Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mongolia Brief May 28, 2014



PM Sees Products Made by Contestants of “Worldskills”

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag Tuesday got au fait with products made by pupils and teachers who advanced to the 2nd phase of the “Mongolian skills-2014” national contest.

The exhibition displays souvenirs, mines rescuing facilities and wood works. The contestants organized this measure to ensure a preparation for competing in the “WorldSkills” international contest. Selected pupils will be trained in South Korea for six months.
Mongolia has become a 69th member of the WorldSkills International Organization in order to prepare professional skilled workers based on the market needs, to challenge skills and knowledge of teachers and pupils by refining a vocational training system, to propagandize them worldwide, to learn experiences of other countries.
The national contest runs in two stages with nine professions.
The WorldSkills is a skills competition, jobs and careers event held in a member country every two years. It is a competition for youth from 17 to 22 years to demonstrate their excellence in skilled professions. The competition is promoted and managed by WorldSkills International, formerly known as the International Vocation Training Organization (IVTO).
The forthcoming competition will take place 2015 in Brazil. 


Consul General Meets with Rep of Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) The Consul General of Mongolia in Istanbul city of Turkey E.Monkh-Ochir met Monday with Mr Ugur Kenan Ipek, ambassador and a representative of the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Istanbul.
Monkh-Ochir expressed condolences over Soma mine disaster and said his Consulate officially opened in Istanbul to protect Istanbul-based Mongolians' legal rights and to intensify trade, economic and cultural ties between Mongolia and Turkey.
In turn, Mr Ipek said he is satisfied with an establishment of the Consulate General and highlighted an importance of bringing our historical relations to a newer level.
The sides also exchanged views on ways of promoting the Mongolian art and culture in Turkey and of expanding fruitful cooperation in economic sphere. 


Austrian Technologies Might Be Introduced in UB City's Projects

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city E.Bat-Uul Tuesday received a delegation of Austria headed by Ms Irene Giner-Reichl, the Ambassador of Austria to Mongolia.
The Mayor thanked the Ambassador and Austrian companies’ delegates for proposing collaborating in a development of our capital city and presented them the 2030 Ulaanbaatar city Development Concept. "in its frames, many works are awaiting us, for example, providing 190 thousand families with apartments, repairing highways and auto roads, introducing metro and putting special-road buses to  the public transport, creating new heat and electricity sources, erecting sewage plants, and producing  energy by processing waste," he detailed.
The Ambassador noted the plan's importance. The Austrian companies offer leading services in the infrastructure sphere, "and we are going to collaborate with Ulaanbaatar in the construction and will raise a financing for its developmental great construction," she said, adding that Austria is one of the biggest investors for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Delegates of some ten companies spoke about their activities engaged in banking, health, construction management, industrial training, facilities, energy, pipelines, concrete and garbage processing. They hope that Ulaanbaatar will give them a chance to cooperate in these areas.
The Mayor thanked the Austrian companies for the offers and expressed a willingness to cooperate with them in connecting ger (national dwelling) areas to engineering pipelines, producing energy from garbage, in implementing agricultural projects. 
The Mayor will visit Vienna soon.  


