Friday, June 6, 2014

Mongolia Brief June 6, 2014



Prime Minister Visits Cow Farm

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag Thursday legged a cow farm, a "Khishihten Nuudelchin” LLC, which is breeding Montbeliarde cattle.

The farm has been erected under 2.8 billion togrog out of 43 billion from the "Chingis" bonds revenue for the diary production this year. The farm has imported from France 150 heads of the Montbeliarde cattle of dairy and beef products. "The Mongolian cow gives 4.5 liters milk a day, whereas her "French counterpart"--from 20 to 25 liters, with high protein," said the company’s executive director J.Battogs. “As we have learned, the Montbeliarde mountainous region has had no animal diseases in the last 20 years," he said, adding that it is fully possible to develop here such farms combining with Mongolian traditional experience.
Cattle farm normally requires good fodder and places, "so we planted all kinds of fodder plants on four thousand hectares and have managed to fully provide our cows with fodder," Battogs said. He wants to import 160 heads soon, he added.
The Premier noted that ten such farms around the capital city would satisfy 50 percent of its need in dairy products, and wished the company big successes.
As of today, 15 companies have received financing of MNT 10.5 billion from the “Chingis” bonds and are ready to start activities son, a Vice Minister of Agriculture and Industry Ts.Tuvaan added. 


Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street, Visits Mongolia

June 6 (Mongolian Economy) Today, the world-renowned motivational speaker and former stockbroker Jordan Belfort visited Mongolia to meet with politicians and businesspeople at the Blue Sky Tower to discuss the art of persuasion and the telling of Mongolia’s story. After building up a successful company, Stratton Oakmont, Belfort experienced a fall of grace after he committed a wide array of fraudulent activities detailed in his memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street, which was adapted into a successful movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. 
Belfort travels around the world to spread his knowledge, giving government and business representatives advice on how to improve the economy by telling a story. He says that there is an important equation to balance in order to successfully vitalize the nation’s economy. On one side of the equation, the country must have assets to sell, or in other words, a story to have. Mongolia is a land filled with rich mineral resources with a beautiful landscape. It is a country that has a lot to offer. 
The other part of the equation is having the ability to tell a story that will attract investors to come into Mongolia because of its abundant opportunities and high potential. It is important to create a story that will convince others that investing in Mongolia’s assets will have not only short-term benefits, but long-term benefits as well. With both sides of the equation fulfilled, the nation can see economic improvements lying ahead. 
By telling a story, investment will seep in and Mongolia can see its best days within 5 to 10 years. However, it will be a step-by-step process, at times gradual. Improvement may lay under the surface for some time, but soon enough; positive changes will pave way into a new generation. With a promising future awaiting Mongolia, it is important for people to develop a story to attract investors while gaining governmental support at the same time. 
There are two options to take: 1) wait for everyone to start without you or 2) be a part of it. With Belfort’s presence in Mongolia, we can hope to learn from his mistakes and move forward to a bigger and brighter future for the Mongolia Stock Exchange. Mongolian politicians and businesspeople can take the second option, and help tell Mongolia’s story to the world. 
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Mongolian Shooters Head Germany

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) A Mongolian shooting team has gone to Munich city of Germany to participate in the World Shooting Championship.
At the events, which will run June 8-12, our team will be represented by 12 sports people, including the State Honored Athlete O.Gundegmaa, international masters of sports E.Davaakhuu and O.Yanjinlkham. They are coached by A.Enkhtor, a chief specialist of the national team, and L.Undralbat, S.Adilbish and J.Gankhuyag. 


