Decisions Made at the Cabinet SessionPolitics
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
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.