Foreign Minister of Mongolia Pays Official Visit to Kingdom of Sweden

May 28 (infomongolia.com) On May 26, 2014, Mongolian delegates led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Luvsanvandan BOLD paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Sweden in the scope of the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Kingdom of Sweden is considered one of the important partners of Mongolia in Scandinavian region in Northern Europe, thus this visit is being implemented following the visit of the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj conducted in 2012 and the first visit at Foreign Minister-level and in the frameworks of celebrating the diplomatic relations, parties have been organizing several events involving many sectors.
During the stay in Stockholm, Minister L.Bold held an official meeting with Foreign Minister of Sweden Mr. Carl Bildt, where sides exchanged views on bilateral relations, cooperation and other issues concerning international spheres. In the scope of Mongolia’s chairing the 5th "Online Freedom" Conference in 2015, Minister Carl Bildt pledged to support Mongolia on organizational issues.
On the same day, Foreign Minister L.Bold met with Speaker of the Sweden Parliament (Riksdag) Mr. Per Westerberg and Minister for Public Administration and Housing Mr. Stefan Attefall to discuss inter-parliamentary ties and exchanged views on state structure of Sweden and partnership opportunities between the two administrative organs.
Moreover, Mongolian delegation got acquainted with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, a Swedish Government Agency dedicated to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of international conflict and crisis management, with a particular focus on peace operations.
As of today, over 4,500 Mongolian citizens are residing in the Kingdom of Sweden and nearby regions, and one of the vital issues to carry out is to promote Mongolian language and culture to children growing there.
In this regard, Mongolian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Sweden Mr. Zorig ALTAI has introduced works being implemented to visiting Foreign Minister L.Bold.
As part of cultural promotion events, an accompanying the Head of Mongolian Buddhist Center and Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Khamba Lama D.Choijamts met Mongolians and gave his teachings to disciples gathered. Moreover, an art exhibition by Mongolian artists was displayed at cultural center in Stockholm.
The delegation was also comprised by Vice Director of Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. M.Oyunchimeg and during the visit, Mongolia-Sweden Business meeting was organized, where representatives of Sandvik, ABB, Atlas Copco and other prestigious companies have attended.
Mongolia and the Kingdom of Sweden have established the diplomatic relations on June 30, 1964.
Following the official visit to Sweden, Foreign Minister L.Bold is continuing his visit to the Kingdom of Denmark scheduled on May 27-28, 2014.
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Khan Bank Awarded as “The Most Active Issuing Bank” in Mongolia under EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Bank for Fourth Time

May 27 (Khan Bank) London headquartered European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) again awards Khan Bank as “the Most Active Issuing Bank” in Mongolia under its Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) for the fourth time.  
The Trade Facilitation Programme held its yearly award ceremony at the EBRD’s Annual Meeting on May 16th in Warsaw, Poland to honor outperforming banks from 107 banks from 23 countries as the most active issuing and confirming.  The winners were announced based on the number of guarantee transactions.  
EBRD named Khan Bank as “the Most Active Bank” under the TFP in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  This dynamic and proven success is a direct result of our customers’ continued tight and trustworthy collaboration for years.
Khan Bank joined TFP in 2007 to provide its clients with support they need to increase their access to import and export trade.  Since joining the TFP, Khan Bank increased its market share in trade finance business to 23%.
Through the programme, EBRD provides guarantees to international confirming banks, taking the political and commercial payment risk of international trade transactions undertaken by Khan Bank.  It aims to promote foreign trade to, from and amongst the EBRD countries of operations and offers a range of products to facilitate trade, including consumer goods, commodities, machinery, power supply, cross-border engineering, construction, ship-building, technical and other services.
Khan Bank is committed in delivering variety of trade finance services, tailor made to specific nature of foreign trade transaction for every one of its customers by matching their trade cycle with financial needs while effectively managing foreign trade risks.
Moreover, the Bank focuses on introducing internationally recognized financial instruments into Mongolia’s market, utilizing them efficiently and providing cheaper financing to its customers for their export and import needs.  


Emma Ellis ’14 awarded a Fulbright to teach in Mongolia

May 28 (noodls.com) Emma Ellis '14, of Northwood, N.J., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Mongolia.
Ellis, an English major with a concentration in creative writing, was a peer consultant at Colgate's Writing and Speaking Center, where she found helping students to effectively communicate their thoughts to be inspiring and personally gratifying. Ellis said she hopes to have similar impact on her students in Mongolia.
"My first goal is, of course, to improve my students' English language skills, and thereby increase their chances of success in an English-speaking global community," Ellis said. "I also hope to promote intercultural understanding and the sharing of art and ideas between Mongolia and America by developing relationships outside the classroom and by volunteering at galleries that are bolstering the up-and-coming Ulaanbaatar art scene."
Outside the classroom, Ellis plans to organize English-related cross-cultural student activities and to engage in embassy-organized public outreach activities.
As a writer with a particular interest in literary journalism, Ellis intends to produce travel articles and short stories about her experiences in Mongolia, to help increase awareness of Mongolian culture and promote the sharing of art and ideas.
"Emma is an exquisite writer who is highly committed to using both her writing and her teaching to further the project of intercultural exchange," said Kim Germain, Colgate's assistant dean for fellowship advising and a close adviser to all Fulbright applicants. "She is mature and poised, and I'm certain that she will thrive and have great adventures as an ETA in Mongolia."
At Colgate's recent awards convocation, Ellis won the Lasher Prize for Distinction in English Composition from the English Department. In the future, Ellis hopes to launch a career in journalism.
Ellis is one of four Colgate seniors awarded a Fulbright grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.