Government to Support Banking Sector in Tax Policy

June 6 (infomongolia.com) The irregular Cabinet meeting of the Government was held on Wednesday, June 04 and among the resolved issues was renewed bills on the Law on Corporate Income Tax and Law on Value Added Tax (VAT) to submit to the State Great Khural (Parliament).
When Mongolian commercial banks attract foreign sources of capital market, investors and lenders strongly request not to be deducted any tax from interest income to Mongolia. Therefore, commercial banks increase their costs and pay interest income tax to the state budget in accordance with the law.
Furthermore, it affects as a burden for businesses when borrowing from commercial banks, the added tax cost is included in the loan interest rate. Therefore, amendments to the Law on Corporate Income Tax to support the banking sector in the tax policy was resolved to made and thus the renewed bill is to submit to the Parliament.
Moreover, it was cited in the draft bill to reduce the bond interest income for non-resident taxpayers in Mongolia from 20% to 10% of corporate income tax, who purchased bonds released by Mongolian banks in local and foreign stock markets.
In addition, an amendment in the Law on Value Added Tax is also expected to submit to the Parliament that cites, "Bank and non-bank financial institutions will be exempted from value added tax, who temporary possess and sale some immovable property that aim to accelerate process in order to pay their loan”.


Mongolia’s First Developed Smart Phone “Mogul Sonor” Released for Sale

June 6 (infomongolia.com) The national IT Zone Company has released for sale its first developed Mogul brand "Sonor" smart phone on June 05, 2014.
The smart phone features a simple use of function, where some applications like photo album and ringtones were developed under intellectual property permission created by Mongolians.
With software developed by Mongolian engineers, the “Mogul Sonor” smart phone with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) version is sold on phone market at the cheapest price of 149,000 MNT (Tugrug) and accessible for all cell phone operators in Mongolia such as "Unitel", "G-Mobile", "Mobicom" and "Skytel".
Moreover, it supports Dual SIM (WCDMA+GSM) and pre-installed Mongolia’s first App Store that enables to install and update Mongolian contents and applications at once, currently the system runs in English and developers said in near future it would be updated in Mongolian language and being sold at “Mogul” and “Canon” centers in Ulaanbaatar.

Saturday, June 07, 2014 is Car Free Day

June 6 (infomongolia.com) The Fifth International Ulaanbaatar Marathon is announced on Saturday, June 07, 2014 and on this day another event of "Car Free Day" is also will be organized to promote public physical and sports in the capital city.
In the scope of the events, the Peace Avenue from East to West 4-road intersections will be closed for all transportations between 08:00 am and 05:00 pm except for special equipped vehicles on duty.
The route of closed roads starts from Chinggis Square to western direction from West 4-road intersection further to Geser Monastery and head to Sansar tunnel, down to East 4-road intersection and to Chinggis Square.


Honorary Consulate Opens Here

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) A ceremony took place to open the Honorary Consulate of New Zealand in Ulaanbaatar on Thursday, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs L.Bold made the remarks at the ceremony. Present were Mr Carl Worker, the Concurrent Non-Resident Ambassador of New Zealand to Mongolia.
Mongolia and New Zealand established the diplomatic relations on April 8 of 1975.


Legal Staffers Involved in Training

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) Invited by the Ministry of Justice, five trainer teachers of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces led by doctor Mr Philippe Fleure held a professional training in Ulaanbaatar on June 2-4.
This two-day action was co-organized by the Parliamentary Office within the legal reforms running by the Ministry.
The event was attended by more than 30 participants including police officers, law university teachers and researchers of the National Legal Institute.
The meeting intended at experience-sharing and capacity building for related officials of the law enforcement organizations under a law reform program.


Mongolia's Embassy in Turkey Celebrates Anniversary

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Mongolia and Turkey, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Turkey B.Batkhishig organized a celebration event at the Embassy on Thursday.
After an opening remark by Ambassador B.Batkhishig, the national anthems of the two countries were sounded in the reception hall. Among the over 100 guests were Mr Fehmi Kupcu, a head of Mongolia-Turkey parliamentary faction at the Grand National Assembly, members of the Assembly, delegates from the diplomatic missions and senior diplomats.


