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Mongolia Brief October 29, 2014

Speaker Meets Vice-Chairman of Petro China
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) The Speaker of parliament of Mongolia Z.Enkhbold visited China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in frames of his official visit to the PRC on October 28.

The Speaker and his delegation got au fait with the activities of CNPC and ran a meeting with the Deputy General Manager of CNPC and Vice Chairman and president of Petro China Co Ltd Wang Dongjin. He said Petro China started its cooperation with Mongolia in 2005 and that the company operates not only in oil sector, but also gives an attention to the social responsibility.
Mr Enkhbold recalled how the two sides set a goal to achieve trade volume of USD 10 billion by 2020 during the state visit of Mr Xi in August this year. The contribution of Chinese companies is crucial in achieving this goal, said the Speaker. After this the sides touched upon matters on gas pipelines, supply of oil products, and processing plant in Sainshand city of Dornogovi aimag.

Enkhbold Visits China Sinopec
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) While being in China with the official visit, the Chairman of the State Great Khural Z.Enkhbold visited on October 28 China Sinopec, the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation.
The Speaker met with the chairman of board of Sinopec Corporation Fu Chengyu and got acquainted with this corporation. Mr Fu thanked the Speaker for visiting him and expressed a readiness to cooperate with Mongolia.
Mr Enkhbold said the collaboration between Mongolian and Chinese governments in building a coal gasification plant needs to be intensified. "It is due to the serious air pollution problem that the both countries face," he added.
“Decisive actions toward reducing the air pollution of Ulaanbaatar is not a business activity for making profit, but is a responsibility of government for the sake of its people's health and well-being," stressed the Speaker. He also mentioned that the Chinese President Xi Jinping had supported his initiative to build a processing plant capable of covering Ulaanbaatar’s consumption in prior to realization of joint project with Sinopec Co Ltd for building the gasification plant.

Speaker Attends Celebration of Diplomatic Relations Anniversary
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) In a scope of the official visit, the Speaker Z.Enkhbold has attended the ceremony in Beijing for marking the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Mongolia-China diplomatic relations.
"The 65 years since the establishment of these ties are only a part of the history of relations between the peoples of Mongolia and China. However, the time has been a period of new principles and forms of relations of the two countries, when they accepted each other independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity based on the international legal norms and regulations,” said the Speaker at the beginning of his speech.
The high-level visits and meetings have become more frequent, the political trust has deepened, and the mutual understandings have strengthened. “There was a constant expansion in bilateral trade and economic cooperation, and it has been a contribution to the development of both economies. There was an increase in travels between the two countries, and enrichment in the cultural and humanitarian exchanges. I consider this as a result of putting great significance by the two Governments into the relations of Mongolia and China,” said the Speaker, noting that this year is also the 20th anniversary of the renewal of the Agreement on Friendly relations and Cooperation.
About the results of his visit, Mr Enkhbold mentioned an inking of MoU on setting up a regular mechanism of exchanges with the Chairman of Standing Committee of the NPC Zhang Dejiang, and expressed a confidence that this document will deepen inter-parliamentary relations and bilateral cooperation. Great constructions in infrastructure and mining sectors of Mongolia offers opportunities of cooperation for the foreign entities to invest our country, he went on.
He also emphasized that the recently established documents with China on cooperation in railroad and transit transportation create possibilities for transporting Mongolian products through Chinese ports in more quantity, but with less tariffs.

Mongolia-Russia-China Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministers meet
October 29 ( The first consultative meeting between the Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministers of Mongolia, Russia and China will be held in Ulaanbaatar, on October 30, 2014.
The first consultative meeting will be chaired by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Economic Cooperation Ministry D.Gankhuyag, Russia's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister I.V.Morgulov, and Vice Foreign Affairs Minister of China Cheng Guoping.
In the framework of the first tripartite consultative meeting, the Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministers will meet with Head of the Cabinet Secretariat for Government and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Economic Cooperation Ministry Ch.Saikhanbileg.

New sumo star Ichinojo becomes sekiwake
October 29 ( A new star in the sumo world, Ichinojo, (A.Ichinnorov) was officially granted the career title Sekiwake, the third highest rank in professional sumo, on Monday.
Ichinojo will fight under the Sekiwake rank in November’s Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. 
Ichinojo finished the autumn tournament last month, in Tokyo, with 13 wins and 2 losses. Ichinojo overpowered Ozeki Kisenosato and Goeido and Yokozuna Kakuryu, but was defeated by Ikioi on Day 8 and Yokozuna Hakuho on Day 15. The 192 cm, 199 kg Mongolian was in the line of leaders in the elite Mahuuchi division until the final day of tournament and awarded the two main prizes.
This is the first time in sumo that a new comer has skipped the fourth top rank, Komusubi, to reach Sekiwake from Maegashira.

