EU assistance for Mongolia increased to USD 11 million
On October 7, Cooperation team leader of EU Delegation to Mongolia Pierre-Yves Lucas informed that a decision has been made to increase the assistance being given to Mongolia to USD 11 million during the discussion held on supporting small and medium enterprises.
Mongolia to issue visas to foreign nationals with urgent business
In aims of reducing the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the socio-economic situation and providing support for government organizations, NGOs, and entities, the decision has been made to issue short-term official and business visas for foreign nationals that have urgent business in Mongolia.
B.Oyunbileg awarded with Community Development Award of Asian Girl Awards
On October 2, Representative at the Taipei Trade and Economic Representative Office in Ulaanbaatar Grace Lo presented the Community Development Award of the 8th Asian Girl Awards to B.Oyunbileg.
Online database established for AFCCP
The Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection (AFCCP) of Mongolia now has a database for identifying monopolies. With the database available, it becomes possible for the authority to register the actions of entities that monopolize the market and violate consumer rights.
Online Fellowship Program on Mine Hazard Reclamation takes place
The first Online Fellowship Program on Mine Hazard Reclamation was organized by the Environment Research Center over the course of 45 days, with support from the Mine Reclamation Corporation (MIRECO) of the Republic of Korea. Specialists of the Ministry of Environment and instructors of the research center received certificates for the program by completing it on October 6.
A bowl that “gives birth”
One of the valuable artifacts being kept at the Ethnographic Museum of Sukhbaatar aimag is the bowl that “gives birth”. It is named as such due to how you can discover a smaller bowl inside of it by removing the lid at the bottom.
Weather expected to be stable throughout the country
The weather is expected to be relatively stable in the next few days, reports the National Agency of Meteorology and Environment.
Taiwan donates hospital garments and PPE
On October 2, Representative at the Taipei Trade and Economic Representative Office in Ulaanbaatar Grace Lo presented 5,000 hospital garments and 20,000 personal protective equipment, worth a total of USD 400 thousand to the National Center for Communicable Diseases.
160 Mongolians arrive on charter flight from Nur-Sultan
The State Emergency Commission made the decision to conduct 11 charter flights this month to bring back about 2,700 citizens from abroad. According to the decision, a charter flight organized in route Nur-Sultan-Ulaanbaatar landed at Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport at 8.15 am on October 4.
Stock Exchange weekly review /Sep 28-Oct 02/
During the week of September 28, 2020 to October 02, 2020, MNT 241,453,330.47 worth of securities were traded through 5 trading sessions on the MSE.
Discussion takes place on comprehensive policy for early childhood development
In partnership with UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and Science organized a consultative meeting on a comprehensive policy for the support of early childhood development on October 1.
Filmmakers highlight necessity of government investment in Mongolian film arts
The time has come for the state to pay attention to the field of film arts in Mongolia, highlighted the participants of the conference, ‘Mongolian film arts 2020’, that took place on October 1.
Officials hold virtual meeting with Facebook representatives
On September 29, the Communications Regulatory Commission held a virtual meeting on the partnership with Facebook and corresponding organizations during the time of elections in correlation with the local council elections that will soon be taking place.
2021 state budget bill presented to Speaker
On September 30, Minister of Finance Ch.Khurelbaatar presented the bills for the state budget, the budget of the Social Insurance Fund, and the budget of the Health Insurance Fund for the year of 2021 as well as bills for other corresponding legislation to Speaker G.Zandanshatar.
Project to strengthen COVID-19 preparedness launches
The launch of the “Building the Capacity for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Service Delivery for the Most Vulnerable in Mongolia amidst the Pandemic” project was held today on October 1. The representatives from donors, partners, and implementing organizations including Daniel Worrall, the CEO and Country Manager of Rio Tinto Mongolia LLC and Armando Torres, the CEO of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia and Kaori Ishikawa, the Head of Office of UNFPA Mongolia Country Office attended the launch event.
‘Mongolian Vegetable’ project to continue to be implemented
On September 30, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Z.Mendsaikhan and Resident Representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Mongolia Vinod Ahuja signed the agreement for the last phase of the ‘Inclusive and sustainable vegetable and marketing’ (Mongolian Vegetable) project.
Khovd aimag prepares itself for International Tourism Mart in Ulaanbaatar
On September 23, the SPACES (Supporting Protected Areas for the Conservation of Ecosystem Services) project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism organized a training for tourist accommodation providers from the Khovd region.
Ulaanbaatar Railways to use only refined coal for heating passenger train cars
‘Ulaanbaatar Railways’ JSC has made the decision to use refined coal as fuel for all of the passenger train journeys for this year. As of today, Ulaanbaatar Railways offer passenger transport services in international and domestic routes with 282 passenger train cars.
MPs of Asia-Pacific region convene on ‘Investing in Universal Health Coverage for the Future’
On September 28, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health: Ad-hoc virtual meeting on ‘Investing in Universal Health Coverage for the Future’ took place, gathering MPs of countries in the Asia and Pacific region.
Warning issued for snow storm
The National Agency of Meteorology and Environment has issued a warning for dangerous weather conditions. Heavy, wet snow is expected in the aimags of Arkhangai and Tuv, northern parts of Uvurkhangai, and southern parts of Bulgan aimag today, and in the country’s eastern region on October 1.