‘11 11’ Center Reports

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) The ‘11 11’ Center of the Government has received this week a total of 1,439 complaints and requests.
Amid an interview given to the Mongolian National Broadcaster on Thursday, the Premier N.Altankhuyag answered 180 questions received at the center.
People complained about university fees that have been demanded by the university managements before the end of the academic year, and kindergarten repair payments, which, they think, shall not be allotted from parents.
City residents complained about the hot water shortages and disobedience with the schedule announced ahead of the water cut in apartments.

Government Grants SME Loan Guarantees of 11 Billion

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) The Loan Guarantee Fund, together with the United Nations and the Labor Ministry held Friday a meeting themed ‘Loan Guarantee: Function and Involvement for Increased Financial Opportunities for SME’.
Some 120 representatives of international organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, financial bodies and banks took part in the meeting. At the meeting, an executive director of the Loan Guarantee Fund Sh.Altankhuyag informed the gathered that the Government has granted loan guarantees of 11 billion togrog for lending of 27 billion togrog for 169 borrowers consisting of entities and citizens. The Government has been issuing pledges for loans of SMEs for the last one year in support of their business initiations and operations.
Today, there are some 44 thousand SMEs operating in Mongolia, composing overwhelming 82% of all business entities.


Innovation Training Runs among Scientists

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) The Sciences Academy, together with the Economic Development Ministry, held Thursday a training themed "National Innovation System and Implementation of Innovation Law" in the Academy.
Managers, secretaries and academicians of affiliated institutes and centers of the Academy took part in the event, at which the law on innovation and its recent amendments, along with the status of innovation actions in the nation were introduced under moderating of a senior officer of the Economic Development Ministry Bat-Erdene.
The gathered also shared opinions on facing challenges in introducing innovations of Mongolian scientists to economic circulation and industries. The involvement and support of the Government is essential in developing innovation in scientific development, they agreed and highlighted a need to comprehensively boost high tech training, research and industrial activities, as well as to support hi tech developer companies. 


Ambassador Plays with Sitting Volleyball Team

June 5 (US Embassy) The Mongolian Sitting Volleyball Association organized an exhibition game and presentation in Khan-Uul District of Ulaanbaatar on June 5. The goal was to share with others the experiences of 11 women players and their coach on a Sports United exchange program in the United States.
The group traveled to Oklahoma City in November. While there, they trained with the U.S.A. Sitting Volleyball team at the University of Central Oklahoma. They also took part in alternative activities like archery, golfing, an adaptive rowing and rock climbing sessions, cultural tours, visited a prosthetic development foundation, and interacted with American university students and youth throughout the exchange.
Ambassador Campbell, who played volleyball in high school, attended the presentation and even joined the team to play for a short time.
While the athletes were in the United States, they learned about disability rights, the lessons of Title IX (which ensured equal treatment for women in sports), and the leadership skills that come with sports. Participants were introduced to the history of disability sport and disability rights during session with State Department representative Ann Cody. Participants were also instructed on using sport as a tool to positively impact girls and woman in their community.
In addition to programs related to sport, they group visited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma where they assisted in boxing food items for those in need in the metro area. They also visited the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, went to a professional ice-hockey game, and experienced southern hospitality over dinner with area residents.


Forum to Run on Health Investments

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) Initiated by the Health Ministry, a forum on ‘Economy and Investments of Health Sector’ will be held in State House on June 7.
The forum organizing committee held Friday a press conference to inform about the forum that is to run under collaboration with the Economic Development Ministry and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. At the press conference, Health Deputy Minister J.Amarsanaa highlighted a need of foreign and domestic investments to the health sector development and cooperation with the private sector to foster chances to conduct medical diagnosis and treatment in the nation, rather than abroad.
The forum will consist of four sub-meetings on maternity, oncology, neurology and organ transplantation, at which the gathered will discuss issues of medical infrastructure, technological development, policies and involvement of the private sector. At the forum, the Ministry officers will inform on investment projects aiming at delivering relevant medical services for diseases that have been regarded as untreatable in Mongolia for now.


