Monday, August 4, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 4, 2014 Part I



Cabinet Meets in Bulgan Aimag

Ulaanbaatar, August 4 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag gave a report about road construction works and ongoing projects at the cabinet meeting held last Friday in Khutag-Ondor soum of Bulgan aimag (province).

He said that this year auto roads are being run from centers of four aimags, including Khovsgol, to the UB city, as a part of the grand work, started last year, on connecting all centers of all provinces to the UB. In 2013, such roads were run to Bayankhongor, Dundgobi, Gobisumber and Dornogobi aimags.
He went on that a project on renewing soums' centers is being implemented, "this is one of the priority goals of the cabinet to provide people with good working and living conditions". "Such conditions have been created in two soums of Bayankhongor province and in one soum of Dornogobi aimag, under big investment. This year we started a renovation in 16 soums, including Bulgan aimag’s Khutag-Ondor," Mr Altankhuyag said.
After the PM, a governor of Bulgan aimag D.Erdenebat and Khutag-Ondor soum’s governor B.Jargalsaikhan reported about a social-economic situation and winter preparation in their localities. Following the reports, people of Khutag-Ondor expressed their opinions and proposals concerning projects and programmes being realized with capitals from the soum’s development fund.
The Premier noted that people and enterprises must reports on the works they have done and said that a new thermal power station is being erected with 60% completion in Bulgan soum.

Minister of Road and Transportation Reports

Ulaanbaatar, August 4 (MONTSAME) At the cabinet meeting held last Friday in Khutag-Ondor soum of Bulgan aimag, the Minister of Road and Transportation A.Gansukh gave a report on a construction of paved roads between the capital city and centers of Khovsgol, Omnogobi, Sukhbaatar and Dornod aimags.
These roads must be completed this year. The road to Khovsgol province is expected to be put into use this month, other roads will open in due time because the financing and investments have been completely resolved, the Minister said. The construction companies must run the roads with high quality, this matter is in the center of the Ministry's attention, he added.
In response, the Premier N.Altankhuyag strictly ordered related officials to complete the Ulaanbaatar-Khovsgol road this year.
Present at this discussion were governors of Khovsgol and Bulgan aimags, and authorities of the enterprises-executors.

Minister Urges Local People to Develop Their Soum

Ulaanbaatar, August 4 (MONTSAME) An implementation of the "Reform of soum center" project has started after the cabinet had announced a relevant tender. This project will be implemented in 16 soums, their aimags together with experts have worked out general developmental plans of the soums and have drawn up designs, said Ts.Bayarsaikhan, the Minister of Construction and Urban Development at the cabinet on Friday, which ran in Khutag-Ondor soum of Bulgan aimag.
In frames of the project, a general development plan for 10 soums has been worked out. it says about creating 20 wells, pools, fresh and waste water pipes, sewage plants and thermal power stations. Some 40 thousand people will get a clean drinking water, the Minister added.
By the plan, Khutag-Ondor soum will get installed pipelines of 4,270 m for fresh water and of 4,300 m for sewage water, also 9,100 m of electric lines, a sewage plant, an artesian well, a pump station, 1.5 km auto road, Bayarsaikhan said. Moreover, illumination and construction of a green park and its furnishing will be done in this soum, he added.
The soum's reform is to require five billion Togrog, the investments will be monitored by the local inhabitants themselves, so they must pay a great deal of attention to it, the Minister said.
After this report, the Premier N.Altankhuyag urged the locality to make big efforts to refine their living conditions, and obliged the Minister to intensify the project and to provide the project team with a master management and methods.

Foundation stone-laying ceremony of palace for Eighth Bogd Jibzundamba held

August 4 (news.mn) The foundation stone-laying ceremony of a palace for the Eighth Bogd Jibzundamba Khutagt, a former theocratic and political leader of Mongolia will be held today at the construction site of the Grand Maitreya Project in Sergelen sum in Tuv province on August 4th.
The Grand Maitreya Project is planning the construction for the palace on the occasion of the 290th birth anniversary of the II Bogd Lubsandambiidonmeg.
At the ceremony, President Ts.Elbegdorj, his eminence khamba, head of the centre of Mongolian Buddhists and Gandantegchinlen monastery D.Choijamts, and other religious figures will be invited to the foundation stone-laying ceremony.