Ch.Mongondalai to Tour Western Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) A Mongolian man suffering from impaired hearing and speaking is planning to travel alone all through the western part of the country.
The bike tour of Ch.Mongondalai to the mountainous part of the country will kick-off from Ulaanbaatar on June 7 to cover 5,500 km. He has been looking forward to this tour for many years.
The Young Bicyclists Club of the Mongolian Youth Federation, where Mongondalai has a membership, is supporting the tour, along with many donors, including Cannondale shop staffers who gave Mongondalai a GT Avalanche bicycle. A Governor of Hotol town of Selenge province S.Enkhtaivan donated a hundred thousand togrog for the fearless tour, while Compass travel shop presented him a tent. Another generous gift has come from Atilla bike shop, who promised to provide spare parts of the bike.


First Lady Helps Provincial Hospital

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) A spouse of Mongolia's President Ts.Elbegdorj and a head of “Trust” national fund for cancer-free Mongolia Kh.Bolormaa gave an equipment assistance to a health center of Bulgan province on Tuesday.
With a 20 million togrog financial support of the fund, two wards for cancer patients have been equipped with oxygen thickeners, controlling screen, nurse drawers, trolleys, stethoscopes, blood pressure devices and electrocardiogram apparatus.  


Mongolia-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission meet

May 28 (news.mn) Ulaanbaatar hosted the 6th meeting for the intergovernmental commission between Mongolia and Kazakhstan on trade, economy, science, technical and cultural cooperation on May 26th and 27th.
The meeting was represented by officials from ministries, agencies and provinces from both countries, the Ambassador from Mongolia to Kazakhstan J.Sukhee and the Ambassador from Kazakhstan to Mongolia K.I.Koblandin. Mongolian representatives were chaired by the Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare and the chairman of the Mongolia-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission S.Erdene, and Kazakhstan`s representatives were chaired by the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, chairwoman of the intergovernmental commission, Tamara Duisenova.
At the 6th meeting of the intergovernmental commission between Mongolia and Kazakhstan, bilateral relations and cooperation as well as the main directions and key targets for 2016 were discussed.
Parties specified particular bilateral cooperation on investment, agriculture, transport, mining, and collaboration in the region on environment, culture and education and agreed to establish a medium term program for bilateral cooperation between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The parties also agreed on direct flights between the two countries.
Ministers also stated that the intergovernmental commissions, ministries and agencies provincial administrations would play important roles to implement these actions.
The bilateral cooperation documents on trade, economy, science, technology and culture were signed by the Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare S.Erdene and Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tamara Duisenova.
Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding between Mongolian and Kazakhstan Airlines was signed by Ch.Nyamsaikhan, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia and by T.T.Lastayev, deputy head of the Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan.
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, N.Altankhuyag, received Kazakhstan`s delegates led by the chairwoman of the intergovernmental commission Tamara Duisenova.
The next meeting of the Mongolia-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission is scheduled to be held in Astana in 2016.


60th Anniversary Conference for Mongolia-Vietnam relations

May 28 (news.mn) As part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Vietnam, an anniversary conference “Sixty years of good relations and cooperation” was held on May 27th.
The conference was represented by officials from both countries including MP and chairwoman of the Vietnam-Mongolia Friendship Parliamentary Group Z.Bayanselenge, Deputy Foreign Minister D.Gankhuyag, Ambassador of Vietnam to Mongolia Phan Dang Duong and Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
MP and chairwoman of the Vietnam-Mongolia Friendship Parliamentary Group Z.Bayanselenge gave anniversary greetings in her opening speech, emphasizing intensive bilateral development in politics, economy, business and science.  Z.Bayanselenge also expressed appreciation for the good start in bilateral cooperation between the science academies of the two countries because the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences signed a cooperation agreement.
At the conference cooperation opportunities in industry, mining, energy, infrastructure, road, construction and sea transport, ports and agriculture were exchanged.