S.Batchimeg wins the XI International Opera Singers' Competition
October 29 ( Opera singer of the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, S.Batchimeg won the XI International Opera Singers' Competition named after Linhovoin Lhasaran Lodonovich.
The XI International Opera Singers' Competition, named after People's Artist, soloist, art director, and teacher of the Soviet Union Linhovoin Lhasaran Lodonovich, was held in Aginsk, Buryatia.
Over 70 artists competed in the XI International Opera Singers' Competition. From Mongolia, five singers from the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet competed. S.Batchimeg is a graduate of the Mongolian State University of Culture and Arts.
S.Batchimeg also won second place in the Opera Singers' State Contest named after Labor Hero and People's Artist G.Khaidav, and third place in the State Contest of Best Characters of Mongolia's first opera, “Three Dramatic Characters”, starring as Khorolmaa.

Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Bulent Arinc Awarded with “Friendship” Medal of Mongolia
October 29 ( On October 28, 2014, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Bulent Arinc was awarded with a "Friendship" medal upon a Decree of the President of Mongolia in the scope of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Turkey.
The medal conferring ceremony was held at the Embassy of Mongolia in Ankara handed by resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr. B.Batkhishig.
In his remarks, Ambassador B.Batkhishig emphasized, “Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc is a prominent Turkish politician, who played an active role in the Mongolia-Turkey Intergovernmental Committee Meeting on economy and trade chairing the Turkish side and successfully co-organized the Meetings in Ulaanbaatar and Ankara cities, moreover, Mr. B.Arinc contributed greatly to the expansion of trade between the two countries and investment increases into Mongolia”.
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bulent Arinc expressed his gratitude to receive the “Friendship” medal that symbolizes bilateral traditional friendly relations and pledged to take his every effort to boost Mongolia-Turkey relations and cooperation.
Bulent Arinc is a conservative Turkish politician since 2002. He served as the House Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey from 2002 to 2007. Prior, he co-founded the Justice and Development Party in 2001 along with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, incumbent President of Turkey, and Abdullah Gul, who became the Prime Minister and later won the Presidential Election in 2007.

Speaker Z.Enkhbold Emphasizes to Accelerate Cooperation with China in Field of Reducing Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar
October 29 ( On October 28, 2014, the Speaker of the State Great Khural (Parliament) Zandaakhuu ENKHBOLD and accompanying Mongolian delegates were introduced with the Sinopec Corporation activities, after which Speaker Z.Enkhbold held a meeting with Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sinopec, Mr. Fu Chengyu.
During the meeting, Board Chairman Fu Chengyu expressed his gratitude to Mongolian delegation for visiting the site and affirmed that the Sinopec is ready to collaborate with Mongolia.
In his address, Speaker noted, “Mongolia is willing to accelerate cooperation with the People’s Republic of China in the fields of producing synthetic natural gas from coal.
The main purpose of interaction in a coal gasification project is directly related with the two countries’ top problems facing in air pollution. In this regard, it is in urgent need to implement a coal gasification project in order to carry out adequate measures on reducing air pollution in Ulaanbaatar. Therefore, our Government deems this action is a top priority to implement and is directed as non-profit business activities instead towards the citizens’ health. Moreover, during the meeting with the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping expressed his support to the proposal on implementing coal gasification project to construct a processing plant in Mongolia with enough capacity to meet the needs in order to reduce air pollution in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar”.

Mongolian Defense Ministry to Broaden Cooperation with Inner Mongolian and Italian Defense Sectors
October 29 ( A delegation of a military district of Inner Mongolia, China headed by Senior Colonel Jin Inkui is conducting a working visit to Ulaanbaatar on October 27-30, 2014.
The Inner Mongolian representatives were welcomed by the State Secretary at Defense Ministry, Major General Z.Boldbaatar and Director of the University of Defense, Major General Ya.Choijamts at the Ministry on October 28, 2014.
During the meeting, parties exchanged views on programs implemented and future plans on bilateral cooperation to carry out by the Defense Ministries of Mongolia and China. For instances, sides summarized the joint military activities namely “Steppe Leaders” and “Khaan Quest” exercises and discussed further measures to implement.
On same day on October 28, Major General Z.Boldbaatar, Vice Chairman of the General Staff of Mongolian Armed Forces, Major General B.Bayarmagnai and Director of the Department for External Cooperation, Colonel D.Ariunbold held a bilateral meeting with newly appointed Defense Attache of the Italian Republic to Mongolia, Colonel Fabiano Zinzone, headquarters at the Embassy of Italy in Beijing, China.
During the meeting, parties exchanged views on bilateral relations of cooperation and measures to implement in 2015.
Following the meeting, sides agreed to establish a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the defense sectors in the near future. Also, reached some consensus to train Mongolian military staff at the Italian Defense University and expand participation of Italian representatives in the Khaan Quest multinational peacekeeping exercise.

