Decisions Made at the Cabinet Session

2023-12-07 12:14:46

Ulaanbaatar, December 7, 2023 /MONTSAME. Decisions were made at the Cabinet meeting held on December 6, 2023.


30 soums of 11 aimags are at risk of white zud

According to the map of zud risk released on November 30, 2023, by the Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Environment of Mongolia, more than 70 percent of the total area is at high risk (26 percent very high, 43 percent high), 26 percent is at moderate risk, and 5 percent is at low risk.


Assessment on zud situation conducted following the Government Decree No. 286, showed that 30 soums in 11 aimags have white zud, and 48 soums in 12 aimags are in poor condition.


At the Meeting, the State Emergency Commission (SEC) briefed that there is a high risk of zud in the Gobi and western regions, which experienced drought last summer, and in the central and eastern aimags, where snowed a lot. The relevant officials were tasked to partially transfer the areas to a state of readiness.


Proposals for further measures to be developed within the framework of PISA-2022 assessment results and policy recommendations


Minister of Education and Science L. Enkh-Amgalan presented Mongolia's results on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Minister L. Enkh-Amgaland was tasked to draw up proposals on further measures to be taken within the framework of the results and policy recommendations of the PISA 2022 assessment.


Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai assigned this year to reduce the difference and inequality in the quality of education of urban and rural students, pay special attention to the quality of schools and competence of teachers in soums and present scholarship policy and relevant procedures for students studying teaching.


The PISA assesses the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students in mathematics, reading, and natural sciences. 690,000 students from 81 countries participated in the PISA 2022 assessment. Mongolian students participated for the first time and 7,300 students from 196 schools took the test. 


The PISA 2022 Mongolia's results were announced on December 5, 2023. Out of 81 countries Mongolia is placed 47th in mathematics, 65th in reading, and 53rd in science.  


Governors of aimags and the capital city were tasked to pay attention to the preparation of reserve meat


Governors of aimags and capital were tasked to manage actions of purchasing livestock and meat that meet standards to prepare reserve meat for the spring needs of the capital city population. Also, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Kh. Bolorchuluun and Minister of Finance B. Javkhlan were assigned to explore necessary funding sources and submit the proposal to the Cabinet for discussion.


Relevant officials were tasked to monitor the quality and safety in the preparation, supply, distribution, and sale of reserve meat. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and the Governor of the Capital City are working together to prepare 8 thousand tons of meat reserves for the food demand of the capital citizens in spring.


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