Direct Flights between Ulaanbaatar and Astana Negotiated during 6th Mongolia-Kazakhstan Intergovernmental Commission Meeting

May 28 (infomongolia.com) The Sixth Intergovernmental Commission Meeting between Mongolia and the Republic of Kazakhstan on Trade, Economy, Science, Technical and Cultural Cooperation was successfully organized in Ulaanbaatar on May 26-27, 2014.
Mongolian representatives attended the intergovernmental meeting was chaired by Minister for Population Development and Social Protection Mr. Sodnomzundui ERDENE and the other part by Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ms. Tamara Kasymovna Duissenova. Besides, other officials from relevant Ministry, Authority, Aimag and Province were present as well as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Jagir SUKHEE and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Mongolia Mr. Kalybek Ibragimovich Koblandin have attended.
The Meeting focused on Mongolia-Kazakhstan relations, important directories of partnership and other measures to co-implement until 2016. For instances, it was determined bilateral cooperation in investment, business sectors, agriculture, road transportation, mining and regional collaboration. Also, parties agreed to develop Mongolia-Kazakhstan mid-term program of cooperation.
In the frameworks, two sides negotiated to conduct direct flights between the Ulaanbaatar and Astana cities.
Also, parties resolved to accelerate some works on strengthening the legal basis of cooperation between the two countries and agreed to finalize some types of documents, where relevant organs and authorities are entrusted to implement shortly.
Afterwards, a Protocol on the Sixth Intergovernmental Commission Meeting between Mongolia and the Republic of Kazakhstan on Trade, Economy, Science, Technical and Cultural Cooperation was signed by two chairing Ministers.
A Memorandum on Cooperation between the two civil aviations was inked by Deputy Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia Chimeddorj NYAMSAIKHAN and Deputy Chairman of Civil Aviation Committee under Ministry of Transport and Communications, Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Talgat Lastayev.
Following the meeting, Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag received the Kazakhstani delegates led by Minister Tamara Duissenova.
The previous V Intergovernmental Commission Meeting between Mongolia and Kazakhstan was held in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2008 and the next is scheduled to take place in Astana in 2016. Mongolia and the Republic of Kazakhstan have established diplomatic relations on January 22, 1992.


EBRD to Invest 50 Million EUR to Mongolia in Ger Areas Development and Investment Support Program

May 28 (infomongolia.com) Minister for Economic Development of Mongolia N.Batbayar was entrusted to sign the General Financing Agreement on "Ger Areas Development and Investment Support Program" issued by the Prime Minister of Mongolia from the Decree No.172 dated on November 06, 2013.
The Program is aimed to restructure the Ger Districts in Ulaanbaatar with participation of residents by expanding water supply, sewerage and heating service systems, improving socio-economic infrastructure, supporting micro financing and implementing project capacity.
In the scope of implementing the Program in water supply and sewerage systems improvement in the Ger Districts of Ulaanbaatar city, it was cited in the General Financing Agreement that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to invest 50 million EUR (60.3 million USD) and the preliminary negotiations on loan agreement conditions between Mongolia and the EBRD were held in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on May 19-21, 2014.
The negotiations were successfully conducted, reports the Ulaanbaatar Administration Office today on May 28, where Mongolian Government was represented by a working group headed by an Acting Director of Investment Department at the Ministry of Economic Development S.Javkhlanbaatar.
In conjunction, the Government of Mongolia and the Asian Development Bank had also signed a 320 million USD General Financing Agreement on "Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program" in December, 2013.


