Deputy PM, Health Minister announce to resign following peaceful protest
n the evening of January 19, 2021, a live streaming news video showed a woman who gave birth a day before and her newborn baby being transferred from the Urgoo Maternity Hospital to the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) without any warm outerwear and footwear in cold weather, causing widespread public criticism.
PCR Lab for COVID-19 testing opens at First Central Hospital
Molecular biology laboratory that is able to perform PCR testing has been established at the the First Central Hospital of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar as part of the government plan to strengthen preparedness during COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest COVID-19 Household Response Phone Survey results released
Mongolia has taken early and decisive measures to prevent the inflow and outbreak of COVID-19. Despite the limited cases confirmed in Mongolia compared to other countries in the region, the household-level shocks caused by COVID-19 can be long-lasting and disproportionally hit the poor and vulnerable the hardest, creating an urgent need for timely data collection to help monitoring and mitigating the socio-economic impacts of the shock.
Mongolia’s Stock Exchange celebrates 30th anniversary
January 18, 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Mongolian Stock Exchange and the stock market in Mongolia. Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh yesterday visited the Mongolian Stock Exchange and its exhibition hall displaying the history of Mongolian’s stock market, and rang the market opening bell on the occasion of the anniversary.
Mongolia ranked 99th out of 189 countries in human development index
Ulaanbaatar, 19 January 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest crisis facing the world, but unless humans release their grip on nature, it won’t be the last, according to the new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, which includes a new experimental index, Planetary-pressure adjusted Human Development Index.
Revised Law on Courts aims to ensure fair judicial system
On January 15, State Great Khural, Mongolian parliament, adopted the revised Law on Courts at its plenary session. 50 members out of 52 parliament members present at the session voted in favor of approving the revised bill, which was submitted by the government in April 2020.
Weekly review of Parliament plenary sessions for January 11-16, 2021
At the Standing Committee meeting on State Structures held on January 12th, the first discussion on amendments to the Law on Public Service submitted together with the Law on Labor was conducted and agreed to introduce the meeting summary at the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Thereafter, a working group was established to process a revised version of the Law on the President of Mongolia.
EU-funded project launches to protect vulnerable population from COVID-19
In partnership with the World Vision, European Union launched an 18-month, €1,000,000 project to contribute to limiting the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its negative impact on the vulnerable population in Mongolia, particularly mothers, children, and people under medical observation.
Minister of Construction met with officials from US Embassy, MCC
Last week, Minister of Construction and Urban Development B.Munkhbaatar, Head of Public Utilities Policy Implementation and Coordination Department G.Tsogtsaikhan and Head of the International Cooperation division B.Altaibaatar held a working meeting with officials from U.S Embassy in Mongolia and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
U.S. provides additional MNT 8.5 billion to advance sustainable, inclusive economic growth in Mongolia
On January 14, 2021, the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a MNT 8.5 billion ($3.0 million) expansion of the bilateral agreement with the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia to promote good economic governance; reliable, efficient and affordable energy; and sustainable, private sector-led growth in Mongolia.
Opening bell ceremony held for first asset-backed securities
On the occasion of the primary market opening of the first asset-backed securities listed on the Mongolian Stock Exchange, Mr. Bayarsaikhan, Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Commission, Mr. Kh.Altai, Chief Executive Officer of Mongolian Stock Exchange, Mr. D.Amgalanbaatar, Deputy Director of ‘Invescor NBFI’ JSC, and Ms. G.Uyangakhishig, Chief Executive Officer of ‘Invescor Capital’ LLC visited the Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE) and opened the 6388th securities trading of MSE by ringing the bell.
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary: "Economic benefits of Oyu Tolgoi to Mongolia must increase"
Solongoo Bayarsaikhan, Deputy Chief at Cabinet Secretariat yesterday, January 13, gave information on the official position of the Mongolian government on the situation surrounding the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine project.
Mongolian Parliament commemorates Constitution Day
Twenty-nine years ago today, on January 13, 1992, Mongolia adopted a new democratic constitution. And by the resolution of the People's Great Hural of the People's Republic of Mongolia dated January 14, 1992, it was enacted to promulgate the Constitution Day of Mongolia annually on January 13th.
Frontline healthcare workers, seniors to get COVID-19 vaccine first
he cabinet’s meeting convened on January 13 heard presentation by Deputy Prime Minister and Chair of the State Emergency Commission Ya.Sodbaatar on the current situation of coronavirus in Mongolia and measures being taken.
Freight transport across Altanbulag border checkpoint to resume February 1
The cabinet held a regular weekly meeting today, January 13.
Three hospitals in Ulaanbaatar equipped with new PCR laboratories
With the aim to improve healthcare services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health is working to establish additional molecular biology laboratories to perform COVID-19 PCR tests in Ulaanbaatar city’s district hospitals.
Mongolia plans to vaccinate 60 percent of population against coronavirus
In an effort to vaccinate its population, the government of Mongolia has been working actively since July 2020, reports the Ministry of Health.
Weekly review of Parliament’s plenary sessions for January 4-8, 2021
On January 5, 2021, the first discussion to the amendments of the draft laws on National Naadam, Physical Culture and Sports, as well as the draft resolution of the State Great Hural on “Appointment of a member of the National Council of Mongolian National Public Radio and Television” were discussed at the Standing Committee on State Structures.
ACMS Field Research Fellowship 2021 open for applications
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), with funding support from the US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, invites applications for the eighth year for the ACMS Field Research Fellowship Program.
Oyu Tolgoi LLC provides information on its tax payments
On 22 December 2020, Oyu Tolgoi LLC received a Tax Assessment claim for approximately US$228 million from the Mongolian Tax Authority (MTA). This Assessment relates to an audit of taxes paid by Oyu Tolgoi LLC between 2016 and 2018. The MTA has also sought to reduce Oyu Tolgoi’s carried-forward tax losses by around US$1.5 billion.
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade