The Mongol Messenger
Boosting Tourism While Conserving Nature
Lake Khuvsgul is the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia by volume and second largest by area. Being the most pristine with high water clarity (Secchi depths > 18 m are common) the Lake Khuvsgul is one of the most important in the world and the most significant drinking water reserve of Mongolia, containing 70 percent of the country’s fresh water and 1 percent of all fresh water in the world. A vast expanse of stunning snow-capped mountains and forests surrounding Khuvsgul Lake attracts people, making the area one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mongolia.
Empowering Persons with Disabilities through Infrastructure
People with disabilities and their family in countryside are very happy and expressed their sincere gratitude to the Asian Development Bank and the Government. Because the people with disabilities (PWDs) now have their “second home” specially dedicated to them, the Development Center for People with Disabilities.Jointly with the Government of Mongolia the Asian Development Bank is implementing Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project with a loan of USD 25 million from ADB and a grant equivalent of USD 2 million provided by the Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific.
First Largest Solar Power Plants in Remote Areas
The first-ever largest solar power plant in a remote area of Mongolia is under construction to be completed in December 2023. It is a 10MW Solar power plant in Murun soum of Khuvsgul aimag, the northern province of Mongolia.The Murun 10MW Solar Power Plant is a subproject of the Upscaling Renewable Energy Sector Project being implemented with a grant of USD 14.6 million from the Strategic Climate Fund, USD 6 million from Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism, and a loan of USD 40 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Empowering Women in Peacekeeping: Championing Change While Capturing the Hearts of the People
Exclusive Interview with Brigadier General G. Bolor
School Textbooks to be Digitized
Following the adoption of the Education Package Law, an Education New Revival Forum was held yesterday on August 25, 2023. The Official Representative of the Hungarian MOZAIK Digital Education and Learning Platform in Mongolia O. Chingguun explained about digital textbooks.
Mayor Highlights Accessible Public Transport Against Traffic Congestion
The development index of Ulaanbaatar city is 0.464, defined by 86 indicators in four groups: sustainability, quality of the living environment, accessibility, and competitiveness, and six categories: health, infrastructure, economy, society, education, and governance. The capital city authorities aim to increase the index to 0.570 in 2025, 0.630 in 2030, and 0.930 in 2050.On August 21, the Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Sumyabazar Dolgorsuren made a report on the actions and measures, including Law, Economy, and Healthy Governance Programs implemented since taking office as well as future plans to Members of Parliament elected from Ulaanbaatar city.
Oliver Corff: Mongol Studies will Notably Contribute to Mongolia's Soft Power Policy
Dr. Oliver Corff, a German Mongolist delivered a presentation on "Reading Constitutions as Sources of Intellectual History: 100 Years of Constitutions in Mongolia" at the Mongolia Society, Economy, Politics, and Legal Studies section of the 12th International Congress of Mongolists. A reporter of MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency talked with him about his studies and Mongol Studies.
Marie Favereau: Research is a constant endeavor, and it feels like this is just the beginning
In our latest exclusive, we sit down with Marie Favereau, an Associate Professor of History at the Paris Nanterre University. Favereau has recently penned a riveting new book entitled "The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the World"
Promoting Mongol Script: A Path to Cultural Preservation and Language Immunity
MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency interviewed Doctor of Science, Associate Professor J. Bat-Ireedui, Director of the Institute of Language and Literature of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The institute holds various responsibilities outlined in the work plan for the implementation of the "Traditional Mongol Script Program 3," which was sanctioned to prepare for the realization of conducting government services in the dual script.
Female Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Mongolia
In a significant milestone for gender equality and women’s participation in decision-making, Mongolia successfully hosted the first-ever Female Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on June 29-30.
International Collaborations at a High Level: TDB's Partnerships with Prominent Organizations
The Trade and Development Bank (TDB), the first bank of Mongolia, has announced its IPO, having attained authorization from the Bank of Mongolia, the Stock Exchange of Mongolia, and the Financial Regulatory Commission.
Selenge Aimag’s Efforts to Expand Forests
Mongolia has about 18.6 million hectares of forestland occupying 11.8 percent of the country’s total land area. Selenge aimag, has 1.9 million hectares of forests, which is a large part of northern boreal forests that account for about 85 percent of the national forest estate across fourteen aimags.
From Concept to Construction: Designing Mongolia’s Steppe Arena
On March 24, 2023, MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency interviewed two distinguished architects from Canada who served as advisors for the historic development of Steppe Arena in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The Magic of Mongolia: How Its People, Landscape, and Tradition Have Touched My Soul
On March 28, 2023, MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency interviewed Mr. Hannes Hanso, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia, with residence in PRC, to Mongolia.
Government Services to Reach Every Citizen with the Creation of “Digital Aimags”
Thirteen percent of the populace who have moved to the capital city wish to return to their homeland.
Elaine Conkievich: UNDP to Support Mongolia on Gender Equality, Digital Transformation and Development Financing
MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency interviewed Ms. Elaine Conkievich who was appointed as a Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Mongolia on November 9, 2019.
Savior of Przewalski’s Horses – The Prague Zoo
On January 29th, we met with Mr. Miroslav Bobek, the Director of the Prague Zoo, in Hustain Nuruu. We discussed the tragedy and eventual recovery of Przewalski's horses, the Prague Zoo’s ongoing projects, and new initiatives being implemented by the zoo.
External Pillar Supporting Mongolia's Independence - USA
We commemorated the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the United States of America in 2022. In honor of this milestone, a MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency correspondent interviewed Jalbuu Choinkhor, Mongolia’s former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States, about the history and current state of relations and cooperation between Mongolia and the United States.
A Man Brought Borjigon Horse-Head Fiddle Back to its Homeland
MONTSAME Mongolian National News Agency had an online interview with Rowan Lee Hartsuiker, who found joy in Mongolian music, and fell in love with throat singing and horse-head fiddle while he was searching for fascinating music. He brought vintage old Borjigon horse-head fiddle, which has more than 400 years of history back to its homeland-Mongolia.