Tuesday, September 8, 2015

EBRD-financed Senj Sant cement plant opens in Mongolia

The FINANCIAL -- A newly opened dry process cement plant is set to boost Mongolia’s domestic supply of building materials at a time when the country is looking to stimulate new investment and construction.

Co Down pals raise thousands for Tiny Life after epic Mongolian Adventure

By the time the team returned to Belfast, they had travelled more than 16,000 miles

Mongolia in for double whammy: drought now, "dzud" next

Balchig Baljinnyam, a small-time farmer in central Mongolia, is busy building a shelter for his dairy cows ahead of what is expected to be the most brutal winter in years. A summer drought has already cut traditional sources of fodder for his herd.

Why Mongolia should be on your rustic bucket list

By Stuart Leavenworth • Tribune News Service /

Published Sep 6, 2015 at 12:02AM

KARAKORUM, Mongolia —

India ranks lower than Mongolia and Tunisia in helping small businesses

Despite all the hype about India’s booming startup culture, the World Economic Forum (WEF) says it is one of the worst places in the world for small business owners.

The sustainable use of scarce water resources in Mongolia

To conserve and sustainably manage the scarce water resources of Mongolia, it is imperative that permanent and robust measures are introduced to address these issues.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mongolia Brief February 6, 2015 Part IV

25 days until ITB Berlin 2015
By A. Ganbold
February 6 (gogo.mn) Mongolia will be the official partner country of "ITB Berlin 2015", international tourism expo, taking place from 4 to 8 March 2015 at Berlin, Germany.

Mongolia Brief February 6, 2015 Part III

Official ceremony to honour the 3 millionth citizen and contemporaries
By B. Ireedui
February 6 (gogo.mn) First baby girl Mongoljin to father E.Khatanbold, natives of Dalanzadgad soum, Umnugobi aimag has been announced as the 3 millionth citizen of Mongolia.

Mongolia Brief February 6, 2015 Part II

Management changes at Erdenes Mongol LLC
February 6 (news.mn) At the plenary meeting of the Government, on February 4, B.Byambasaikhan of Newcom LLC was appointed Executive Director of Erdenes Mongol LLC, a state-owned company.

Mongolia Brief February 6, 2015 Part I

Conference runs for environmental administrators
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, February 6 (MONTSAME) The Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism held a conference for executives of its departments on February 5.

Mongolia Brief February 5, 2015 Part V

‘Modern time’
By B. Narantuya
February 5 (UB Post) The “Modern Time” joint exhibition by artists J.Shijirbaatar and N.Nasanbat is on view through February 12, at Mongolian National Art Gallery. The opening of the exhibition was held on February 5, and the show includes over 20 pieces by the artists.

Mongolia Brief February 5, 2015 Part IV

Singapore Cooperation Programme to Assist Ger-Districts Re-Structuring
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, February 5 (MONTSAME) A chairman of the Citizens’ Khural of Ulaanbaatar Mr D.Battulga received Thursday a delegation led by the Singapore Cooperation Programme manager for the Asia-Pacific Mr Kevin Chong.

Mongolia Brief February 5, 2015 Part III

J.Bayartsetseg: "This is not about Mongolia only, global economy slowed down"
By B. Erdenechimeg
February 5 (gogo.mn) We interviewed one of the participants of Young Global Leader program under WEF J.Bayartsetseg, State Secretary at Ministry of Justice, who was invited to the attend the WEF for the second year.

Mongolia Brief February 5, 2015 Part II

Fire at Khaan Ger extinguished after ten-hour firefight
By M. Zoljargal
February 5 (UB Post) A fire broke out at Khaan Ger restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, at around 3:30 p.m. Firefighters managed to prevent the spread of the fire by 8:30 p.m., and it was fully extinguished after a ten-hour firefight, at 1:49 a.m.

Mongolia Brief February 5, 2015 Part I

Resolution will be submitted on "Measures for overcoming economic difficulties"
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, February 5 (MONTSAME) The Cabinet of Ministers held an irregular meeting on Wednesday in regard to the completion of the public poll to choose Mongolia’s developmental way.

Mongolia Brief February 4, 2015 Part III

D.Enkhee, International Master won silver medal from "Winter World Masters Game"
By B. Khuder
February 4 (gogo.mn) Mongolian athletes have showed successful result at "Winter World Masters Game" hosted by Quebec city specially, in marathon skating category. At the first day, Mongolian marathon skating athletes received six medals. 