Hakuho lends helping hand to Childrens center

August 4 (news.mn) Sumo Grand Champion, yokozuna Hakuho M.Davaajargal arrived home land after he won his 30th Emperor's Cup winning the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a 13-2 record on July 28th.
During his stay in Mongolia, Hakuho M.Davaajargal is lending helping hand to children of the children`s center Lotus in Gachuurt.
The event to donate to the Children`s center will be held at 16.00 pm today at the Lotus Children`s center.

Mongolia earns seven medals in womens freestyle wrestling

August 4 (news.mn) XVIII International FILA tournament “POLAND OPEN” in female freestyle wrestling was held in Dąbrowa Górnicza in Poland on 2 and 3 August 2014.
Mongolia`s freestyle women`s national team of 11 athletes grabbed 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals from the XVIII International FILA tournament “POLAND OPEN”.
On the first day of the tournament Mongolia`s S.Byambatseren in 55 kg event, and S.Tserenchimed in 60 kg event won gold medals and P.Orkhon in 60 kg event seized bronze.
On the final day of the tournament State Merit Athlete of Mongolia S.Battsetseg on 63 kg event won gold medal.
International master E.Sumiya in 53 kg event and International master E.Davaachimeg in 53 kg event and State Merit Athlete of Mongolia O.Burmaa in 75 kg event each won bronze medal.
Over 80 female freestyle wrestlers from 23 countries including Austria, Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Bulgaria,  Spain, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mexico, Moldavia, Mongolia, Russia, Poland, Tunisia, Turkey, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, France, Germany, Estonia and Japan competed in the tournament.
Related:
Women wrestlers grab medals in PolandMontsame, August 4

Vocational Orientation Training to Be Intensified

Ulaanbaatar, August 4 (MONTSAME) The cabinet meeting, which ran Friday in Bulgan aimag, gave obligations to L.Gantomor, the Minister of Education and Science; Ya.Sanjmyatav, the Minister of Labour; and S.Erdene, the Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare to co-ordinate activities of vocational training organizations.
Accordingly, the Ministers will expand an unofficial educational service to a life-long educational system and will realize training programmes on vocational orientation, which is being implemented in a line of the German Agency for International Cooperation. The vocational orientation training programme will be reflected after a test in the training programmes of secondary schools in some districts and aimags.
Measures will also be taken for involving high school pupils in subsequent-stage training in order to give them vocational orientation. Moreover, the Ministers have been ordered to amend all related laws and regulations in order to make the vocational training programme more flexible, and to work out and approve a national programme on giving the vocational orientation to youths. 

Cabinet: Grain Elevators to Be Erected in Some Aimags

Ulaanbaatar, August 4 (MONTSAME) At its meeting on Friday, the cabinet made some decisions after a report on ongoing projects and programmes in industrial and agricultural sectors from Sh.Tuvdendorj, the Minister of Industry and Agriculture.
The cabinet decided that Sh.Tuvdendorj and a director of the Development Bank of Mongolia (DBM) N.Monkhbat give loans to those enterprises engaged in leather deep processing and products and report to the cabinet on this work in November this year.
The Minister of Economic Development N.Batbayar was obliged to ensure preparations for establishing special contracts on implementation of the projects on building a milk cooling plant, on purchasing agricultural tractors and techniques and on erecting grain elevators. These projects will be realized with a capital of a soft loan from China.
In addition, the Minister of Industry and Agriculture was ordered to promptly start the project on building grain elevators in Bulgan aimag’s Khutag-Ondor soum, Selenge aimag’s Bayangol soum, Uvs aimag’s Baruunturuun, Khentii aimag’s Omnodelger soum and Dornod aimag.

Mongol-Style Rodeo Tournament to Take Place

Ulaanbaatar, August 4 (MONTSAME) The national tournament for Mongolian-style rodeo will take place August 23 in the "Khui Doloon Khudag" horse-race arena near Ulaanbaatar.
The action will run under auspices of PM in several phases--picking up a whip while riding a horse, catching horses with a lasso-pole, and training a horse--among the best 21 horse-herders from all aimags.
This tournament is of great importance in terms of keeping our nomadic culture and traditions, propagandizing the national culture and history, noted Ts.Oyungerel, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, and said the contest must run every year.
Moreover, the cabinet considered as necessity to reflect the Mongol-style rodeo tournament in the programme of the Naadam festival.
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