New Members of Public Council at IAAC Promoted

May 28 (infomongolia.com) A ceremony to hand over a Presidential Decree on nominating new members of the Public Council under Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) was held on May 28, 2014.
The Decree was conferred by Head of the Office of the President P.Tsagaan, where Advisor on Human Rights and Legal Policy to the President Ch.Unurbayar and Head of the Public Relations and Press Division of the President’s Office P.Sainbileg have introduced newly promoted candidates.
The Public Council at IAAC is represented with 15 members and promoted by the President of Mongolia for the term of four years that aims to actively involve community in the fight against corruption, deliver their views and introduce anti-corruption legislations to public and with purpose to recommend on implementation of anti-corruption tasks, which is been operating since 2007.
Members of the Public Council at IAAC are:
1 B.Amar, Project Development Manager at Zorig Foundation
2. R.Batsaikhan, Director of “Nirun” Film Studio
3. N.Dorjdari, Revenue Watch Institute
4. M.Munkhbat, School of Law, National University of Mongolia
5. Kh.Naranjargal, Globe International NGO
6. S.Nasanjargal, “Channel 25” Television
7. B.Nyamdorj, “Udriin Medee” LLC
8. M.Oyunchimeg, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
9. L.Sumati, Sant Maral Foundation
10. L.Tur-Od, Transparency International Mongolia
11. N.Urantogtokh, Mongolian Academy of Political Education
12. M.Ulambadrakh, NTV Television
13. T.Khasbaatar, Association of National Environmental Cooperation
14. D.Tserenjav, Transparency Fund
15. P.Erdenejargal, Open Society Forum

Draft New Wording of Law on Combating Family Violence Submitted

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Justice Kh.Temuujin MP Tuesday submitted to the Speaker a draft new wording of the law on combating family violence.
Passed in 2004 law on combating family violence did not have a clause on punishing those using violence in a family, for this was treated as a human right conflict. To deal with it, three Ministries--of Justice, of Health and of Social Welfare and Labor--approved some rules in 2007 in order to realize a national programme on preventing and combating family violence. In addition, the government set up some centers to protect and shelter victims of family violence and to give them advice through professional organization.
Despite all this, said the Minister Temuujin, a number of the family violence-related crimes is still high and takes a critical form. Main reasons of the problem are false regulations in the law and a neglecting of a matter on ensuring safety for the victims and their family members, he said. The new wording of the law has been formulated by a working group in accordance with present time requirements. It aims to protect the victims in the first turn, to prevent such violence and to upgrade the law based on a principle of the inter-sector collaboration.
The new wording also has been harmonized with other bills--on crimes, on conflicts, on law enforcement actions and on criminal procedure, which have been adopted or are being formulated in frames of the court reforms.


Parliament to Pass State Education Policy

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) The parliamentary session discussed Tuesday a resolution on amendments to the State policy on education.
In this reworded draft, the educational development strategy defines the goal of pre-school education as development of children’s creativity rather than preparing for schools. In a similar way, goals of educational periods of primary school, secondary school, high school and university are redefined in accordance with contemporary educational tendencies.
According to this new wording, the elementary education will give importance to mother language learning and information processing ability development of children, while secondary school education will highlight learning of life skills and sciences, as well as mastering in self-teaching.
The draft is expected to get passed by parliament on Thursday.


Ulaanbaatar City to Cooperate with EIB

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) A working group led by S.Javkhlanbaatar, an acting head of the Investment Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, has held preliminary negotiations in Luxembourg with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a general agreement of financing.
Earlier, this Ministry was authorized by the Premier to sign the general agreement for a programme on developing ger (national dwelling) areas and investments, having purposes to re-plan the ger areas with civil participation, to augment water resources, sewage plants and heating services, to support small-sized financing and to empower project implementing bodies.
This programme reflects a financing of EUR 50 million to be given from the EIB for improving the water resources of the ger areas and sewage plants.
The working groups includes S.Ochirbat, a deputy Mayor of Ulaanbaatar in charge of urban planning and investment affairs; D.Otgonbaatar, a head of the project and cooperation section of the city’s administration; Ts.Ravdandash, an expert from the Ministry of Economic Development; and Ts.Bayarsaikhan, an expert. 


Gold Exports Collect USD 89.8 Million

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) The lower royalty for gold production has given its fruit, as the amount of gold sold to the Mongolbank in the first four months increased 26.8% against the same period of 2013 and two times against 2012.
The gold royalty was reduced from 5 percent to 2.5% in February of 2014 in order to make it comparable to those of neighboring countries–China (2%) and Russia (4%).
In the first four months of this year, gold producers sold a total of 1,797 kg of gold to the Central Bank of Mongolia (Mongolbank), says the National Statistical Commission. For the same period, Mongolia earned incomes of USD 89.8 million from gold export. 