Mongolia Brief February 4, 2015 Part II

Governor of BoM to be asked to voluntarily resign
By B. Ireedui
(gogo.mn) (Feb, 04) Today, Reform Committee of MPP is to meet with N.Zoljargal, Governor of Bank of Mongolia (BoM) at 3pm. 

Mongolia Brief February 4, 2015 Part I

Prime Minister meets local authorities
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, February 4 (MONTSAME) At the workshop meeting, run by the Cabinet Secretariat with the localities' authorities, the Prime Minister has given a detailed information about current economic level, policies and actions taken by the government.

Mongolia Brief February 3, 2015 Part IV

Boxers to compete in Hungary
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, February 3 (MONTSAME) Boxers of the national selected team left Tuesday for Hungary to take part in the international “A” class tournament named after Istvan Bockain to start Wednesday in Derbecen city, Hungary.

Mongolia Brief February 3, 2015 Part III

"New Ulaanbaatar International Airport" meets lack of funds
By B. Erdenechimeg
February 3 (gogo.mn) New Ulaanbaatar International Airport construction project funds of soft loan issued in 2008 is to finish in July. Thus, to ensure the normal construction work flow, additional loan issue needs to be resolved urgently.

Mongolia Brief February 3, 2015 Part II

River-Ice thickness decreased by 10-40 cm
By D. Tuguldur
February 3 (gogo.mn) Lake and river ice thickness is decreased by 10-40cm comparing to the same period of last year due to warming in air temperature in Dec, 2014 and Jan, 2015.

Mongolia Brief February 3, 2015 Part I

Energy Minister receives US Ambassador
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, February 3 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Energy D.Zorigt received Tuesday the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Mongolia Ms Piper Campbell.

Mongolia Brief February 2, 2015 Part III

Ambassador of United Kingdom to Mongolia Ends His Mission in Country
February 2 (infomongolia.com) On February 02, 2015, the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj received in his office, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Mongolia, Mr. Christopher Charles Stuart due to end of his mission in the country.

Mongolia Brief February 2, 2015 Part II

Mongolia and China Sign Agreement to Construct 2x135 MW Power Plant in Umnugovi Aimag
February 2 (infomongolia.com) On January 27, 2015, representatives of Mongolia’s MAK Energy LLC and China’s Harbin Electric International Company Limited have signed an agreement to construct 2x135 MW power plant on a turn-key basis at the site of Gashuun Sukhait coal deposit in Umnugovi Aimag, Mongolia.

Mongolia Brief February 2, 2015 Part I

Public voting to continue until 10PM tomorrow
February 2 (gogo.mn) Let's Choose Development Path for Mongolia 2015-2016 voting initiated by Government of Mongolia is collecting votes through SMS to special number.

Mongolia Brief January 30, 2015

Tsagaan attends Mega Project Development Forum
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, January 30 (MONTSAME) Chief of Staff of the President’s Office P.Tsagaan attended and delivered his remarks at the Mega Project Development Forum which took place at the Blue Sky Tower on January 29.

Mongolia Brief January 29, 2015

Performance agreement signed with heads of agencies
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, January 29 (MONTSAME) Deputy Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh signed performance agreement on Wednesday with the heads of six government agencies, included in his scope of responsibility. It was in light of setting up optimal plans of activities, thoroughly pursuing the laws and regulations on state services, conducting state activities fairly without contradiction of interests, and of determining roles and responsibilities of state budget administrators.

Mongolia Brief January 28, 2015

Third Millionth Citizen of Mongolia Born on January 24, 2015 and Declared Today
January 28 (infomongolia.com) On January 28, 2015, the national working group members comprised of Minister for Population Development and Social Protection S.Erdene, Minister for Health and Sports G.Shiilegdamba, Advisor to the President of Mongolia R.Bold, Chairman of National Statistical Office of Mongolia (NSO) S.Mendsaikhan, Director General of Mongolian National Broadcaster Ts.Oyundari and Director of the National Authority for Children of Mongolia I.Narantuya chaired by the Chief of Staff of the President’s Office P.Tsagaan held its regular meeting and called a press conference regarding the announcement of birth of the third millionth citizen of Mongolia.

Mongolia Brief January 27, 2015

US Embassy greets on 28th anniversary of U.S.-Mongolia diplomatic relations
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 27 (MONTSAME) The year 2015 marks the 28th anniversary of the U.S.-Mongolian diplomatic relations.

Mongolia Brief January 26, 2015

President meets WEF chairman
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 25 (MONTSAME) The leader of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj Saturday met with Professor Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), on the fields of the WEF’s annual meeting, held January 21-24 in Davos of Switzerland.