Students Compete at Flash Mob

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) A flash mob contest was held among university students on the Chinggis Square on June 5, in celebration of the World Environment Day.
The winner was the ‘Nomads’ team of the Culture and Art University, followed by ‘N.U.M’ of the National University of Mongolia, and Clowns team of ‘UB Dance’ school.
Organized by the Environment and Green Development Ministry and Mongolian Students Union, the event has become a broad platform for public outreach that encourages awareness and action for the environment, gathering some 300 students from national high education institutes.
The contest will later be broadcast in UBS TV, the information sponsor of the event.
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Program. The 2014 theme for World Environment Day focused on "Small Islands and Climate Change", the official slogan for the year 2014 was "Raise Your Voice Not the Sea Level".


Preliminary Results Released for Largest Ever Household Survey in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) The National Statistics Office, UNICEF and UNFPA released in Ulaanbaatar the preliminary results of the Social Indicator Sample Survey on June 5.
The survey, the largest of its kind ever conducted in Mongolia included 15,500 households and combined the Multiple Indicators Cluster survey, Reproductive Health Survey and Demographic and Health Survey, says an article published at unicef.org. In addition, the survey marked the introduction of the use of tablets for large-scale data collection, resulting in significant time and resources savings and allowing for the real time quality assurance of the collection and analysis process. The results analyze trends and progress in several areas of child well-being with some encouraging overall trends such as: decline in child morality, improvement in nutrition indicators, increased access to internet and technology, and almost universal access to basic education.
While the results will be further disaggregated by dimensions such as geographic location, wealth quintile and region, other indicators related to child protection, substance abuse and knowledge of HIV/AIDS among youth show signs of stagnation and will require focused interventions. 


Elderly to Help in Traffic Patrol

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) On the car-free day, fifty elderly (aged-over-forty) people will help in traffic patrol amid the International Ulaanbaatar Marathon.
As a part of their program aimed at the employment of middle-aged people, the Labor Ministry decided to provide these people with temporary jobs. The Ministry has experiences of hiring the elderly for the traffic regulation, as it gave similar jobs to 223 people to control crossroads near schools in Ulaanbaatar.


Municipal Public Officers to Get Discounted Treatment in S.Korea

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) A cooperation memorandum was concluded between the Capital city Governor’s Office and Hanyang University International Hospital of South Korea on June 6.
The memorandum was signed by Yo.Gerelchuluun, chair of the Governor’s Office, and Dr Yong Ko, president of Hanyang University International Hospital.
The memorandum enables discounted medical diagnosis and treatment for officers of municipal administrative organizations and their family members. The international care center will render assistance in visa issuing, and will deliver queue-free services for these officers at the hospital.

Russian Circus in Ulaanbaatar to Be Staged Two More Times upon Request

June 6 (infomongolia.com) Upon the invitation of Mongolian National Circus or ASA Circus, the Russian dwarf circus has performed its "Little Stars' Miracle" in Ulaanbaatar from May 25 to June 01, 2014.
However, each day the performance was full of audience, which was coincided during the Mothers’ and Children’s Day holiday, but many were left who were willing to witness and upon their request, the Circus of Russian artists will be staged two more times on upcoming weekend.
The performance will be held at 03:00 pm on June 07-08, 2014.
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"Tunes of Mongolia" Concert to Be Performed

Ulaanbaatar, June 6 (MONTSAME) Young violinist O.Baigali and pianist B.Oyu are to give a concert themed “The Tunes of Mongolia” at the showroom of MSM Company, on June 28.
At the concert, young musicians will play Mongolian best music compositions by great composers B.Damdinsuren, L.Mordorj, B.Sharav, Z.Khangal, E.Choidog, J.Chuluun and N.Jantsannorov.
In 2013, our artists performed a joint concert themed “The Best of World Classics” in Ulaanbaatar and Hong-Kong.


