 28, 30 years from now.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The original statue of General D.Sukhbaatar which stood at the central square of Ulaanbaatar city over 70 years, is now located in Delger’s choir monastery in a Delgertsogt soum of Dundgobi aimag. The monument was removed from the square three years ago by a decision of the Citizens Representative Meeting of the capital to re-erect it with bronze.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On the occasion of the World Poetry Day, observed on March 21, Zokhist Dorno publishing company and the Union of Mongolian Photographers jointly organized an exhibition called “Poems in Photos”.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Refreshing manifestations of the simple yet breathtaking beauty of forest, its greenery and life amid the trees reimagined by the inquisitive and imaginative minds of children are what await nature lovers at ‘Wonders of Mongolian Forest’ exhibition.