The Mongol Messenger
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.
Hakuho Praised under the Eternal Blue Sky and the Rising Sun
One of the all-time yokozuna greats, and 45-time grand sumo tournament winner, Yokozuna Hakuho M. Davaajargal had his retirement ceremony on January 28 and became a Magaki Oyakata.
National Contest “Mongolian Calligrapher 2022” Organized for the 26th Year
The winners of the 26th National Contest “Mongolian Calligrapher 2022” were honored at the opening ceremony of the exhibition of the best calligraphy works.
Dancer G. Burmaa to Present the Wonders of Mongolian Folk Dance
Mongolian Dancer G. Burmaa, currently living and working in Japan, will have her first public performance at the Sunny Hall in Tokyo on January 20, 2023.
E. Orchlon: Our platform will be a starting point for getting everyone involved in the fight against climate change
MONTSAME News Agency interviewed Mr. Orchlon Enkhtsetseg who is the Founder and CEO of URECA, a climate-tech startup that is working to make climate investing and carbon offsets more accessible for everyone across the world.
D. Gantumur: “The Years to Visit Mongolia” will be a Stimulus for the Rapid Recovery of Tourism
The MONTSAME News Agency interviewed Cultural Envoy of Mongolia and President of the Mongolian Tourism Association, D. Gantumur.
TO SURVIVE A NUCLEAR STRIKE
During the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee meeting on October 28, 2022, the UN confirmed Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status.
Food Revolution: Exporting lamb improves herders’ breeding technique
Some foreign countries prefer to use young animals' meat for food. Because such animals have not been vaccinated, the risk of getting infectious diseases is low. Therefore, Mongolia has started to export lamb recently. The 'Darit Shuteen' company of Sukhbaatar aimag has carried out this work in the eastern region by exporting lamb meat to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mongolian graduates of Russian higher education institutions celebrate anniversary dates
Exactly a century ago, in 1922, 15 Mongolian boys and girls left for Moscow for the first time to enter Russian universities to study at the invitation of the Russian Government and became the pioneers of a pathway of obtaining education in Russia for thousands of Mongols. Over the past 100 years, more than 70 thousand citizens of Mongolia had received higher, secondary specialized, vocational education in different cities of the former Soviet Union or the current Russian Federation and took an active part in the formative construction and development of their homeland.
“Mongolia can be a role model for the rest of the world for achieving SDGs earlier”
Currently, 85 percent of Mongolia's exports are dependent on raw materials. It is understood that Mongolia's economy will be diversified by changing this situation and making more value-added products available to export.
Oil refinery construction project: Mongolia to no longer be dependent on gasoline imports
With aims to establish an oil refinery based on available supply of commodities, meet domestic demands for gasoline, and launching domestic production, a comprehensive construction project is being implemented in Altanshiree soum, Dornogobi aimag - the project of Mongol Refinery State Owned LLC.
Khangi border checkpoint will be able to handle 50 percent of rail freight
The Cabinet made the decision to have a 226-km railroad be constructed en route Zuunbayan-Khangi through a concession agreement on February 23 this year. Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene highlighted that the project is being implemented in the framework of the government’s ‘New Revival Policy’ due to how there has come to be disruptions in the “blood flow” of the country’s economy.