ADB approves program to improve access to quality health services in UB, provinces
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved its first multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) in the health sector in Mongolia. The $158.34 million MFF will provide high-quality health care services in selected disadvantaged ger areas of Ulaanbaatar, provinces, and subdistricts to support the Government of Mongolia’s commitment to universal health coverage.
Mongolia welcomes 480 thousand foreign tourists this year
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In its monthly report for September 2019, National Statistical Office of Mongolia informed that 4.7 million passengers (double counting) have crossed the border of Mongolia in the first 9 months of 2019. The number was increased by 104.4 thousand or 2.3 percent compared to the same period of previous year.
Parliament discusses issues surrounding refined coal
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 11, issues regarding the refined fuel or supply, quality and control on them as well as consumption of refined fuel in Ulaanbaatar city went under discussion by the Parliament. Following is the brief summary of reports and presentation corresponding government officials delivered on these issues during the parliament debate last Friday.
150th birth anniversary of Bogd Khan commemorated
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 11 at the State House, an international academic conference ‘'Bogd Khan-150: History, culture and heritage' was organized commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of VIII Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutagt.
Mongolian delegation attends ESCAP Energy Committee meeting
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Mongolian delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Tugsbilguun Tumurkhuleg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) attended the Second Session of the ESCAP Committee on Energy held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9 to 11 October 2019.
Photo exhibition showcasing Tibetan lives and culture opens
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Eight Mongolian journalists have recently traveled through the Tibet Autonomous Region of China for a week. Yesterday, they opened ‘Sixty Years of Tibet’ exhibition of photographs they have taken during their tour at the Mongolian National Art Gallery.
Mongolian and Kazakh PMs hold official talks
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh, who is on an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan, held official talks with his Kazakh counterpart Askar Mamin on October 10.
Seminar on transport issues in Northeast Asia transport corridors held in UB
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The First Seminar of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) –Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) with overall theme ‘Transport Issues in North-East Asia Transport Corridors: Challenges and Opportunities for North-East Asia’ was organized on October 10 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar.
Additional US Government assistance to advance sustainable and inclusive growth in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 10, the U.S. government announced the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Finance of Mongolia signed a MNT 17 billion ($6.4 million) expansion of the bilateral agreement to implement new activities in support of good governance; the rule of law; reliable, efficient and affordable energy; and sustainable, private sector-led growth in Mongolia.
Exhibition displayed for 333rd anniversary of Soyombo script
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the occasion of the 333rd anniversary of the Soyombo script, Zanabazar Fine Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar hosts an exhibition ‘Soyombo - 333’ from October 4 to 10. The exhibition was held under the initiative of the Dashchoilin Monastery.
Best fine art works of 2019 on display at National Art Gallery
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 7, Mongolian National Art Gallery launched an exhibition ‘Best Artworks of 2019’ with the purpose of awarding the best artworks of this year and enriching the state art treasury.
Speaker assigns to improve measures against money laundering and terror financing
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament G.Zandanshatar summoned a meeting with corresponding officials concerning the potential risk of Mongolia to come under Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization to combat Money laundering and Terror financing and gave order to them.
67.7 million livestock counted nationwide to winter
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A nationwide livestock census performed last August found that there were around 84.2 million livestock animals nationwide, including 541.5 thousand camels, 4.5 million horses, 5.4 million cattle, 39.6 million sheep and 34.5 million goats. The census concluded by gathering data from each local administrative unit showed that some 67.7 million livestock will spend the winter and 16.5 million livestock will be used for meat preparation.
Mongolian climber summits Mt Manaslu for the first time
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the morning of September 25, Mongolian climber B.Batbold reached the summit of the Manaslu Mountain in Nepal, becoming the first Mongolian person to climb the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters above sea level.
CO detectors to be installed in 220 thousand homes of Ger districts in UB
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 9, the Cabinet ordered Ulaanbaatar city Mayor S.Amarsaikhan resolved to install carbon monoxide detector in 220 thousand Ger district houses in Ulaanbaatar city before November 1. High-quality CO alarm at affordable price will be installed for free the first time. Government’s National Committee on Air Pollution Reduction will be fund the required around MNT 6 billion to purchase the detectors.
Science and technological park of livestock industry to be established
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At its meeting held on October 9, the Cabinet resolved to establish a national scientific, industrial and technological park of livestock husbandry and to formulate technical and economic feasibility study through public private partnership. The establishment of the park is designed for supporting herders and cooperatives in the livestock industry, increasing their incomes and provide them with jobs.
Korean unification discussed in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolia branch of the Southeast Asian region of the National Advisory Council for a Peaceful and Democratic Unification under the President of the Republic of Korea with a support from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ulaanbaatar hosted an international academic conference under the theme “Unity of the Korean Peninsula - 2019” on October 8 in Ulaanbaatar city.
Photo exhibition in pedestrian tunnel in city center unveils life in UB
A pedestrian tunnel located in the Ulaanbaatar city center known as “Khunsnii 20 tunnel” has been renovated by public-private partnership of Elite Construction LLC and Governor's office of the Capital city. The redevelopment work has been performed from April 25 to June 25 of this year in accordance with an order of Ulaanbaatar city mayor S.Amarsaikhan with an aim to improve the living environment of the residents and cater for pedestrian safety needs.
CNA's new documentary show explores Mongolia's role on Belt and Road Initiative
Ulaanbaatar /MOTSAME/ Channel News Asia TV (CNA), English language news channel based in Singapore, has recently released a new episode of its documentary series titled ‘The New Silk Road: Road to Russia’.
Permanent Representative addresses UNGA’s Second Committee
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. General Debate of the Second Committee of 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly commenced on October 7 with participating countries expressing their positions on a wide array of issues related to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions; financing for development; sustainable development; human settlements; globalization and interdependence; eradication of poverty; operational activities for development; agriculture development, food security and nutrition; information and communications technologies for development; and towards global partnerships.
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade