Ambassador T.Janabazar meets Director of E-Governance Academy of Estonia
On 30 October, Mongolian Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia T.Janabazar met with Mr. Arvo Ott, Director of “E-Governance Academy” of Estonia to discuss Mongolia-Estonian cooperation in the field of E-Governance, information technology and cybersecurity.
WHO releases documentary on Mongolia's COVID-19 response
A documentary on Mongolia's experience in containing COVID-19 is now available on the official YouTube channel of the World Health Organization (WHO).
‘Let’s insulate our houses’ campaign starts
European Union funded Switch Off Air Pollution project, creating quality assured insulation market in Ulaanbaatar and providing certified insulation to ger area residents, starts its promotional campaign offering different types of insulation options for detached houses in the ger area of Ulaanbaatar.
Prof. N. Norov: Only a radiation amount several thousand times higher than norm is deemed dangerous
N. Norov, manager and professor of the Nuclear Physics Research Center at the Mongolian National University: Radioactive elements contained in the smoke and ashes of power stations and directly wasted into the air in Ulaanbaatar are certainly more impactful than uranium lying 200 m deep in Gobi.
Mongolia’s human rights record to be examined by Universal Periodic Review
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced that Mongolia’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 4 November 2020 in a meeting that will be webcast live.
Two border checkpoints to be closed to freight services for 21 days
On October 30, the cabinet convened an irregular meeting and made a decision to close border crossing checkpoints with the Russian Federation – Borshoo in Uvs aimag and Tsagaanuur in Bayan-Ulgii aimag for 21 days, starting from November 2, Monday.
International Travel Mart-2020 tourism fair opens in Ulaanbaatar
‘International Travel Mart (ITM) – 2020’ trade fair is taking place in Misheel Expo in Ulaanbaatar between October 30 and 31, and today, Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh visited the event.
Prime Minister works at Environment and Tourism Ministry
Some requests, such as to establish tourism fund, set up Forest Agency, protect the Khuvsgul Lake, provide support for resolving necessary funding for tackling its pollution, spend revenues from the mining royalty fees only for environment and nature protection measures, have been forwarded to the Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh during his visit to the Ministry on October 30.
8 start-up businesses of young herders established during COVID-19
In the present time of global battle with the COVID-19, small-sized businesses around the world are being largely affected and shut down. Not only movements of citizens and communities, but also imports and exports of goods and products between countries in the world have been experiencing the unprecedentedly big changes and restrictions which plunge the global economy into a crisis.
European Union supporting Mongolia in mitigating COVID-19 impact
On October 30, today, the European Union together with the Minister of Health and the World Health Organization launched a joint ‘Mongolia COVID-19 Crisis Response’ project.
#ACTIVATED2030: Ulaanbaatar’s Youth gains enterprising knowledge and skills
On 30 October, today, United Nations Development Programme Mongolia and Ulaanbaatar City Governor’s Office are co-organizing “#Activated2030: Enterprising Adventure Workshop” with over 100 youths from the City including from remote districts and khoroos.
Bike Parade to be held for Ulaanbaatar’s 381st anniversary
On the occasion of the 381st anniversary of the foundation of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar’s Governor’s Office and Sports Committee and Mongolian Cycling Federation will organize ‘Bike Day’ public festival on October 31, Saturday.
ADB to help manage food insecurity risks in Mongolia amid supply disruptions caused by COVID-19
On 29 October, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $410,000 technical assistance (TA) grant to help manage food insecurity risks amid supply disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease pandemic in Mongolia.
World renowned cashmere brands discuss sustainability with Mongolian herders
The Mongolian Sustainable Cashmere Platform at the United Nations Development Programme Mongolia has conducted series of innovative virtual meetings straight from the steppes, between Mongolian herders and sustainability representatives from global level luxury cashmere brands on October 19-23.
Mongolia to receive USD 20 million credit from International Development Association
During its plenary session of October 29, State Great Khural – the parliament of Mongolia ratified an agreement between Mongolia and the International Development Association (IDA) on USD 20 million credit for the Mongolia Emergency Support and Employment Support Project.
Agreement for USD 100 million loan from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ratified
During its plenary session of October 29, State Great Khural – the parliament of Mongolia ratified a USD 100-million loan agreement between Mongolia and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
EU-funded projects now exempt from customs duties, taxes
During its plenary session of October 29, State Great Khural – the parliament of Mongolia ratified general agreement on taxation and customs regulations applicable for European Development Fund and European Union-funded projects in Mongolia between the Government of Mongolia and European Union.
26k Mongolians return home since January amid COVID-19 border restrictions
In accordance with the decision of the State Emergency Commission, a total of 100 repatriation charter flights have been arranged to bring back 19,754 people from over 80 countries since January until October 2020.
E-Mongolia mobile app for public services downloaded 61k times in less than one month
E-Mongolia electronic platform for public services has been added by 7 types of services offered by the road and transport departments of the government, including enquiries for information of driver's penalty points and license, state registration of auto vehicles, auto vehicle inspection, issuance and termination of state registration of auto vehicles and re-issuance of specialized drivers’ license, etc.