Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 16, 2014 Part II



Hakuho Cup held for its fifth year
September 16 (news.mn) The State Sumo Championships Hakuho Cup, named after the 69th Grand Champion of Japanese professional sumo wrestling, Hakuho M.Davaajargal, will be held for the fifth year.

The Hakuho Cup promotes children's physical health, self-confidence, developing a healthy lifestyle, and teen fitness. The Hakuho Fund and Ikh Shavi Institute are organizing the Hakuho Cup at the Central Sports Palace from October 18-19th.
The Hakuho Cup will be held in four age categories: 8-9 years old, 10-11 years old, 12-13 years old, and 14-15 years old. Winners in the first three places of each age division will be named. The most skilled, combative and athletes with the best technique will be awarded too.
The winners in every age category will be enrolled in training and will compete in the Hakuho Cup held in Tokyo, Japan, in February 2015.
Registration for the State Sumo Championships will be conducted between September 17 - October 17th at Ikh Shavi Institute. Registration is free but a birth certificate, health insurance book, and passport-sized photos will be required.

Mongolian team wins 6 medals from World University Boxing Championship
September 16 (news.mn) The 6th World University Boxing Championship, organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), was held in Yakutsk, Russia, from September 10-14th.
The Mongolian university boxing team of eight male and two female athletes grabbed one silver and five bronze medals at the 6th World University Boxing Championship.
In the men's light flyweight 49 kg event, G.Ariunbold won the silver medal, and A.Nurlan (men's lightweight 52 kg), B.Bilguun (men's 56 kg), J.Otgonjargal (75 kg) each won bronze. T.Bolortuul (women's 60 kg) and M.Gundegmaa (60 kg) both won bronze in their divisions as well.

Man who destroyed flowerbed has driver's license suspended for two years
September 16 (news.mn) Social media users reacted promptly after a photo of a flowerbed destroyed by an Ulaanbaatar driver was posted on social media websites. The driver who allegedly destroyed the flowerbed by making a "mistake" in parking his car, was arrested by traffic police following the post on social networks, and his driver's license was suspended for at least two years for destroying public property.  The suspect was also made responsible for restoring the flowerbed. The suspect's wife helped him make the repairs.

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission hopes to study Mongolia
September 16 (news.mn) MP and Head of the Standing Committee on Law D.Ganbat and other government officials had meetings with a delegation from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, led by Chairman Win Mra on Monday, September 15th.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Head of the Standing Committee on Law, D.Ganbat, noted the recent years of rapid development and expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries and welcomed the delegation to Mongolia.
D.Ganbat also gave a wider presentation about the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, adding that Mongolia has had a legacy of respecting human rights and freedom, and practicing democracy.
Chairman of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Win Mra thanked D.Ganbat for his time and receiving the delegation, and shared his hopes for a wider increase of bilateral relations and cooperation between Mongolia and Myanmar in the future.
Win Mra then emphasized that the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission is willing to study the positive experiences of the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia.

Mongolian Women’s Shooting Team Wins Silver at 2014 ISSF World Championship
September 16 (infomongolia.com) The 51st ISSF World Championship that features 15 Olympic shooting events and 39 non-Olympic including junior events are ongoing in Granada, Spain, where over 2,000 athletes from 94 countries have been competing in 54 shooting events from September 07 to 20, 2014.
Mongolian Women’s Shooting Team at the 2014 ISSF World Championship is comprised of three athletes including Merit Athlete Otryad GUNDEGMAA, IMS Tsogbadrakh MUNKHZUL and IMS Tumurchudur BAYARTSETSEG, and the only achievement performed was in the 25m Pistol Women Team competition winning Silver medal with overall score of 1739 held on September 09, 2014. In this category, the Team of China with 1741 points crowed the championship title and the Team of South Korea with 1734 points stood at the third place.
The Silver medal achieved by Mongolian National Women Team in the 2014 World Shooting Championship is the second medal in a team shooting history and the first medal of Bronze was grabbed in 1998 edition took place in Barcelona, Spain, where the Team of Mongolia was represented by O.Gundegmaa, D.Munkhbayar and D.Oyun.

