200 parking spaces on Sukhbaatar Square now open
On June 29, a 200-car parking space was put into operation on the south side of the central square of the capital-the Sukhbaatar Square, with a view to reduce traffic congestion in the central area of the city and create a comfortable environment for citizens, domestic and foreign tourists and travelers. Drainage system, lighting, pedestrian and chair installation works were made besides soil stripping and asphalt works were carried-out on 6650 sq.m of land from June 5-23. The new parking space has 6 bus stops, 3 parking lots for disabled persons’ vehicles and 193 normal parking spaces.
Best solution to air pollution to be awarded with MNT 1 million
Today, June 29, Arig Bank announced the "Let's fight Air Pollution together!" challenge with an objective to reduce carbon dioxide emissions coming from Ger districts by discovering the best heating, energy generation and supply solutions and testing, applying them in practice. Best solutions will be rewarded with MNT100 million.
Smugglers of endangered Dalmatian pelican caught
Police officers of Bayan-Ulgii aimag have revealed and are investigating an attempt to smuggle numerous heads of Dalmatian pelican through the Tsagaannuur border crossing. According to senior inspector in charge of public relations of Police department of Bayan-Ulgii aimag J.Jaganolat, during the investigation, it was confirmed that the illegal act was conducted by C, a citizen of Khovd soum of Uvs aimag, and citizens, A and C, from Ulgii soum of Bayan-Ulgii aimag.
Helicopters to be deployed for delivering ballot papers
The second polling of 2017 Presidential election of Mongolia will take place on June 7, while the polling for Mongolians abroad is scheduled on July 4-5.
Internal migration halt extended
Due to the second ballot of 2017 Presidential election of Mongolia taking place on July 7, internal migration halt has been extended further.
Government to realize employment project
During its regular meeting on June 28, Wednesday, the Cabinet decided to spend the World Bank’s USD 25 million soft loan on a project to increase employment.
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova to visit Mongolia
The first women to travel into space is Soviet-born V.V.Tereshkova who is also Russia's first female general and cosmonaut, engineer and politician. She was selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6, on June 16, 1963. Mongolian parliament member L.Bold met with her on June 23, during his visit to Russia at the invitation of V.V.Tereshkova, member of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Mongolian saiga individuals are fitted with satellite collars
At the initiative of WWF-Mongolia, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Veterinary department of Govi-Altai, Khovd aimag, and Saiga Conservation Network Team have put satellite collars to saiga individuals for a period from 13-21 May, 2017.
Medical officers from Montana, US work in Khuvsgul aimag
General hospital of Khuvsgul aimag has been widening its foreign relations and cooperating with Japan, Korea, US and Russia. Recently, the BioRegion team of the Montana State University has worked in Khuvsgul aimag to conduct a two-day sandwich course focusing on maternal health care, neonatal health, water consumption and diseases caused by drinking water.
Ulaanbaatar Railway Company to reduce loss through Tea Road project
The second Mongolia-Russia-China Tourism Ministers’ meeting was held on June 21 in Ulan-Ude, capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia attracting an audience of nearly 200 tourism delegations and journalists of the three countries. Following the plan outline for building trilateral economic corridor, the tourism authorities have jointly set up the “Tea Road” international tourism alliance. Within the framework of “Tea Road” project, Chinese side set goals to send one million tourists to the tourist zone in Lake Baikal in 2018.
NCMCH wins United Nations public service award for telemedicine project in Mongolia
On June 23, the National Center for Maternal and Child Health (NCMCH) of Mongolia received the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award (UNPSA) garnering 1st place in the category of “Innovation and Excellence in Delivering Health Services” for their work in implementing the Telemedicine Project in Mongolia. The NCMCH is one of 8 first place winners, selected from 552 nominations, and one of the 12 institutions from 11 countries to be recognized at the UNPSA 2017 for public service projects and initiatives aligned with the 2030 Agenda global Sustainable Development Goals.
PM visits Gobi cashmere factory
On June 25, Prime Minister J.Erdenebat visited Gobi cashmere factory, which started operation after the major fire on June 14, and congratulated the staff for overcoming the sudden crisis in a short time.
Construction of 1008 household apartments launched
On June 22, a groundbreaking ceremony of ‘Green Lake’ apartment microdistrict with 1008 household apartments took place in 9th khoroo of Sukhbaatar district. It is a component part of ‘Affordable apartment’ national program by the Government. The construction of 21-storey 8 apartments and a school with capacity of 960 children on 3.8 ha of freed land started with the ceremony. Further a kindergarten with capacity of 240 children, shopping center and parking places will be built, freeing 1.57 ha of land.
29 thousand people tested for Hepatic viruses
In the margin of the National “Whole Liver Mongolia” Program, a total of 29 thousand people of age of 40-65 have been tested for Hepatitis B and C for free, thus far. Starting June 15th, 142 family health centers have been providing free testing.
Gobi cashmere factory finished repairing burnt roof
The roof of the entire factory complex of Mongolia’s cashmere product manufacturer “Gobi” JSC was burned down on June 16.
Transport companies in Bayan-Ulgii renew bus garage
Companies, engaged in intercity transportation services have updated their bus garage with 36 buses of DAEWOO and AERO models. The ‘Gazriin od’ and ‘Tsengel trans’ transport companies with special licenses to serve operations between Ulaanbaatar and Bayan-Ulgii aimag have been serving in Russia's PAZ-3206 and PAZ-4234 buses up until now. According to the Bayan-Ulgii branch of the National Road Transport Center, 1195 citizens of Bayan-Ulgii have traveled by inter-city buses between Ulaanbaatar and Bayan-Ulgii in the first 6 months of 2017.
Four more wild horses sent from Prague Zoo
Prague zoo of Republic of Czech sent four more wild horses or Przewalski horse to Mongolia, releasing them on the ‘B’ part of the Strictly Prohibited Area of Great Gobi on 20 June. Reintroduction of takhi to Mongolia, the animal which was driven to extinction since 1968 in the country, has been implementing over 25 years. By now there are over 600 wild horses. As of the first half of this year, takhi population has been grown by 55 foals
Cultural festival invites tourists to former capital of Mongol Empire
The administration of Uvurkhangai aimag is making efforts to realize its ambition to make Kharkhorin soum (Karakorum) once again a popular destination among international and national travelers.
Ten family health centers to be built in capital
Within the framework of the ‘Leaving no one behind’ principle of the World Health Organization, a groundbreaking ceremony of a building of ‘Uvidast Od’ family health center in Sukhbaatar District and ‘Munkh Iilsten’ family health center in Chingeltei district of Ulaanbaatar city took place on June 21.