Golden Reel International Film Festival in Ulaanbaatar

June 6 (news.mn) The Golden Reel International Film Festival is to take place in Ulaanbaatar on June 21st.
The Film Festival was successfully organized by the art-film NGO Golden Reel under the name of “Underground Film Festival Mongolia” in 2013.
During the Golden Reel International Film Festival organizers will promote the local film industry and screen foreign underground, avant-garde films to Mongolian audience with the official rights and display Mongolian film makers` and the art-film NGO`s film makers` short films.
Anyone who is a citizen of Mongolia, aged over 18 will be welcomed to the Golden Reel International Film Festival to submit their short films.
Organizers set no limit on subject or uniqueness of the short films.
Video footage for the film festival will be received at the Red ger gallery between June 9th and 13th.


City Railbus in service from today

June 6 (news.mn) Ulaanbaatar city is offering a 45 mintue on way railbus service that is running from one end of the city to the other, the Tolgoit-Amgalan route, starting from today.
Preparations for the railbus were almost completed a month ago. The railbus has 136 seats and its capacity is expected to be 250-300 passengers per journey.
As it was scheduled, the railbus is in service for passengers from today. The speed of the railbus in 100 km/h and it will run in 47 minutes from Tolgoit to Amgalan, and 45 min from Amgalan to Tolgoit.
The railbus will make the journey five times a day, stopping at Tavanshar, Bars-2, the Ulaanbaatar train station, Dundgol, Narantuul and Ulaankhuaran stations between Tolgoit-Amgalan, traversing across the width (west end to east end) of the city.
Sidewalks and lighting, signs and embellishments works have been done to ensure passengers safety.
The railbus leaves at 12:45 pm today on June 6th and will run according to a fixed timetable from June 7th. The price will be 2000 MNT per adult.




Shopping centers to close on Saturday

June 6 (news.mn) Ulaanbaatar is to host the annual marathon this Saturday; therefore the timetables of big shopping centers in Ulaanbaatar city are to be changed in order to create a convenient situation for the wider participation of citizens in the Ulaanbaatar marathon.
The decision issued by the Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar orders the changing of the timetables to a day-off for shopping centers like Narantuul market, Uguumur, Nar mon and Sunday plaza in Bayanzurkh district and  Bumbugur-1 and Bumbugur-2 as well as Altjin bumbugur in Chingeltei district on Saturday.
Thus the decision will be carried out by district governors` offices and the Specialized inspection agency of Ulaanbaatar city and the Metropolitan Police Department will be in charge of monitoring the implementation.


Women legislators from Mongolia exchange experiences with Swedish counterparts to advance gender equality

June 5 (OSCE) Strategies for strengthening women’s role in parliament and to advance gender equality were the focus of a study visit to Stockholm by women parliamentarians from Mongolia from 3 to 5 June 2014.
During the visit, which was organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in co-operation with the Women’s Democracy Network of the International Republican Institute, participants from the Ulsyn Ikh Hural, Mongolia’s parliament, exchanged experiences with the representatives of the Riksdag, the parliament of Sweden, as well as of the Ministry of Education, the Equality Ombudsoffice, political parties and women’s organizations in Sweden.
“Gender equality is a priority for the Mongolian parliament,” said Luvsan Erdenechimeg, Member of Parliament and Chairwoman of the Women’s Caucus of the Ulsyn Ikh Hural. “The visit to Sweden has equipped us with skills and knowledge to continue our efforts towards ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all citizens of Mongolia.”
Ajla van Heel, ODIHR Gender Adviser, said: “Women parliamentarians, working together across party lines, can influence policy and legislation from a gender perspective, ensuring that the interests, needs and priorities of both women and men are met.”
ODIHR supported the study visit within the framework of its programme to advance women’s political participation in the OSCE region, in line with the 2004 OSCE Gender Action Plan.


Unique performances for tourist season

June 6 (news.mn) The State National Song and Dance Academic Ensemble of Mongolia is launching a new program of performances for the tourist season called “Wonders In Mongolia`s culture” to promote Mongolian tradition, customs and culture through art.
The performances for tourists will include the Ensemble`s best new concerts such as “Nomadic melody” by music director D.Ganbold, “Ballad of the wind” by music director N.Bold, ballet “Legend of the Great Queens of Mongolia” by music director D.Bayarbaatar and numerous other popular performances of folk long throat songs, horse head fiddle, khoomii, folk dance and traditional musical instrument performances.
The premier “Wonders In Mongolia`s culture” performance will take place at the State National Song and Dance Academic Ensemble at 6.00 pm on June 15th.
In addition, the “World known Mongolian culture” grand performance dedicated to the National celebration Naadam for the 93rd anniversary of the People`s Revolution will be played until July 15th.


