Monday, August 4, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 1, 2014 Part II



World Breastfeeding Week

August 1 (news.mn) World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration which is being held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries.  
This year, the week will be observed with theme "BREASTFEEDING: A WINNING GOAL FOR LIFE."  In the context of the World Breastfeeding Week is launched at State First Clinic on Friday.
The Culture of breastfeeding in Mongolia is very popular.
Breastfeeding as soon as your baby's born helps baby`s immune system and prevents lung fever and even diarrhea.

Khabarovsk Exhibition is Open to Mongolian Businesspeople

August 1 (Mongolian Economy) Between the 25th and 28th of August, an exhibition of products and other goods will be held in Khabarovsk, the largest city of the Khabarovsk Krai of Russia. Companies and entities from the Far East, Siberia, China, and Japan will participate and display their products including accessories, handmade products, advanced technologies, agricultural products (meat and milk), clothes and souvenirs. There will also be cultural concerts as well as multilateral meetings. 
Last year’s exhibition hosted business holders from Khabarovsk, the Sakha Republic, Primorsky Krai, Amur Province, Jewish and Chukotka autonomous provinces, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, China, Japan and South Korea. This year, Mongolian businesspeople will have the opportunity to participate in this event. However, in order to do so, Mongolia must contact the National Chamber of Commerce and Trade before August 15. 
Khabarovsk is situated 19 kilometers from the Chinese border and is home to the administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District. Home to over 600,000 residents, this city focuses on its industries such as iron processing, petroleum refining, flour milling, steel milking, meat packing, pharmaceutical industry and other types of manufacturing. It is also known as one of the most suitable cities for private business in Russia.

M.Urantsetseg keeps leadership in IJF ranking

Ulaanbaatar, August 1 (MONTSAME) The International Judo Federation (IJF) released the latest rankings of world’s top judokas on July 28.
Accordingly, a State Honored Sportswoman of Mongolia and World champion M.Urantsetseg kept her leadership in the women’s 48 kg category with 2,700 points. She is followed by Sarah Menezes of Brazil with 2,132 points, and Japanese judoka Emi Yamagishi (1,390 points).
An international master of sports G.Boldbaatar is the third in the men’s 60 kg category with 1,666 points, whereas D.Amartuvshin’s ranking has gone down to seventh (1,358 points). G.Kherlen is 13th in the same category. D.Tomorkhuleg IMS has stepped down to fourth in the men’s 66 kg division (1,394 points).
A State Honored Sportsman Kh.Tsagaanbaatar has been placed sixth in the men’s 73 kg category. An international master of sports D.Sumya has maintained a 7th place in the women’s -57 kilo category.

Our wrestlers to compete in Poland

Ulaanbaatar, August 1 (MONTSAME) Freestyle wrestlers of the national selected men and women’s teams have left for Poland to participate in international tournaments that will start Saturday in Dabrowa G√≥rnicza city.
The men will compete in the 223rd international competition dedicated to the memory of Vaclav Ziolkovsky, whereas the women will compete in the 18th Poland Open international tournament.
The tournaments will also be attended by wrestlers from Poland, Azerbaijan, USA, Great Britain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldavia, Russia, Peru, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia and Japan.
Winner of each weight category will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 3,000.

Senior swimmers will take part in FINA World Masters Championships

Ulaanbaatar, August 1 (MONTSAME) Our senior swimmers Friday left for Canada to participate in the 15th FINA World Masters Championship which kicked off July 27 in Montreal.
Mongolia is being represented there by three--E.Battushig, L.Dolgoon and E.Uyanga.
The FINA website says Montreal already hosted the championship exactly 20 years ago, this time it welcomes 7,794 participants who represent 101 nations, for the 12-day colorful bash.
The Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic Complex on St. Helene island, regarded as the fastest pool in Canada, is the main venue of the competition. This is where the 1976 Summer Olympics were held and quite likely, this year's championships may include medalists from those Games.
Aquatics aficionados, aged 25 to more than 100 years old, will make the trip to Montreal--whether it is for fun, meet friends from other corners of the world or keep in shape--to compete in one of the five FINA disciplines on the programme: swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming, the website says.
Meanwhile, our swimmers have started a complex exercise in a camp for the preparation for 2014 Asian Games which will take place in Incheon, South Korea.

Mongolian Folk-Art Artists to Participate at Invitation in Ferrara Buskers Festival
August 1 (infomongolia.com) Ferrara city is located in the northern Italy that still remained a part of artistic centers of the Italian Renaissance and very famous with its' annual Ferrara Buskers Festival dedicated to the art of the street which is the biggest event in its' kind in the world.
The festival has been actively kept going annually since 1988 and the 27th Ferrara Buskers Festival will take place between August 21 and August 31 in which the Mongolian folk-art singers and bands including Khulan, Khukh Mongol, Sedaa and TransMongolia will participate as guests at the invitation from the organizers.
The press conference regarding the Introduction of 2014 Program of the Ferrara Buskers Festival was organized in Rome, Italy on July 31, 2014 in association with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Italy, the Municipality of Ferrara and the Embassy of Mongolia in Rome, Italy respectively.
During the press conference, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Italy Sh.Odonbaatar expressed his deepest gratitude to the Ferrara Buskers Festival organizers for their special invitation to the Mongolian folk-art artists as the honorable guests; at the same time, highlighted that the upcoming event will surely contribute to developing the cultural collaboration between Mongolia and the Italian Republic.
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Meeting Held between Working Groups of Mongolia-China Intergovernmental Committee

