Decisions Made at Cabinet SessionPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, March 9, 2023 /MONTSAME/. During its regular session on March 7, 2023, the Cabinet made the following decisions:
The Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets Discussed
The Government Resolution on Health Care Services was approved. Accordingly, the Cabinet made a decision to spend the seized and confiscated assets associated with corruption on improving the medical services for mothers and children, cancer and organ transplant procedures through investing in required medical equipment and building and expanding hospitals. Moreover, the Minister of Health was tasked to evaluate the buildings and structures confiscated due to the corruption, study the possibility of using them for medical purposes and present the results at the Cabinet meeting.
Health Promotion Centers to be Provided with Flexible Endoscopes
Minister of Health Mr. Chinzorig, Minister of Finance Mr. Javkhlan and Governors of the aimags were tasked to intensify the process of the preventive and early-detection checkups, a nationwide campaign and provide the health promotion centers with flexible endoscopes. According to the decision made at the Cabinet session, Minister of Education and Science Mr. Enkh-Amgalan will be responsible for increasing the health insurance coverages of students and creating favorable conditions to enable students to get an early health screening. Ensuring the smooth operation of the online system of health care organizations and the continuous service readiness of the hardware will be the responsibility of the Minister of Digital Development and Communications Mr. Uchral. In addition, Minister of Health was tasked to develop a plan for “Tooth” event and conduct feasibility study to establish National Dentistry Center.
Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Nyambaatar: We will bring overseas fugitives back to the jury and hold them responsible
The Government of Mongolia has declared 2023 as the “Year to Combat Corruption" and launched the five “W” operations to combat corruption. Within the framework of the “Wasp” operation, one of the five ‘W” operations, overseas fugitives will be brought back to the jury pursuant to the international agreements and Mongolian laws, ensuring the streamlined process of investigation.
Erdenes Tavantolgoi JSC, Erdenet Mining cooperation SOE, Mongolrostsvetmet SOE and Darkhan Metallurgical Plant JSC have contributed USD 443.1 million to the state budget since the beginning of this year.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Development Mr. Khurelbaatar presented on the implementation of the Government Resolution No. 362 on Measures to be Taken to Increase the Foreign Exchange Reserves, dated October 5, 2022 at the Cabinet meeting.
As of the end of February 2023, total exports of coal, iron ore, and oil have reached 8.7 million tons, 0.9 million tons, and 0.8 million barrels, increasing by 3.6 times, 50 percent, and 100 percent compared to the same period last year, respectively.
The Foreign exchange reserves reached at USD 3.4 billion, an increase of 21% compared to the end of September 2022. Erdenes Tavantolgoi JSC, Erdenet Mining cooperation SOE, Mongolrostsvetmet SOE and Darkhan Metallurgical Plant JSC have contributed USD 443.1 million to the state budget since the beginning of this year.
According to the “Procedures on Open E-Trade of Coal for Export”, the
first e-auction of the coal for export was successfully organized on February
9. Since then, 204.8 thousand tons of coal have been traded, amounting to USD
37.3 million through five online auctions.
Mongolia received 42 thousand tourists in the first two months of this year
The Government of Mongolia has announced 2023-2025 as the “Years to visit Mongolia” to promote the tourism sector. In this regard, Minister of Environment and Tourism Mr. Bat-Erdene presented on the process of preparatory work. According to the Minister’s presentation, our country has received 43,311 tourists from Russia, Korea and China.