Junior Asian Championships 2014 begins

June 6 (news.mn) The FILA Wrestling Junior Asian Championships 2014 began at Buyant-Ukhaa sport complex in Ulaanbaatar on June 5th.  This is the first time that the Junior Asian Championships have been held in Mongolia. On the first day, the Men's Junior Greco-Roman Qualification Rounds in 55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg and 96 kg were held, where Mongolian P.Erdenebileg won gold in the 55 kg and N.Amarsaikhan won bronze in the 66 kg category.
The President of the Mongolian Freestyle Wrestling Association, D.Dagvadorj, delivered a speech opening the event for the Wrestling FILA Junior Asian Championships 2014. D.Dagvadorj noted in his speech that 230 junior wrestlers, from 14 Asian countries including Mongolia, China, Japan, the DPRK, South Korea, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbek and India, are to compete for the 24 sets of medals. He added that he hopes these leading junior wrestlers from Asia would compete showing their best and would amaze the audience and fans.
The President of Asian Associated Wrestling Committee, Prof Kim Chang Kew, congratulated competitors and said in a speech:  “I express my appreciation to Mongolia`s hosting of the Junior Asian Championships 2014 with its experience of organizing Asian Youth Championships in 2013.”
On the first day of the competition, the Junior Greco-Roman Qualification Rounds were held. Mongolian wrestlers who won bronze in the Asian Youth Championships in 2013, took two medals. The big breakers were the Iranians who grabbed five gold medals in five weight class events.
On the second day, the Women`s Junior Freestyle in 44 kg, 51 kg, 59 kg and 67 kg will be held.
First day results
Men`s Junior Greco-Roman Qualification - 55 KG
1. PUNTSAG ERDENEBILEG (Aldar sport committee)
2. BEHROOZ MALEKI (IRI)
3. DAMIR ZARLYKHANOV (KAZ)
3. OSKONBAI ABDUPATTAEV (KGZ)
Men`s Junior Greco-Roman - 60 KG
1. ALI REZOLAH ARSALAN (IRI)
2. RAVINDER (IND)
3. ZHANG NANYAN (CHN)
3. MIRAMBEK  AINAGULOV (KAZ)
Men`s Junior Greco-Roman - 66 KG            
1. RAMIN TAHERISARTANG (IRI)
2. OBLOBERDIEV KHUSRAV (TJK)
3. NOROVSUREN AMARSAIKHAN (KHRGANT TSAMKHAG CLUB MNG)
3. ABDUGANIEV NURZHANBEK (KGZ)
Men`s Junior Greco-Roman - 74 KG
1. BOUYERI PAYANI PAYAM (IRI)
2. ASANOV ESEN (KGZ)
3. SHADUKAYEV TAMERLAN (KAZ)
3. ISOKOV SARVAR (TJK)
Men`s Junior Greco-Roman - 84 KG
1. SHARIFI, Ali Abdolreza (IRI)
2. SANDEEP SANDEEP (IND)
3. AISHAN AISHAN (CHN)
3. BAGASHAR SANSHAR (KAZ)
Men`s Junior Greco-Roman - 96 KG
1. EBRAHIMI MOHAMMAD ESMAELI (IRI)
2. SYZDYKOV ALIMKHAN (KAZ)
3. DZHUZUPBEKOV UZUR (KGZ)
3. KIM GYEONG (KOR)


Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Meets His Counterpart of Beijing

