Investment policy introduced to Japanese businessmen
The 9th Mongolia-Japan Government and Business Sector Joint Committee meeting was held on December 12 within the official visit of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh to Japan. Chairman of the National Development Agency B.Bayarsaikhan introduced a presentation titled ‘Investment policy and management of Mongolia’ at the meeting.
Mongolia’s role in solving the Northeast Asian security recognized
The annual International conference of NGOs on Northeast Asian Security initiated by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) was held in Beijing on December 4. The fourth conference was co-organized by the Chinese Chahar society.
President sends official letter on holding review hearing on air pollution
President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga sent an official letter to Parliament Speaker M.Enkhbold regarding general review hearing, on December 10.
Smart solution for parking wins in hackathon competition
The ‘Youth participation in the development of the city’ hackathon organized jointly by the Youth Development Department of the capital city, Start-up Terminal LLC and National Start-up Fund LLC was successfully held between November 27 and December 9.
Informal lower house of parliament to be established
A multilateral open discussion titled ‘Social involvement of Mongolians abroad and state policy towards them’ was held on December 7.
Consultative meeting of Foreign Ministries of Mongolia and Russia held
The 16th consultative meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and the Russian Federation was held in Moscow on December 7.
Role of universities in entrepreneurship development increasing
‘Mongolian Entrepreneurship Summit-2018’ kicked off under the theme ‘Role of universities in entrepreneurship development’ today, on December 6.
Secretary General of Parliament Secretariat receives IRI Country Director
On December 5, Secretary General of Parliament Secretariat of Mongolia Ts.Tsolmon received Mr. Craig Castagna, Country Director at the International Republican Institute (IRI) Mongolia, at the State House.
MUST to launch satellite next year
At the initiation of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), joint team of MUST, National University of Mongolia (NUM) and Kyushu Institute of Technology held its first online meeting on satellite launching on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the MUST.
Deputy Foreign Minister attends Freedom Online Conference
Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia B.Battsetseg represented the Government of Mongolia at the 2018 Freedom Online Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany in Berlin on November 29-30.
Mongolia introduces community-based sustainable tourism
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism, ‘Airbnb’ and ‘what3words’ announced a joint project to create a favorable condition for tourism in Mongolia. A memorandum of cooperation between the parties was signed in May, 2018.
MP Yo.Baatarbileg receives Health Minister of Laos
On December 4, the Head of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Science, MP Yo.Baatarbileg received delegates led by Health Minister of Lao People’s Democratic Republic Dr. Bounkong Syhavong and exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation.
Employers highlight high productivity of disabled people
General Agency for Development of People with Disabilities (PwDs) is hosting the ‘Career Expo-2018’ event jointly with government and non-governmental organizations.
Plastic bags to be banned next year
Sale, use, import and production of plastic bags are to be banned starting from March 1, 2019, according to a decree by the Minister of Minister of Environment and Tourism.
Irina Kravchenko: EBRD is involved in various activities other than project financing
On November 20, we interviewed Irina Kravchenko, Head of Mongolia Unit at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), on the activities of the EBRD in Mongolia.
Alliance for Torture-Free Trade introduced
Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva L.Purevsuren participated in the 7th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights held in Geneva on November 26-28.
‘Nomads & Orchestra’ research photo exhibition to be presented
In course of the celebrations of 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mongolia, the Embassy of Canada is presenting the ‘Nomads & Orchestra’ photo exhibition by photographer Nathalie Daoust.
VAT refunds to be applied to taxi services
The new online taxi service UBCAB will provide receipts to the customers. The app is now fully integrated with the ‘E-barimt’ e-receipt system, the developers report.
Report on bolstering foreign investment discussed with private sector
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has recently released a report to help Mongolia formulate a new investment policy and strategy to better leverage existing foreign direct investment (FDI), attract new forms of FDI, and diversify its economy. This week, IFC and the National Development Agency (NDA) are holding another round of consultation that focuses on private sector stakeholders.
“Mongolia is on the same level as developed countries for its development of IT and communications sector”
“InvesCore’s achievements will serve as a stepping stone for many more Mongolian companies to enter the foreign market”
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’