Mongolia Exports 8 Million Ton Coal in First Four Months

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) During this period, the nation exported 8.05 million ton of coal out of 35 million ton planned for this year.
The amount of the coal exported had been increasing year after year, as the export that weighed at 5.1 million ton in 2008 escalated to 20.5 million ton in 2012. However, the amount has been on a decline since the last year, and specialists reached a consensus on the importance of the quality of the coal exported rather than its quantity. As a part of this effort, the produced in Tavan tolgoi deposit coal has begun going through a washing process in a coal washing plant of "Energy Resources" before being exported to China. The washing plant with annual capacity of coal processing of 15 million ton washed 549 thousand ton of coal in the first four months of this year.
Mongolia is planning to reach a coal exporting ability of 50 million ton by 2020.


Wheat Sowing Stands at 80%

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) Nationwide, farmers have thus far sown wheat in 246.1 thousand ha land out of 304 thousand ha planned for this year, which means 80% of wheat sowing has been completed.
As May 27, barley and oat have been sown in similar extent of land–nearly 2,300 ha each. Seeding of vegetables are going on in full swing nationwide; farmers have planted vegetables in nearly half of the planned lands--potatoes in 7,267 ha, and other vegetables in 3,558 ha.
Wheat sowing is expected to end within May, while vegetable planting will continue until the end of this June. Nationwide, nearly 1,200 farmers are engaged in agronomy this year, with goals to harvest 426 thousand ton of wheat, 198 thousand ton of potatoes, 106 thousand ton of other vegetables and ten thousand ton of oil-bearing crops (flax).

Us Neurosurgeon Works at State Third Hospital

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) In a line of “Virtue Foundation”, international charitable organization, an instructor of neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital Mr Reza Yassari worked in the State Central Third Hospital May 21-24.
He successfully ran four surgeries on spine and cerebellum, together with specialized doctors of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center where he works as a chief of department of neurosurgery, and gave the hospital staffers a lecture on vertebral column problem.
The hospital and the “Virtue Foundation” agreed to expand cooperation in the neurosurgery field, particularly in spine surgery. 


International Marathon Approaching

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) An "Ulaanbaatar--Marathon" international competition is to run here June 7.
The organization of the event will be eased by a car-free action announced the same day. The  contest will gather not only our best ones but also foreign top runners, including S.Korean coach  Hwang Young-cho, Olympic Gold medal marathoner of 1992 and Asian Game of 1994 Yamamoto Yoshihiro, a silver medalist of the Asian Games of 2010 Japanese Ito Koichi and others.  


Our Mental Athletes Head to Philippines

Ulaanbaatar, May 28 (MONTSAME) Mongolian mental athletes have left to Manila of Philippines to participate in the International Open Memory Championship.
The events will be organized by the Philippine Mind Sports Association and sanctioned by the World Memory Council May 31-June 1.
Our team consists of Grand Master of Memory /GMM/ S.Tsogbadrakh, a winner of National Memory Championship of 2014 T.Enkhjin and E.Enkhmonkh and a coach B.Baasandorj.
A director of Mongolia's Intellectual Academy (MIA) Kh.Khatanbaatar will work in judges' team. 


Japanese Famed Teacher of Ikebana, Mrs. Kazuko Fujii to

Perform Art of Flower Arrangement in Ulaanbaatar

May 28 (infomongolia.com) Mongolian "Florever" Studio in collaboration with Japanese "Aucnet" company for the first time in Ulaanbaatar is organizing the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as Ikebana on May 30, 2014.
The event will be held between 01:00 pm and 06:00 pm at “Platinium Shopping Center” formerly known as Solongo Restaurant, where a famed teacher Ms. Kazuko Fujii will be attending upon the invitation and will be performing a ceremony “giving life to flowers” under melody depicting its traditional culture, origin and customs.
During the event, a flower exhibition of over 20 types brought from Japan will be also displayed and the highlight of the day is an auction of ikebana created by Kazuko Fujii Sensei herself.

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