Honorary Session of Citizens’ Khural of Ulaanbaatar Runs
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) On the occasion of the 375th anniversary of the Capital city, the Citizens’ Khural of Ulaanbaatar held an honorary session on Wednesday.
Present at the meeting were the chairman of the Khural D.Battulga, the Governor and the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar E.Bat-Uul, also members of Citizens’ khural, of Citizens’ Reprsentatives from all districts, leaders of the cities that have friendly relations and brotherhood with Ulaanbaatar, along with the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of several countries.
Mr Bat-Uul congratulated the gathered on this historic date and gave them a brief presentation on the works executed within the last two years. Here he highlighted the construction undertaken in frames of the clarification of development plan of Ulaanbaatar until 2020 and a document on development trends until 2030. The works include also a settlement of financing and timing for start of construction of the sub-pillars of Ulaanbaatar in Selbe and Bayankhoshuu, in a scope of the joint objective with the ADB to transform Ulaanbaatar into multi-pillared city, building of 40.94 km road and maintenance of 70 km road with the State and Ulaanbaatar funding, delivering keys of new apartments to 168 families thanks to the re-structuring of ger (national dwelling) districts, and citizen-based landscaping, as well as enactment of the city budget basing on the citizens’ discussion.
He expressed a gratitude to the Government and to the collaborating countries, particularly to Governments and peoples of Russia and China, for their direct support and assistance.
Warm greeting were also sounded by Governors and their deputies of the cities in friendly and brotherhood relations with Ulaanbaatar.

About Meeting of Deputy FMs of Mongolia and Russia
By B. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Mr D.Gankhuyag will attend a consultative meeting between Foreign Ministries of Mongolia and Russian Federation at the Deputy Ministries level in Ulaanbaatar on October 29.
During the consultation, Mr Gankhuyag will meet with his Russian colleague Igor Morgulov to discuss the implementation of agreements reached earlier at the highest level, and will exchange views on specific areas of bilateral and multilateral cooperation. 

Tribute Ceremony Runs for City's Foundation Stone
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME)A tribute was paid to the Melkhiit monument--the foundation stone of Ulaanbaatar with presence of the chairman of Citizens’ Khural of the city D.Battulga, the Governor and the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar E.Bat-Uul, their deputies, along with the Vice-speaker of parliament M.Enkhbold MP and foreign guests.
The Capital city of Mongolia was founded in 1639, when Zanabazar was sainted as the leader of Mongolian Lamaism. Since then, the capital switched its locations 28 times. In 1778, the founding stone of current Ulaanbaatar was erected in Balbals hollow, located in the north of Bodgkhan Mountain, on the bank of the Tuul river and on the Hillside of Fresh Selbe. The Melkhiit monument was built near the founding place of Ulaanbaatar in 1994.

"High Prize for Construction" Awarded
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) The ceremony for handing this award has been held for the second time in Ulaanbaatar, in purposes to honor the best entities and organizations that executed modern international standard constructions which contributed to Ulaanbaatar’s development.
The award was issued at a decree of the President Ts.Elbegdorj in 2010 based on initiative of citizens and organizations.
Present at the event were the city administration, government agencies, Ministries, foreign guests, as well as the representatives of international organizations. The Mayor passed his greetings on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Ulaanbaatar and noted that a number of nominees increased to 57 against the previous year’s 21. There are four main awards and special prizes.
"Buyant Ukhaa–1" micro-district won the award of “Best Construction in Civil Engineering” for the construction that provided its customers with comfortable apartments and full landscaping arrangements of the grounds.  
The “Best Construction of Road” award went to the 17.1-km road connecting Bayanzurkh Post with Yarmag bridge.
The “Best Construction of Infrastructure Engineering” award was bestowed upon JICA’s “Gachuurt reserves” that improved Ulaanbaatar drinking water supply.
Egg and chicken production of NVTs LLC won the “Best Construction in Hi-tech”.
All awardees also received “Khangarid” Cups.
After this, a special award went to ordinary citizen S.Olziitogtokh who made a great contribution to Ulaanbaatar’s development by transforming a “Green Lake” area of Denjiin Myanga town into a beautiful park at his own initiative and investment.