August 1 (infomongolia.com) The working groups of economy, science and technology of the Mongolia-China Intergovernmental Committee had involved in the meeting held on July 30, 2014 in Ulaanbaatar, which led by the Head of the Department of Neighboring Countries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia T.Tugsbilguun and the Deputy Head of the Asian Department at the Ministry of Commerce of PR China Song Yaoming accordingly.
In between the working groups, they have exchanged their views and opinions about the implementation process of trade and economic cooperation which was recorded on the protocol during the Mongolia-China XIII Intergovernmental Committee Meeting; at the same time, both parties have noted that the related implementation process is keep going successful at this stage.
Elsewhere, the working groups of the Mongolia-China Intergovernmental Committee have reached on mutually agreed basis that the joint project implementations under Chinese grant-aid and soft-loan shall be constantly intensified to somewhat higher level with more productive way out in mining, infrastructure and industrial sectors of Mongolia.

Cabinet Meeting Held in Khutag-Undur Sum, Bulgan Aimag

August 2 (infomongolia.com) The Cabinet meeting of the Government of Mongolia was held in Khutag-Undur Sum, Bulgan Aimag on August 1, 2014. Previously, the Cabinet meeting was scheduled to take place in Khuvsgul Aimag in terms of commissioning the Murun-Tarialan paved road structure but the meeting was postponed due to the delay of the road construction project.
In 2014, the Government of Mongolia has planned to complete the projected infrastructure by connecting all centers of four Aimags by the paved road structure and one of them is under construction which is the 88 km road project between Unit Bag (sub-administrative unit to Sum) of Khutag-Undur Sum, Bulgan Aimag and Tarialan Sum of Khuvsgul Aimag. Therefore, the Cabinet meeting took place in Bulgan in order to see over the current conditions and ongoing processes in there.
During the meeting, the Minister of Roads and Transportation A.Gansukh has informed to all members regarding the current implementation process of the paved road construction project in between the centers of Khuvsgul, Umnugovi, Sukhbaatar and Dornod Aimags which will be a part of the central magistral road connected with the capital city.
Minister A.Gansukh also noted that the Umnugovi road construction project will be completed within this August and the rest of road projects shall be commissioned according to the projected schedule within this year of 2014 because the required investment on overall road construction had already prefixed beforehand. Most importantly, the contracted road construction companies must ensure the perfect quality road; so that, the Ministry of Roads and Transportation simultaneously pays high attention on that vital issue in accordance with the project requirements.
Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag strongly recommended to the Minister of Roads and Transportation that the paved road construction between Khuvsgul and Ulaanbaatar must be completed with high quality on a timely manner within 2014.
The Governors of Khuvsgul and Bulgan Aimags as well as the management people from the contracted road construction companies on Khuvsgul road project had attended in the Cabinet meeting of the Government in Khutag-Undur sum, Bulgan Aimag.
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"Horse Breeder 2014" Competition to Take Place on August 23rd at Khui Doloon Khudag

August 2 (infomongolia.com) The most selective 21 horse riders from all 21 Aimags (provinces) of Mongolia will compete during the forthcoming "Aduuchin" (Horse Breeder) competition to demonstrate their courage for manliness and smartness by four main categories of grasping the lasso-pole from the ground, catching the horses with lasso-pole while horseback riding, catching the horses with lassos while going on foot and bareback riding the brumby bucking horses.
The "Aduuchin 2014" Championship will be held on August 23rd, 2014 under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Mongolia at Khui Doloon Khudag valley in Tuv aimag where national horse racing competition takes place annually.
The Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Ts.Oyungerel has noted that the “Horse Breeder” contest is very significant with its unique and comprehensive peculiarity which describes the real nature of Mongolian nomadic culture and the long-lasting traditional habits of Mongolian horses; therefore, the contest shall be regularly organized with traditional methods in well-arranged manner further ahead. In regard with this, the Government members have considered that the "Aduuchin" contest shall become a part of the annual Naadam festival which shall be included in the official program of the National Naadam Festival of Mongolia from the next year of 2015.
Elsewhere, the related issue was also resolved that the specific date schedule of the regional competitions of small administrative units and provinces has to be prefixed within this year which then included in the Travel Calendar of Mongolia accordingly in advance.

River water levels on the rise nationwide

August 3 (UB Post) The National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring of Mongolia says that the water level of Uur River, fed from Khuvsgul’s mountains, rose by 65 cm in a single day, and was 55 cm higher than average levels at this time of year.
In addition, the water levels of the Kherlen River in Mungunmorit soum, Baganuur District and Choibalssan; the Onon River in Dadal soum and Altai Mountains; Khovd River in Myangad soum; and the Taats River in Nariinteel soum, exceed flood levels by five to 35 cm.
The water level of the Tuul River has risen by 10 to 15 cm in recent days, reaching levels for dangerous flood conditions. The Khalkh River has also reached dangerous levels.
Residents who live near river banks, herders, and visitors are advised to practice caution in these areas to avoid injury, loss of life or loss of property.
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