The Mongol Messenger
Irina Kravchenko: EBRD is involved in various activities other than project financing
On November 20, we interviewed Irina Kravchenko, Head of Mongolia Unit at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), on the activities of the EBRD in Mongolia.
‘Asian Door 2018’ fair stimulates trade and business ties
‘Asian Door 2018’ international fair opened on November 20 in Ulaanbaatar. Over 30 companies of Irkutsk Oblast are participating in the ‘Asian Door 2018’ fair, annual event of Russian agricultural and industrial products.
Yolanda Fernandez Lommen: ADB to cooperate with Mongolian Government in new sectors next year
Model road built in Khovd aimag benefits local people
Citizens of Khovd aimag are happy with spending 4-5 hours on the road where it used to require two days before.
A key cog in the logistics wheel
Eastern Air Logistics Co (EAL), the freight unit under China Eastern Airlines, has been playing a pivotal role in the transportation of exhibition products during the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) on November 5-10 in Shanghai, according to Wang Jianmin, vice president and chief financial officer of EAL.
Days of Mongolian-Russian Friendship and Cooperation to run for 58th time
The “Days of Mongolian-Russian Friendship and Cooperation-2018” is to take place in Mongolia for the 58th time. October 2, The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Mongolia together with the Union of Mongolian Friendship Societies (UMFS) held a press conference on the occasion of the event, providing detailed information on upcoming events to strengthen friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.
D.Altankhuyag: Mongolia needs professional ballet school
It is not long time since Mongolia started staging a ballet ‘Nutcracker’ as other countries do customarily during the New Year. Auditions ran on September 16 to select young dancers who have an aspiration of being a part of the ballet. The Mongol Messenger interviewed D.Altankhuyag, State Honored Artist and Head of the Mongolian Ballet Development Foundation, who is working to stage this ballet in modern American version to Mongolian audiences for the fifth year.
Relocated beavers from Germany and Russia restore river habitat
A reporting team of the MONTSAME national news agency visited the Beaver Introduction Project Unit in Gachuurt Village in Bayanzurkh district, Ulaanbaatar, where beavers are introduced to restore the headwaters of the Tuul River, the main drinking water source of the capital city.
A.Enkhjin: BoM aims to increase its gold purchase by 10 percent
Head of the Reserve Management and Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Mongolia A.Enkhjin was interviewed on the purchase of gold and issues in this regard.
Heavy rain causes flash flooding, more rainfall expected
Early July and recent heavy rainfalls of unprecedented intensity caused flash floods in several parts of the country, affecting hundreds of households. Bayan-Ulgii, Selenge and Tuv aimag are badly affected by flash floods caused by recent heavy, quick rainfalls, according to the National Emergency Agency of Management on July 18.
Spanish youth literature translated into Mongolian
The Monsudar Publishing House has released “Singing Boys”, a book by Elena Alonso Frayle, translated from Spanish into Mongolian. The book has been awarded the Ala Delta Prize for youth literature in Spain. Mrs Elena Alonso Frayle is the wife of the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Mongolia Stefan Duppel. MM interviewed Mrs Elena Alonso Frayle on her book, her other activities in Mongolia and her future plans.
AMCDRR highlights prevention and multi-stakeholder approach
The Government of Mongolia opened the three-day Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) on July 3. The AMCDRR 2018, organized under the overarching theme ‘Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development’, forms the regional platform to share good practices, lessons and experiences in disaster risk management among governments, intergovernmental organizations, regional and international organizations, UN organizations and stakeholder groups.
Crunching Big Data to Save Lives
This is an open editorial by Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme.
Home team triumphs in ‘Mongolia Open-2018’ wrestling tournament
The Mongolian team led the ‘Mongolia Open-2018’ tournament with 10 gold,14 silver and 14 bronze medals. The Russian team took second place with 7 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze. The Kazakh team followed Russia with 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze.
Global livestock experts gather in Mongolia to discuss sustainability
Mongolia is hosting the 8th Meeting of the multi-stakeholder partnership of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) on June 11-15.
Decision on OT power procurement needs to be made this year
We recently interviewed Minister of Energy Ts.Davaasuren about issues related to Oyu Tolgoi (OT) and Tavan Tolgoi Power Project (TTPP).
Mongolia needs stable institutional system and higher standards of accountability
On May 22, we had an interview with the World Bank’s Country Manager for Mongolia James Anderson on Mongolia’s economic and governance issues.
Continuity of foreign policy is of great value to Mongolia Minister of Foreign Affairs
Our reporter interviewed Tsogtbaatar Damdin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia on Mongolian foreign policy, its objectives and directions.
Reforming higher education to increase Mongolia’s competitiveness
There are more than 130 thousand students acquiring higher education in over 97 institutes in Mongolia. However, there is a number of existing problems in the higher education subsector, leading to low competitiveness and employment rates among university graduates. To increase the number of Mongolia’s globally competitive higher education graduates responsive to labor market demands, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS) is realizing the Higher Education Reform Project (HERP) in 2012-2019, with financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The total fund of the project is USD 20 million, 10 percent of which is contributed by the Government of Mongolia. The project outcome will be an improved, well-managed, equitable higher education system.