Big City Sale-375 Fair Opens
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) On the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Ulaanbaatar, a commercial fair “Big city sale” was opened October 29 at Chingis Square by the Mayor E.Bat-Uul.
All districts started their fairs simultaneously this afternoon. The fair at the central square presents products of domestic wool and leather entities such as “Union of Leather Manufaturers”, “Wool and Cashmere Union”, “Buyan” LLC, “Best Shoes” LLC, and “Exclusive” LLC, who offer 30-50 percent discounts.
It has been participated also by the major food companies, including “Talkh Chikher” Ltd, “Ogooj– Chikher Boov” LLC, “Batbaigal” LLC, NVTs LLC, as well as several meat products’ companies.
The participants are also offering 50-percent discount at all their branches around the city throughout the day.

'Expert Forum on Terrorist Use of the Internet and Cyber Crimes' held in UB
October 29 ( The Law Enforcement University of Mongolia, in collaboration with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) office combating terrorism, is holding the “Expert Forum on Terrorist Use of the Internet and Cyber Crimes” at the Law Enforcement University of Mongolia, on October 29 and 30th.
The forum, which will be attended by over 30 representatives from five countries, will be a platform to discuss how terrorists use the Internet; seeking ways to prevent terrorism, the Internet's newest threats and responses to those threats; endeavors on Internet and online networking, laws, regulations, and compliance in Mongolia; as well as obstacles to fulfilling the implementation of laws.
There will also be a discussion on international practices for countering cybercrime during the forum.

Mongolian Wrestling Federation and Kashiwa Municipal High School Sign MOU
October 29 ( On October 28, 2014, Mongolian Wrestling Federation (MWF) and Kashiwa Municipal High School have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation at the Central Sport Palace in Ulaanbaatar.
The document was signed by the President of MWF D.Dagvadorj and Director of Kashiwa School, Suzuki Seiji.
Under the MoU, the Kashiwa Municipal High School (International Course) will be organizing a regular selection of young wrestlers and inviting them to study in Japan.
Moreover, it was negotiated to organize joint trainings and workshops on training methodologies.
On the same day, a visiting delegation from Kashiwa School attended in the selection process of 4 young wrestlers (2 in Sumo and 2 in Freestyle wrestling) to study in Kashiwa Municipal High School, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
In an interview, Director Suzuki Seiji said, “Our School is currently training two foreign students from China and New Zealand in basketball and one student from Afghanistan in football class, and the fourth foreign nationals are from Mongolia. These students will be living and practicing in a dormitory along with others and we glad to train Mongolian juniors”.

October 29, 2014 is 375th Anniversary of Ulaanbaatar, Capital City of Mongolia
October 29 ( The October 29th of 2014 is the 375th anniversary of the Capital City of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar and in the scope of the anniversary the UB Office in collaboration with local Administrations and NGOs are celebrating the festivity in a broad ranges.
The Capital City of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar is the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. The city was first founded in current territory of Burd Sum of Uvurkhangai Aimag in 1639.
Thereafter, the name of the city was changed for several times. It was initially named Urguu (Urgoo) in 1639-1706, Ikh Khuree in 1706-1911, Niislel Khuree in 1911-1923, and renamed as Ulaanbaatar right after the proclamation of the Mongolian People's Republic in 1924.
History of the Capital City of Mongolia
Formation of the Mongolian Capital has a trace from XVII century. In the year of Yellow Rabbit by lunar calendar, exorbitant and influential noblemen proclaimed Zanabazar, son of the Tusheet Khan Gombodorj who was one of the 4 lofty noblemen as the Mongolian Buddhism and built a special monastery complex for him. It was more palatial-like than monastery. Later, Urgoo (means Palace) had been developing as Zanabazar’s reputation and influence grew in the Mongolian social life.
Ikh Khuree
Returning home from Tibet in 1700, Zanabazar started extending Urgoo as the Mongolian religious center. In 1706, Battsagaan temple was built under an ordinance of Zanabazar at the place namely Erdene Tolgoi, and it was the foundation of the Ikh Khuree (means Big Circle). Although, Ikh Khuree had been stretching, its location had been changed several times.
Thus, Ikh Khuree moved 17 times within 30 years period, even twice a year. The repeated moves, of course, delayed significantly the Ikh Khuree's development. Researcher's survey shows that the transition process of Ikh Khuree from nomadism to settlement basically finalized in 70 years in 1706-1778, and urbanization process is considered to be started from the very time.
In 1855, Ikh Khuree removed to the Selbe valley, where residents started building numerous monasteries and temples, in particular building firm and sturdy constructions and houses, which more suited to settled civilization.
Niislel Khuree
In the wake of the struggle for liberty by Mongolian people, Manchu Ambassador Sando was exiled and in 1911, a ceremony for the proclamation of the Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutugtu as the Theocratic Monarch and the Head of the revived Mongolian State was took place in Ikh Khuree.
The first State Congress, convened in 1924, passed a decision on October 29 to rename Niislel Khuree as Ulaanbaatar, legalizing its status as the Capital of the Mongolian People's Republic.
The "Law on Capital's Legal Status; was enacted just prior to the 355th anniversary of the city's establishment. The Capital city carries out its independent urbanization, socio-economic and it possesses its own flag and symbol", was indicates in the law.
Ulaanbaatar has established twin-town and sister-city relations with following cities:
Namyangju, South Korea
Turkey Ankara, Turkey
Seoul, South Korea
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Irkutsk, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Ulan-Ude, Russia
Denver, Colorado, United States
Bangkok, Thailand
Sapporo, Japan
Japan Aomori, Japan
Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China
San Francisco, United States
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tokyo, Japan
Gold Coast, Australia
Delhi, India
Leeds, United Kingdom
Most, Czech Republic
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mongolia at global forum on youth policies
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare S.Erdene is participating in the first Global Forum on Youth Policies, being held in Baku of Azerbaijan on October 28-31.
Main objective of the forum is to discuss achievements and challenges of countries on facilitating youth development, a stimulus of societies. The Forum also aims to reach general consensus on importance of setting up youth policies and on the principles of such policies.
Over 700 youngsters and policy-makers from around the globe have gathered for this Forum, which is organized by the Government of Azerbaijan, the UN Development Program, European Council and UNESCO.  

