Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mongolia Brief March 28, 2014 Part II

Outsourcing employment meeting runs

Ulaanbaatar, March 28 (MONTSAME) A meeting themed “New gateway of outsourcing employment” ran at the Labor Exchange Central Office March 26.

The initiated by the Ministry of Labor action gathered officials and delegates from the Ministry, Employment Service Center, Labor Research Institute, vocational associations, NGO, private labor offices and also companies interested in outsourcing.
A head of department for coordinating employment policy of the Ministry D.Battogtokh spoke about state policies on the outsourcing and further actions. Some officials shared experiences and talked about works and researches done in this field.
In business, outsourcing is the contracting out of a business process to a third-party and it includes both foreign and domestic contracting and sometimes offshoring or relocating a business function to another country. Financial savings from lower international labor rates is a big motivation for outsourcing/offshoring.

Khan-Uul district establishes sisterhood relations with Bulgarian village

Ulaanbaatar, March 28 (MONTSAME) The UB city's Khan-Uul district has established sisterhood relations with Izgrew district of Sofia, a capital of Bulgaria.
A memorandum about it was signed by the two sides during a visit of Mongolian delegates by invitation of the district's governor last week. The sides will exchange experience, connect all levels' administration organizations and support their collaboration.
Furthermore, it will be possible to exchange urban planning, green construction and public service experts and to introduce Bulgarian traditional experience in our agriculture.

Stock exchange news for March 28

Ulaanbaatar, March 28 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Friday, a total of 13 thousand and 607 shares of 21 JSCs were traded costing MNT 35 million 580 thousand and 185.00.
"Remikon" /9,000 units/, "Darkhan nekhii" /1,900 units/, "Moninjbar” /1,150 units/, "Mongolia Development” /500 units/ and "Genco tour bureau" /293 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"Darkhan nekhii" (MNT 28 million and 690 thousand), "Gutal" (MNT two million 767 thousand and 500), "Remikon" (MNT one million 339 thousand and 500), "Baganuur" (MNT 490 thousand and 075) and "Tavantolgoi" (MNT 465 thousand and 180).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 636 billion 352 million 886 thousand and 482. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 16,291.51, decreasing by MNT 70.20 or 0.43% against the previous day.

Technology University to test electric cars

Ulaanbaatar, March 28 (MONTSAME) The Mongolian University of Science and Technology, along with KOICA of S.Korea are planning to test electric cars in Mongolia.
Within this joint project, six eco-friendly electric cars made by Vantage Vehicle International of USA will be tested in Mongolia’s conditions.
The Vantage cars can travel at speed of 100 km/h after get charged for 4-6 hours.
At opening of the project expected are Education and Science Minsiter L.Gantomor, Ulaanbaatar Mayor E.Bat-Uul, the KOICA permanent representative in Mongolia Mr Choi Heung-yul.

Local authorities increase support for One-Stop Shops

Ulaanbaatar, March 28 (MONTSAME) Significant improvements have been made to the management of One-Stop Shops, which is in large part due to an increased awareness of the importance of OSS in Mongolia, the website of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) published Thursday.
Helping to foster this heightened awareness was the National Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Governors’ Offices and OSS Managers held in November 2013 in Ulaanbaatar.
In a presentation made during the consultative meeting, a director of the Human Security Policy Studies Centre (the implementing NGO) Mr L.Erdenechuluun said: “OSS managers have been changed due to the formation of the new government after the 2012 Parliamentary elections. Newly appointed local authorities are not aware of the importance of OSS, and consequently provide weak support that does not ensure sustainability,”
The meeting focused on improving the long-term sustainability of OSS and resolving the issues and challenges that are being faced. OSS managers have since reported positive changes of attitude among local authorities that have resulted in improvements to OSS centers.
Manager of the Uvs aimag OSS Ms S.Oyunbileg said: “The meeting was very effective in influencing the governor’s views of OSS. Afterwards, our local authorities started paying more attention and allocated a separate budget for OSS maintenance and improvement,”
The meeting concluded with the drafting of recommendations for the implementation of Government Resolution No. 153 of April 2013 on “Measures to be Taken on Public Administrative Services in One-Stop Shops” and OSS Operational Guidelines.
Following the meeting, Orkhon, Darkhan-Uul, Gobisumber, Uvs, Arkhangai and Khentii aimags also approved budget allocations for the expansion and improvement of OSS centers, and for capacity-building of OSS staff.
Such developments are a direct reflection of the increased awareness and understanding of local authorities on the importance of OSS, which will contribute to bringing public services closer to citizens.

Mongolian band to perform during Dalai Lamas lecture

March 28 ( His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is scheduled to deliver a lecture for a crowd of 10,000 during a visit to India on October 23rd.
During His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama`s lecture, Mongolian rock band Khurd is scheduled to perform as organizers of the event invited the rock band to play, according to a local website. 
The rock band members happily accepted the invitation so they are likely to head to India in October.

MP S.Ganbaatar Holds His Book Presentation Titled

“Development Ways for Mongolia and How to Achieve These Goals”

March 28 ( On March 28, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Member of the State Great Khural (Parliament), Independent, Sainkhuu GANBAATAR has presented his "Development Ways for Mongolia and How to Achieve These Goals" book at "InterNom" store in Ulaanbaatar.
Parliamentarian S.Ganbaatar pledged to present his book with signature to the first 100 visitors, thus a large crowd has attended the presentation ceremony.
The book is written in three parts and features Resources Nationalism, Clean Government and Fair Society, where author tries to explain and find out how to solve current difficulties and problems focused on natural resources based on his recent 10-year experience being among society.
At the presentation ceremony, MP S.Ganbaatar said to release this book, he cited some scholarly researches by globally recognized thinkers and economists such as Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman and hopes the “Development Ways for Mongolia and How to Achieve These Goals” would be everyone’s table book.
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