Mayor of Ulaanbaatar to Ride MIEV Car for His Official Use
September 16 (infomongolia.com) In the frameworks of Municipality Program to decrease air pollution in the city, the Ulaanbaatar Administration proposed to collaborate with Japanese Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in order to introduce electric vehicles in Mongolia.
The first discussion was held in Ulaanbaatar last November, when Mayor E.Bat-Uul met with Mitsubishi Motors Manager Keisuke Nakajima and following the negotiations, the first two MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) cars were brought in Ulaanbaatar last June for test purposes and the third agreed electric car was delivered to UB Administration on September 15, 2014.
At the handing over ceremony, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Mr. E.Bat-Uul, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Mr. Takenori Shimizu, Corporate General Manager of North Asia Office Mr. Yoichi Shimizu and other officials were present.
During the ceremony, Mayor E.Bat-Uul noted, “The increased use of electric vehicles will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, in addition, to save budget and thus we have been testing the first two cars since June. The monthly expense on this car is about 60 thousand tugrugs (MNT) and now we will test how it would survive Mongolian harsh climate. If the tests go well, we intend to supply all Capital City Agencies with this type of vehicles and I will also ride this car for official use”.

Premier Works in Uvs
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag worked last weekend in Uvs aimag to get familiarized with a construction there.
He attended an opening of a 190-km Ulaangom--Naranbulga--Khyargas Lake paved road. Its construction started in 2008 under initial financing of MNT 7.5 billion from the state budget but stopped to be resumed in 2012 with a MNT 87 billion financing from the “Chingis” bonds’ capital. This   road will significantly boost tourism in Uvs and to the economy, the locality's authorities underlined.
The Premier also saw how 1,000-family apartments and a “Street” project are being realized. In the first turn, three blocks of 105 flats are expected to open this year, and a 9.5-km paved road will be run in the aimag’s center, for the time being, drainage lines construction and covering works are continuing, related officials told the PM.
After this, the Premier got acquainted with a new indoor market in Ulaangom and talked with businessmen who work there. 

President: New Era in Farming to Start
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 16 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj visited major crop producing regions of Selenge aimag–Bayangol, Shaamar, Zuunburen, Tsagaannuur soums on September 14-15.
He was accompanied by the Minister of industry and agriculture Sh.Tuvdendorj, a state secretary of the Ministry Kh.Zoljargal, a chief of staff of the President’s office P.Tsagaan, an advisor L.Erkhenbayar and other related to the tour officials.
Firstly, he got au fait with a construction of oil-seed processing factory of “Mind Tech” LLC in Bayangol soum. As he was told, this company has been implementing a two-stage project on domestic production of vegetable oil for food and animal fodder through colza-seed procession. The project aims to have a 100-tonnes of colza-seed a day capacity at the first stage, the perspective is to reach a capacity of 300 tonnes a day, at the second stage by 2016. Reaching a full domestic provision of food oil is the main goal, said the company director.
In Shaamar soum, the President visited a vegetable field of B.Gansukh. The soum's governor M.Bayarbat said their locality has 3,600 hectares of planting fields, most of which are for the vegetables, also 21 thousand heads of livestock, a harvesting is going with 60 percent. The he passed to the President several requests from farmers, for example, they want a support from the government on distribution and marketing of potatoes and vegetables they harvest, and on technical aid and investments for developing green-house farming. To this the President suggested that farmers take example from herders who have started to own professional licenses and badges for marketing their products.
Another leg of the tour was Zuunburen soum, where the leader of the country was introduced to the “Arvin Khur” LLC. The company produces veggies oils and fodder, processes honey and makes pillows using buckwheat shells. They also breed mutton sheep and are to supply KFC Mongolia with special sorts of potatoes.
The President stressed that it is time to start a new era in farming industry, and the starting points should be Selenge, Sukhbaatar, Bulgan, Khentii, Dornod aimags, the private sector enterprises must be the leaders of the innovation. He defined the new era as a period of comprehensive production, as planting and animal farming would combine their productions, i.e. on producing animal fodder.
He also stated that it is possible to reflect the locals’ opinions to the policy-making and determination of the promoting approaches. Mongolian agriculture development will prosper as the opportunities to the markets of Russia and China are wide open, noted the President. “Economic independence of Mongolia must improve through not only mining but also a great construction in agricultural industry, and provision of own needs from the domestic productions. Mongolia’s advantage is an ability to export organic products to the neighboring countries, as well as other countries through their territory, and a possibility to introduce Mongolian brands to the world market. Mongolia has a scarcest density in the world, and has two great neighbors. Our neighbor to the south has the biggest consumer market in the world. Agricultural industry must be highly developed, given the above conditions,” the President said. 
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