Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 22, 2014 Part III



Defense Minister of Turkey, Ismet Yilmaz to Conduct Official Visit to Mongolia This Week
September 22 (infomongolia.com) Delegates from the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey headed by Minister Ismet Yılmaz are paying an official visit to Mongolia on September 25-26, 2014.

The visit will be conducted in the frameworks of marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and during the visit not only issues regarding bilateral defense sectors’ cooperation, but also other spheres will be discussed including issues of regional and international concerns.
In the scope of this official visit, National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz will be holding a meeting with his counterpart of Mongolia, Minister D.Bat-Erdene, where parties are expected to ink on some documents and make a joint statement to reporters.
Also, Turkish Minister Ismet Yilmaz will be meeting Mongolian peacekeepers who successfully fulfilled their duties in Iraq, Afghanistan and other UN mandates, besides he will be received by the Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag to exchange views on bilateral relations and cooperation.
Moreover, the Turkish delegation plans to visit historical sites of Khushuu Tsaidam Memorial Complex in Arkhangai Aimag, Tonyukuk monuments in Nalaikh district of UB as well as Chinggis Khaan statue at Tsonjin Boldog in Tuv Aimag.

WHO Reps Present Their Recommendations
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) The World Health Organization (WHO) representatives gave September 19 to our Ministry of Health recommendations on hepatitis treatment.
It has become an outcome of their meeting on September 12 at which the WHO officials promised J.Amarsanaa, the vice minister of health, to issue some recommendation to the national programme on treatment of hepatitis C initiated by the Ministry. 
The vice minister thanked them for the recommendations and said the document will be accomplished.

Mongolian Leader Receives Reply Letter from President-Elect of EC
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) President-elect of the European Commission Mr Jean-Claude Juncker Monday sent an appreciation letter to Ts.Elbegdorj, the President of Mongolia, for the congratulation message on his election as the President of the EC.
Mr Jean-Claude Junker thanks the Mongolian leader for congratulations on becoming a future President of the European Commission. "I feel very honoured by this election by the European Parliament and the responsibility this brings with it. My team and I look forward to working together with You in the near future," the letter says.
Mr Jean-Claude Juncker expected to take office on this November 1. 

WPP Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Mongolian Ad Agency
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) The world's biggest advertising group, WPP, has extended its reach after one of its firms acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.
The terms of the deal for WPP subsidiary Y&R to buy control of MCS Holding's Creative and Research Unit were not disclosed. WPP said it wanted to move into Mongolia to make itself more attractive to global clients.
The group now operates in 111 countries. "All the brands we work with are already there (in Ulaanbaatar)," Y&R Asia President Matthew Godfrey said. "If we want to partner globally with our clients, we have to go where they are."
While the scale of the advertising market in Mongolia is relatively small compared with the rest of Asia, the market is growing fast, Godfrey said.
The Mongolian economy in general is forecast to grow 9.5 percent in 2014, and by 10 percent in 2015, according to the Asian Development Bank.
In 2013, one of the main contributors to growth was domestic consumption.
Over the next five years WPP wants at least 40 percent of revenues to come from "fast-growth markets and new media", reports BBC news.

Success of Our Judokas in Asian Games
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) Competitions of Mongolians in the Asian Games started with epee, basketball, shooting and judo tournaments on September 20. Mongolian judokas have brought the most medals--two gold, two silver and three bronze medals so far.
The Olympic champion N.Tuvshinbayar is to compete for the gold in +100kg category on Monday. On the first day of judo tournament September 20, the twice silver medalist of men’s 66kg category of World Youth Championships and international master D.Tumurkhuleg, and a world champion in women’s 48kg category and state Honored athlete M.Urantsetseg won gold medals. The world champion in men’s 60kg category and international master G.Boldbaatar grabbed silver medal.
Among the five Mongolians who wrestled on tatami on Sunday, four grabbed medals. G.Odbayar won silver in men’s 73kg, N.Dagvasuren in 81kg, D.Sumiya in women’s 57kg, and Ts.Naranjargal in women’s 70kg won bronze medals. 

Basketball Team to Compete in Preliminary Round in Asian Games
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) Our basketball men team has been qualified to the next competitions after becoming the second in the “A” group of qualifying round in Incheon of S.Korea. 
In the preliminary round, the team defeated Hong Kong (86:77) and Maldives (54:112), but in the last game at the qualifying stage on Monday it was defeated by Kuwait with 82:81. Having come to the second place in the “A” Group, Mongolia was qualified to compete in the preliminary stage at the “D” group alongside Jordan and South Korea.
By the schedule, the match Mongolia vs Jordan will take place on Tuesday at 6.30 pm by UB time.  

Judokas to Compete for Gold
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 22 (MONTSAME) Mongolian judokas of the national selected team including N.Tuvshinbayar, a State Honored Sportsman and Olympic champion, will compete for gold medals in the Incheon 2014 Asian Games.
In the men -100 kg bout, the Olympic twice medalist N.Tuvshinbayar reached the final contest on Monday after beating opponents of Tajikistan, South Korea and Uzbekistan. In final, he will face Maxim Rakov, a World champion from Kazakhstan.
Another Mongolian O.Duurenbayar was qualified to compete in the finals in the men's +100 contest. He will fight against a Japanese Ojitani Takeshi. Other three judokas L.Otgonbaatar (men’s 90 kg), B.Monkhtuya (women’s -78 kg) and O.Javzmaa (women’s +78 kg) will compete for bronze medals.
The final contests will start at 18.00 pm by S.Korean time.   

Handicapped parking now available at local airports
September 22 (news.mn) Parking spots for disabled people have been established at local airports in Dornod, Khovd, Umnugovi and Bayan-Ulgii provinces.
The Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority has launched the construction of accessible entry and exit ways, and will create clear indicators for the reserved parking spots at each airport.
The Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority has also developed guidance for delivering services to meet the standard requirements of passengers with disabilities from entry to boarding.

Truck permits issued by TUTS e-machine
September 22 (news.mn) A new regulation on permits for truck cargo services has been passed. The new regulation will be effective by Monday, September 29th.
The regulation outlines that permits for truck cargo services will be issued through the state's TUTS e-machines.
Truck drivers should get permits for В, С, or СЕ categories to drive in the city.
The TUTS e-machines will now issue the permits.  Permit fees will depend on the category of the truck and will range from 10,000 to 20,000 MNT.
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