Decisions Made at Cabinet Session

2023-09-06 17:54:25

Ulaanbaatar, September 6, 2023 /MONTSAME/. At its regular session on September 6, 2023, the Cabinet made the following decisions:

An issue of Khalzan Buregtein Deposit will be resolved on the ground of the local authorities’ proposal

Issues related to reviewing complaints and suggestions submitted by the citizens of Khovd aimag following the visit of the Prime Minister of Mongolia and the special permits for the Khalzan Buregtein Deposit were presented and discussed at today's Cabinet session.

The Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry J. Ganbaatar and the Minister of Environment and Tourism B. Bat-Erdene were tasked to study and resolve the issue pertaining to the special permits for the Khalzan Buregtein Deposit located in the Myangad soum of Khovd aimag grounding on the suggestions of the local authorities in conformity with relevant legislation.  

It was instructed to develop the State Policy on rare earth elements and rare metals in conformity with relevant legislation and submit to the Government session.

The Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry conducted an inspection at the permit site of this deposit. The environmental management plan for 2023 exploration work was approved by the soum governor, but was not approved by the authorized environmental service specified in the legislation. Therefore, its activities have been temporarily suspended since April 29, 2023.

Foreign exchange reserves reach USD 3 billion 933 million

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy and Development of Mongolia Ch. Khurelbaatar presented the implementation of the Government Resolution No. 362 of 2022 "On some measures to undertake towards increasing the state's foreign exchange reserves" and the measures to undertake in the future. In connection with this presentation, related officials were instructed to connect the trading deals made at the Mining Products Exchange with the customs and tax automatic registration system, and register the deals and contracts on mining products made by state and local owned companies only through the exchange in the customs and tax automatic registration system.

As of the end of August 2023, foreign currency reserves reached USD 3 billion 933 million, increasing by 41 percent compared to the end of September 2022. "This ensures the stability of MNT exchange rate," said the Minister of Economy and Development.

Since the beginning of 2023, the total sales of "Erdenes Tavantolgoi" JSC, "Erdenet Industry" state-owned enterprise (SOE), "Mongolrostsvetmet" SOE, and "Darkhan Metallurgical Plant" JSC have amounted USD 2.5 billion.

As of September 4, 2023, a total of 4,966,000 tons of coal was openly traded as part of the open sales of minerals, of which 3,110,000 tons of coal were traded through on-line trading, and 1,856,000 tons of coal were traded through the Mining Products Exchange.

The court will have a document outlining its development policy

After discussing the draft resolution of the State Great Khural on the approval of the "Policy for the Development of Judicial Power," it was decided to support it in principle and forward some suggestions to the legislators.

The Strategic Plan of the Judicial Power was approved by the Resolution of the State Great Khural in 2000, which is still effective. Taking into account the recommendations made in connection with the assessment and conclusion of the implementation of this plan, a proposal on Mongolia's Judicial Power Development Policy goals, objectives, and measures has been developed in harmony with the objectives of the "Vision-2050”, Mongolia's Long-Term Development Policy, and other documents issued by authorized organizations and officials regarding the development and reform of the judicial power.

The Draft Resolution reflects the goals such as the guaranteed enjoyment of citizens’ rights to file in court, improvement of the openness and transparency of operations, ensuring the independence of judges and the independence of the courts, shaping responsible courts, ensuring compliance of the administrative management of the judiciary with modern requirements, continuous development of human resource capacity of the courts, increasing the quality and availability of court services, developing the infrastructure of court services, and creating a stable system suitable for handling cases. 

Brief news

· Based on own request, J. Bold was released from his duties and Sukhbold Tumurbaatar was appointed as the Head of the National Police Agency. Colonel T. Sukhbold has been working as the Head of the Criminal Police Department since 2020.

· After discussing an issue of opening the Embassy of Mongolia in Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan, it was decided to consult with the relevant Standing Committee of the Parliament.

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