Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and ADB to cooperate in employment promotion
On January 18-29, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organizing online meetings with representatives of relevant ministries and agencies to discuss the directions of loans, grants, and technical assistance projects and programs included in the 2021-2024 Country Partnership Strategy with Mongolia.
COVID-19 cases in Ulaanbaatar on the rise as 32 reported today
Today, January 20, 32 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ulaanbaatar after performing PCR testing on 13,318 people nationwide since yesterday.
President sends official letter to Cabinet concerning delivery of Oyu Tolgoi-related documents
President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga submitted an official letter to the Cabinet regarding Oyu Tolgoi, and underlined his intention to discuss the matter on the level of the National Security Council.
India to supply vaccines to Mongolia
In his official letter to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mongolian Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh expressed a request to receive the COVID-19 vaccine being produced by India.
Khankh soum hit again by earthquake last night
Last night, at 03:15 AM of January 19, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake was reported in Khankh soum of Khuvsgul aimag. Residents of the soum felt a tremor, but no damages have been recorded, according to the Emergency Department of the aimag.
Securities traded at national stock market decreased by 66.6 percent in 2020
In 2020, securities worth MNT 53.9 billion were traded at the national stock market, decreased by MNT 107.6 billion (66.6%) compared to the previous year.
The Voice of Mongolia becomes Asia’s Best Music Programme
At the 25th Asian Television Awards held in Singapore on January 15-16, Mongol TV became an award winner of Best Music Programme with its programme ‘The Voice of Mongolia’ the second time.
Mongolia-Hungary flight agreement needs to be renewed
On January 15, Minister of Road and Transport Development L. Khaltar met with Ambassador of Hungary Borbala Anna Obrusánszky (Ph.D.).
UNFPA and Rio Tinto Mongolia to establish four PCR labs in Mongolia
Four PCR labs will be established in Mongolia as part of ‘The Building the Capacity for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Service Delivery for the Most Vulnerable in Mongolia amidst Pandemic project’, funded by Rio Tinto Mongolia with MNT1.7 billion and implemented in partnership with Oyu Tolgoi and United Nations Population Fund.
Total cases of COVID-19 stands at 1526
At today’s press briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia, Head of Surveillance Department of the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) A.Ambaselmaa reported nine new cases in the country, all in Ulaanbaatar, detected after performing PCR testing on 9,115 people since yesterday, January 17.
Foreign Minister meets UN Resident Coordinator
On January 14, Minister of Foreign Affairs N.Enkhtaivan met with UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia Tapan Mishra.
Deficit of equilibrated balance reaches MNT4.5 trillion
According to the preliminary results of 2020, the total revenue of the general government budget was MNT 10.4 trillion, of which the equilibrated revenue of the general government budget amounted to MNT 9.4 trillion or 90.6% of the total revenue of the general government budget.
COVID-19: Locally acquired cases stand at 990
According to today’s press briefing on the COVID-19 situations, 12 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus as a result of the nationwide PCR testing that involved 16,854 people yesterday.
Promoting Mongolian livestock products on European and Swiss markets
Today, January 14, Stefanie Burri (Ph.D.), Head of Swiss Cooperation in Mongolia, and Benoit Meyer-Bisch, Deputy Head, Ts. Enkh-Amgalan, Green Gold Animal Health project manager, have met Ts. Mendsaikhan, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry.
Carried freight from all types of transport decreased by 12.6 percent in 2020
At the end of 2020, 60.3 million tonnes of freight were carried in total by all types of transport. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the carried freight was dropped by 8.7 million tonnes (12.6%).
Ten new cases of COVID-19 detected in Mongolia
At today’s press briefing on the COVID-19 situation, Head of Surveillance Department of the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) A.Ambaselmaa provided updates on the latest test results.
Mongolia counts 67.1 million head of livestock
According to the preliminary result of the annual livestock census of 2020, heads of livestock in Mongolia totaled 67.1 million, of which 4.1 million horses, 4.7 million cattle, 472.9 thousand camels, 30.0 million of sheep, and 27.7 million goats.
Right incentives and mechanisms play major role in reducing herd size
As of 2019, Mongolia’s livestock number (70.9 million) exceeded the pasture carrying capacity by 33 million sheep equivalent heads, exceeded by 2-7 times in most aimags, and more than 70 percent of pastureland is degraded overall. These numbers indicate that the continuously increasing grazing pressure truly highlights the need for urgent and concrete actions in addressing the challenges.
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