Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 9, 2014 Part II

As of Today, Total 45,068 Foreign Citizens from 116 Countries Reside in Mongolia
September 9 (infomongolia.com) On September 08, 2014, the Citizenship and Migration General Authority of Mongolia (Immigration Office) made a statement that as of today, a total 45,068 foreign citizens from 116 countries are residing in the territory of Mongolia.

These nationals are employees, investors, researchers, students and their family members who are authorized with relevant permissions to work and study in foreign and domestic entities and organizations in Mongolia.
The vast majority of these foreign citizens are issued with temporary residence permit cards, where nationals working in the construction sector of our country hold large portion and largest number of foreigners in Mongolia counts for China - 26,053, Russia - 2,759, South Korea - 2,948, United States - 2,676, and North Korea - 2,647 citizens respectively.
It was previously informed that the Ministry of Justice and its affiliated organs including Mongolia Immigration are hosting Open Day this Saturday on September 13, accordingly detailed information relevant to visa, residence permit, invitation and other issues will be provided
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Mongolian team wins silver at Mongol Children's International Festival V
September 9 (news.mn) Mongol Children's International Festival V was held successfully in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, from September 2-5th. The Mongolian national team grabbed 62 medals in 8 sports categories and lead with its team results.
Teenage athletes from Mongolia, Buryatia, and Inner Mongolia competed in 8 sports categories at the Mongol Children's International Festival V.
Mongolia's women's volleyball team won silver at the Mongol Children's International Festival V.
Mongolia's women's volleyball MGL-1 team, with coach L.Otgontsetseg and team leader T.Ariuntsetseg, won silver and the second team, MGL-2, took fifth place.

Over 400,000 individuals diagnosed with hepatitis C in Mongolia
September 9 (news.mn) Mongolia leads the world in mortality rates linked to liver cancer, with a figure eight times higher than the global average.
The mortality rate of liver cancer has continued to rise in recent years.
Over 95 percent of deaths from liver cancer are caused by chronic infections symptomatic of hepatitis В, С, and D.
Research conducted in 2013 shows that the spread of the hepatitis virus has reached over 400,000 individuals in Mongolia.
Onom Sam NGO launched the national “Healthy Liver” program and made a statement on Monday.
Onom Sam has initiated the national “Healthy liver” program to fight against the hepatitis virus and has developed a comprehensive prevention policy in collaboration with scholars and specialists.
The ambitious goals of the national program are to eliminate the hepatitis C virus in Mongolia by 2020, decrease the liver disease mortality rate by up to 50 percent through decreasing the spread of hepatitis C, and enrolling patients in treatment for chronic hepatitis C by 2020.
Onom Sam NGO has officially announced that they will be working with the Government of Mongolia and other professional institutes to implement the program.
Onom Sam NGO has also asked state agencies to resolve the following issues to cover certain finances required for the hepatitis C treatment from the Health Insurance Fund and the government budget, and to give permission to medical specialists and nurses to take part in the program for community health.

Ministry of Economic Development of Mongolia Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with International Investment Bank
September 9 (infomongolia.com) On September 08, 2014, Minister for Economic Development of Mongolia N.Batbayar and the Chairman of the Board of the International Investment Bank (IIB) headquartered in Moscow, Nikolay Kosov have signed the Memorandum of cooperation between the two organizations in the Ministry of Economic Development in Ulaanbaatar.
Under the MOU, the cooperation is aimed to broaden partnership between Ministry of Economic Development and the IIB, particularly, in the spheres of activities focused to invest in projects and programs to implement including supports for small and medium enterprise development, and to promote public-private collaboration in Mongolia. The readiness and intention of the Bank to boost its participation in the Mongolian projects and programs were reflected in the document. Moreover, parties agreed as priorities to invest in the construction of new industrial complexes promoting the development of the agricultural sector in Mongolia.
International Investment Bank is an international intergovernmental organization was founded in 1970 on the basis of the Intergovernmental Agreements with its member-states of the Republic of Bulgaria, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Cuba, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Romania, Slovak Republic, and the Czech Republic.
The main directions of its activities are the support of the small and medium-sized business as well as participation in financing socially significant infrastructure projects.
The Bank grants loans primarily through the leading national financial institutions with the participation of the state, development banks, export and import banks and agencies. In this regard, the IIB established Agreements with Mongolian financial institutions in 2013.
In 2013, the IIB established Agreements with Mongolia’s:
- Capital Bank on further development of credit operations and funding of SMEs, 6 million EUR, loan term - 5 years
- A credit agreement with Khan Bank on financing of SMEs, 10 million USD, loan term - 5 years
- A credit agreement with Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia on the financing of credit operations of the bank on the territory of Mongolia, including the financing of SMEs, 10 million USD, loan term - 5 years
- Participation in syndicated loan with EBRD to XacBank (Khas Bank) for support of small and mid-sized businesses in Mongolia, 8 million USD
Mr. Demchigjav MOLOMJAMTS represents Mongolia at the International Investment Bank as the Deputy Chairman of the Board.

UB Partnership 2014 to Bring over 40 Representatives from Malaysian, Japanese and Taiwanese Companies
September 9 (infomongolia.com) Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) in cooperation with the Mayor's Office are organizing the "UB Partnership 2014" International Autumn Trade Fair at the Misheel Expo Center in Ulaanbaatar on September 11-15, 2014.
The "Ulaanbaatar Partnership" trade fair is being organized for the consecutive 19th year and in the scope of event, the Asia-Pacific Summit will be hosted at the MNCCI building, where members of international organizations such as MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will be participating.
It anticipates to bring over 40 representatives from Malaysian, Japanese and Taiwanese companies to introduce and promote its services and products to Mongolian market.
The 19th International Autumn Trade Fair in UB will be held in the following categories:
Display type will be listed below.
- Building and Construction materials
- Banking and Credit opportunities
- Equipment and Devices
- Pharmaceutical Products
- Wool and Cashmere
- Food and Food Products
- New Techniques and Technology
- Leather Products and Souvenirs
- Household Appliances
- Ornaments
- National Articles
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