June 6 (infomongolia.com) Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, Mr. Erdene BAT-UUL, who is conducting a working visit to China, was received by Mayor of Beijing Mr. Wang Anshun on June 05, 2014.
During a meeting, Mayor E.Bat-Uul said, “Our two countries that bordered with mountains and rivers are eternal neighbors. Mongolia’s priority policy to develop foreign relations with the People’s Republic of China is to boost bilateral beneficial partnership at all sectors.
Therefore, mutual cooperation between the two capital cities is significant in relations of the two countries. Mongolia and the PR of China are commemorating the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, besides 20th anniversary of “Friendship Relations and Partnership Agreement” and the 2014 is announced as the Friendly Exchange Year, where many events are being co-organized in a broad range. In the scope of this Friendly Exchange Year, I am delighted to conduct a visit to Beijing”.
In response, Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun emphasized, “A capital city of any state is being a center of economy, education, society and culture. In this regard, our two cities have great opportunities to collaborate and contribute to development of the two countries. Thereby, we intend to support large companies of Beijing by promoting and investigating in Ulaanbaatar city’s large scale project and programs. Currently, over 8,000 students from Mongolia are studying in China majored in trade and economy, whereas most of them are in Beijing. Therefore, we wish to expand this collaboration in culture and art fields”. 
At the end of meeting, Mayor E.Bat-Uul noted, “We will fully support your initiation. Meanwhile, the General Plan of Ulaanbaatar city was recently approved and in the frameworks, we plan to implement “Friendly Ulaanbaatar” program to develop tourism sector with our two neighbors. Furthermore, we expect to partner with Beijing on some projects and programs”.


