Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 20, 2014 Part II

Standing committee head meets senior teachers

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) Head of the parliamentary Standing committee on social policy, education, culture and science D.Battsogt Monday received a delegation of senior teachers.

The delegation included Professor D.Amar, chairman of the Mongolian Association of Senior Teachers; Ts.Sarangerel, a State Honored Teacher and a member of the Association’s leading council; and R.Davaakhuu, director of the city’s 50th secondary school and leader of the Chingeltei district’s Council for Senior Teachers.
Expressing thanks to the Standing committee head for an audience, Professor Amar mentioned that Mongolia currently has some 40 thousand senior teachers, and noted the association is doing works to encourage them and introducing to them state resolutions and decisions.
“By the previous law on education, teachers used to undergo a medical examination every five years as well as senior teachers of institutes and universities used to receive incentives when they are retired. Now, teachers are allowed to get retired after 25-year teaching works by the current law. It violates the law on social insurance,” Amar stressed.
In response, expressed gratitude to the association for paying great attention to teachers, and then presented to them related draft resolutions and laws being discussed at the Standing committee. Saying that an open discussion about the pension reform will be held very soon, Battsogt MP noted teachers are allowed to take part in this discussion. He added that the Standing committee is possible to collaborate with the association.

NCHR officials to work in western aimags

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) A working group chaired by J.Byambadorj, head of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), will work in Khovd, Bayan-Olgii and Uvs aimags from May 26 to June 3.
During the local tour, the NCHR authorities will organize an Open Day measure on human rights in these aimags to propagandize to the public the national commission’s activities and to hold training for improving knowledge of local people on the issue.
In addition, they will hold meetings with the aimags’ authorities and will run training themed “Human right-based tendency at state service” dedicated to state administrative officials. They also will receive complaints from people on human rights and freedom, and give to them legal advice.

Cabinet Secretariat to continue cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) The Cabinet Secretariat for Government will extend its cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF).
A memorandum of continuing the collaboration was signed Tuesday by Kh.Oyuntsetseg, a department head of the Cabinet Secretariat for monitoring, evaluation and domestic audit; and Wolfgang Maier, deputy head of the KAF Office for Europe and international cooperation.
Mongolia has been cooperating with the KAF since 2003 in ensuring the development of Mongolian parliament, democratic system and the economic growth.
In 2007, the Cabinet Secretariat established the cooperation with the foundation. Accordingly, projects have been co-implemented on improving skills of governors in all levels, on exchanging experiences and on realizing a general policy for local development.    

Consular officials of diplomatic missions in Ulaanbaatar convene

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuesday hosted a meeting for consular officials of the diplomatic missions in Ulaanbaatar city.
During the meeting, the gathered were given details about the visa policy of Mongolia, its tendency, amendments to the related laws and rules, reforms in some state organizations and their functions.
Moreover, the Foreign Ministry gave responses to questions from the consular officials, and heard current problems faced to the consuls. They exchanged a view on creating a mechanism to urgently tackle sudden problems or difficulties.
The gathering brought together 28 consular officials of 14 diplomatic missions in Ulaanbaatar; delegates from the Ministry of Justice, the General Police Department and other organizations.    

Stock exchange news for May 20

Ulaanbaatar, May 20 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Tuesday, a total of 9,363 shares of 22 JSCs were traded costing MNT 10 million 428 thousand and 512.00.
"Hai Bi Oil” /3,611 units/, "Moninjbar" /1,850 units/, "Remikon" /990 units/, "Genco tour bureau" /656 units/ and "Hermes center” /600 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"Material impex” (MNT two million and 708 thousand), "Tavan Tolgoi" (MNT one million 672 thousand and 845), "Shivee ovoo" (MNT one million 234 thousand and 750), "Sharyn gol" (MNT one million and 230 thousand) and "Hai Bi Oil” (MNT one million 191 thousand and 360).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 572 billion 083 million 456 thousand and 375. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,407.06, decreasing by MNT 98.90 or 0.64% against the previous day.

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