The Mongol Messenger
Geologists keep abreast with Oyu Tolgoi mine development project
Mongolian geologists crucial part of discovery of Oyu TolgoiAn establishment of the first national mining and mineral fund at the then-Ministry of Industry and Construction in 1939 marks the beginning of history of the Mongolian geological sector, which has grown as an independent industry of the country up to the present moment, providing coverage of various geographical exploration and studies encompassing the whole territory of Mongolia.
Mongolian Heritages in China
Mongolians have had relations with Chinese people from ancient time.
Mongolian collector B.Batbayar holds four creations of renowned painter Qi Baishi
Four original paintings called ‘Branch’, ‘Sea Creatures’, ‘Birds’, and ‘Fan’ by prominent painter of China Qi Baishi are being kept by Mongolian collector Batbayar Batjargal.
Subcenters, solution for urban development of Ulaanbaatar, advancing
The Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program (GADIP) is currently being implemented in the capital city with the financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar, with a purpose to ensure implementation of the main policy document ‘Amendment to the Ulaanbaatar City Urban Development Master Plan 2020’ and ‘Development Directions 2030’.
Mongolia-China relations at its historic peak
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China this year, Deputy Foreign Minister B.Battsetseg gave an interview with MONTSAME news agency.
Mongolian University of Science and Technology to mark 60th anniversary in October
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The historic 60th anniversary of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) that started preparing professional workforce with higher academic degree, including engineering and technological specialists, upon the necessity toward the nation’s development will be celebrated in October 2019.
The interest of Mongolia in the Far East
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Every spring in Saint Petersburg and every fall in Vladivostok, the Russian Federation traditionally hosts economic forums. The Saint Petersburg economic forum brings together representatives and business people from the west whereas the guests and participants of the Vladivostok forum, by and large from Asian countries, gather to discuss cooperation and investment topics.
N.Bayartsaikhan: The national payment system comes to a new level
We did an interview with Governor of the Bank of Mongolia N.Bayartsaikhan on the modernization of the national payment system.
Mongolia-U.S. strategic partnership – Solid base for further relations
Relations between Mongolia and the United States of America reached a new level, advancing non-stop over a period of 32 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
A 'victory' for Mongolian foreign policy
Last week marked an important milestone for not only US-Mongolian relations, but also for Mongolian foreign policy. The declaration on strategic partnership between Washington and Ulaanbaatar was signed during President Kh. Battulga’s visit to the US on July 31, 2019, making Mongolia the 17th country to sign such an agreement with the US.It has often been argued Mongolia is a small, developing country with an annual GDP of only USD 12 billion, sandwiched between two huge authoritarian regimes with nuclear capabilities; hence, the nation is in no position to attract the interests of the US at a level high enough to warrant a strategic partnership. Nonetheless, Mongolia succeeded in securing its biggest and most crucial step to date in consolidating its Third Neighbor Policy focused on expanding relations with the Western world.
OECD Anti-corruption Network: High level corruption is pervasive in Mongolia
Petty corruption has been gradually declining in Mongolia, but overall, corruption is still widespread and high level corruption is pervasive in Mongolia, a report of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia says, warning to take substantial measures to increase public servants’ accountability and ethics.
Life in Xinjiang Uygur
To familiarize with the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, two journalists from MONTSAME news agency were involved in ‘Discover Xinjiang’ international journalists’ program that was organized by China Daily newspaper group.
Strengthening Human Resources of the Civil Service
Mongolia is implementing Civil service law from the beginning of this year. Experiences of the other countries with advanced Civil service is exampling for us. The Cabinet Secretariat of Mongolia and the Ministry of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 14, 2019. Before the MoU signing ceremony, the Minister of Mongolia, Chief Cabinet Secretary Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene and Minister of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea Hwang Seo-chong exchanged their views on the human resource management in the civil service.
Vice President of China visits Mongolia
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China, Vice President of China Wang Qisan, paid a visit to Mongolia at the invitation of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh on July 10-12.
Children adopted into American families come back to Mongolia
In partnership with Holt International Children’s Services humanitarian organization based in the U.S, the Mongolia Immigration Agency has been organizing tours for children, who were adopted into American families, to have them acquainted with their home country since 2017.
UB hosts FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup for the first time
he FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup kicked off at the Sukhbaatar Square on June 3. Recognized as an Olympic sport, it is the first time for the 3x3 Basketball World Cup to be organized in Mongolia. The tournament was being organized under the auspices of Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh in the capital city.
The Mongolian Ponyball Federation to develop children’s baseball
The Mongolian Ponyball Federation has received its membership certificate from the PONY Asia Pacific Zone on May 16.
Sustainable Tourism as a driver of growth
Globally, international tourist arrivals are expected to reach 2.44 billion by 2030, a 75 percent increase over 2018, with Asia and the Pacific projected to account for a third of this number.The fact shows how important role tourism can play in the economic development of countries. Therefore, Asian Development Bank, largest multilateral development bank in Asia and the Pacific is focusing on tourism and one of topics of the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB's Board of Governors was sustainable tourism as a driver of growth.
ADB to raise private business loans
Mongolian private companies have possibility to borrow loans up to a combined USD1 billion from Asian Development Bank, underlines Finance Minister of Mongolia Ch.Khurelbaatar. The Finance Minister took part in the 52nd annual meeting of ADB Governors held on May 1-6, sharing Mongolia’s views and positions with representatives of ADB, its largest development partner, and other partners.
Yolanda Fernandez Lommen: Current ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Mongolia is the largest allocation of ADB funding since we started operations in the country
We interviewed Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Mongolia Yolanda Fernandez Lommen on May 8, following the press tour to Selenge aimag.