“World Soccer” Football Magazine Printed in Mongolian Language

June 6 (infomongolia.com) The British famed football magazine “World Soccer” published by IPC Media is released in Mongolian language from June 05, 2014.
The official authorization to print in Mongolian was permitted to Amin Media Group and the first issue in Mongolia is dedicated to the FIFA 2014 as the World Cup Special Edition, moreover the first guest of the magazine is invited the Speaker of the State Great Khural (Parliament) Z.Enkhbold.
The magazine is sold at 10,000 MNT (Tugrug).
World Cup Special Edition features:
- The ultimate guide to the World Cup in Brazil
- Inside story on every team
- 736 player profiles
- 32 coach profiles
- 156 pages
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Fixtures
Group stages
Fixtures
(All kick-off times are Ulaanbaatar Time, GMT+8)
Group A
June 13, 2014
Brazil vs. Croatia, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 04:00 am
June 14, 2014
Mexico vs. Cameroon, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 00:00 am
June 18, 2014
Brazil vs. Mexico, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 03:00 am
June 18, 2014
Cameroon vs. Croatia, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 06:00 am
June 24, 2014
Cameroon vs. Brazil, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 04:00 am
June 24, 2014
Croatia vs. Mexico, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 04:00 am
Group B
June 14, 2014
Spain vs. Netherlands, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 03:00 am
June 14, 2014
Chile vs. Australia, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 06:00 am
June 19, 2014
Spain vs. Chile, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 03:00 am
June 19, 2014
Australia vs. Netherlands, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 00:00 am
June 24, 2014
Australia vs. Spain, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 00:00 am
June 24, 2014
Netherlands vs. Chile, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 00:00 am
Group C
June 15, 2014
Colombia vs. Greece, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 00:00 am
June 15, 2014
Ivory Coast vs. Japan, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 09:00 am
June 20, 2014
Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 00:00 am
June 20, 2014
Japan vs. Greece, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 06:00 am
June 25, 2014
Japan vs. Colombia, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 04:00 am
June 25, 2014
Greece vs. Ivory Coast, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 04:00 am
Group D
June 15, 2014
Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 03:00 am
June 15, 2014
England vs. Italy, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 06:00 am
June 20, 2014
Uruguay vs. England, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 03:00 am
June 21, 2014
Italy vs. Costa Rica, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 00:00 am
June 25, 2014
Italy vs. Uruguay, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 00:00 am
June 25, 2014
Costa Rica vs. England, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 00:00 am
Group E
June 16, 2014
Switzerland vs. Ecuador, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 00:00 am
June 16, 2014
France vs. Honduras, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 03:00 am
June 21, 2014
Switzerland vs. France, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 03:00 am
June 21, 2014
Honduras vs. Ecuador, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 06:00 am
June 26, 2014
Honduras vs. Switzerland, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 04:00 am
June 26, 2014
Group F
June 16, 2014
Argentina vs. Bosnia-Hercegovina, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 06:00 am
June 17, 2014
Iran vs. Nigeria, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 03:00 am
June 22, 2014
Argentina vs. Iran, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 00:00 am
June 22, 2014
Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Hercegovina, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 06:00 am
June 26, 2014
Nigeria vs. Argentina, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 00:00 am
June 26, 2014
Bosnia-Hercegovina vs. Iran, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 00:00 am
Group G
June 17, 2014
Germany vs. Portugal, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 00:00 am
June 17, 2014
Ghana vs. United States, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 06:00 am
June 22, 2014
Germany vs. Ghana, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 03:00 am
June 23, 2014
United States vs. Portugal, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 06:00 am
June 27, 2014
United States vs. Germany, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 00:00 am
June 27, 2014
Portugal vs. Ghana, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 00:00 am
Group H
June 18, 2014
Belgium vs. Algeria, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 00:00 am
June 18, 2014
Russia vs. South Korea, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 06:00 am
June 23, 2014
Belgium vs. Russia, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 00:00 am
June 23, 2014
South Korea vs. Algeria, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 03:00 am
June 27, 2014
South Korea vs. Belgium, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 04:00 am
June 27, 2014
Algeria vs. Russia, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 04:00 am
Knockout stages
Second round
June 29, 2014
Second-round 1:
Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 00:00 am
June 29, 2014
Second-round 2:
Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group D, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 04:00 am
June 30, 2014
Second-round 3:
Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 00:00 am
June 30, 2014
Second-round 4:
Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group C, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 04:00 am
July 01, 2014
Second-round 5:
Winner Group E vs. Runner-up Group F, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 00:00 am
July 01, 2014
Second-round 6:
Winner Group G vs. Runner-up Group H, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 04:00 am
July 02, 2014
Second-round 7:
Winner Group F vs. Runner-up Group E, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 00:00 am
July 02, 2014
Second-round 8:
Winner Group H vs. Runner-up Group G, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 04:00 am
Quarter-finals
July 05, 2014
Quarter-final 1:
Winner Second-round 1 vs. Winner Second-round 2, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 04:00 am
July 05, 2014
Quarter-final 2:
Winner Second-round 5 vs. Winner Second-round 6, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 00:00 am
July 06, 2014
Quarter-final 3:
Winner Second-round 3 vs. Winner Second-round 4, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 04:00 am
July 06, 2014
Quarter-final 4:
Winner Second-round 7 vs. Winner Second-round 8, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 00:00 am
Semi-finals
July 09, 2014
Semi-final 1:
Winner Quarter-final 1 vs. Winner Quarter-final 2, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 04:00 am
July 10, 2014
Semi-final 2:
Winner Quarter-final 3 vs. Winner Quarter-final 4, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 04:00 am
Third-place match
July 13, 2014
Loser semi-final 1 vs. Loser semi-final 2, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 04:00 am
World Cup Final
July 14, 2014
Winner semi-final 1 vs. Winner semi-final 2, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 03:00 am


Direct Flight between Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Haneda,

Japan Opens from August 01 to October 25, 2014

June 6 (infomongolia.com) The National Flag Carrier - MIAT Mongolian Airlines JSC announced to conduct direct flight between Ulaanbaatar and Haneda from August 01 to October 25, 2014.
The MIAT used to conduct such flight in 2009 and due to approaching tourist peak season, they decided to carry passengers twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays with its Boeing 737-800 with capacity of 12 business and 150 economy seats.
The national air carrier expects during this period about 70% of passengers would be comprised of Japanese and other travelers and the rest 30% would be Mongolians.

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