Italian defense attaché visits
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) The concurrent for Mongolia the defense attaché at the Italian embassy in Beijing Colonel Fabiano Zinzone visited October 28 the Ministry of Defense of Mongolia.
He was welcomed by the State Secretary Major-General Z.Boldbaatar and a head of the Department for Foreign Cooperation Colonel D.Ariunbold. The sides shared opinions on the current state of Mongolia-Italy relations, on cooperation and future perspectives, and considered joint works planned for 2015. They also reached some agreements while talking about forward an establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Defense between the Ministries of Defense of Mongolia and the Republic of Italy, training Mongolian military personnel in Italy, improving Italian force’s participation in the “Khaan Quest" international field exercises.
After this, Mr Zinzone was received by the chairman of the General Headquarters of Mongolian Armed Forces Major-General B.Bayarmagnai.

Ch.Tsendsuren meets with Russian delegation
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) Within the celebration of the Mongolia-Russia friendship days, which are running October 5-November 1, a head of Darkhan-Uul aimag's Citizens Representatives Khural Ch.Tsendsuren has met with Russian delegation, who organizes the days of Russian language in Ulaanbaatar and in this province.
The delegation includes a Head of Rossotrudnichestvo in Mongolia Evgeny Mikhaylov, referent of RCNK V.S.Zimirev and others. The parties have exchanged views on the issues such as involving Mongolian students in Russian scholarship program for master’s degree, then discussed an establishment of a school with intensive study of the Russian language in Darkhan city and cultural events.

Reps of Chinese military command visit
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) A delegation led by Senior Colonel Jing Yinkui, the deputy commander of Chinese military region of Inner Mongolia is paying a visit here on October 27-30.
Leaders of Mongolia's defense, including the Major-Generals–the State Secretary of the Ministry Z.Boldbaatar, the Deputy Commander of General Staff of Mongolian Armed Forces B.Bayarmagnai and the director of the University of Defense--received the delegation. The sides discussed cooperation between Mongolia and China in the defense, particularly in improving Mongolia-China joint “Leader of the Steppe” field exercises and the international “Khaan Quest” exercises. They also exchanged opinions on other activities intended.

Stock Exchange News for October 29
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Wednesday, a total of 5,493 shares of 19 JSCs were traded costing MNT six million 978 thousand and 272.96.
  "HBOil” /2,080 units/, “Mongolia Development” /1,000 units/, “State Department Store” /749 units/, “Arig Gal” /500 units/ and "Telecom Mongolia” /490 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were "Arig Gal” (MNT one million and 175 thousand), "UB-BUK” (MNT one million and 71 thousand), “HBOil” (MNT 813 thousand and 280), “Telecom Mongolia” (MNT 622 thousand and 300) and "APU” (MNT 538 thousand).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 553 billion 906 million 354 thousand and 975. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,460.67, decreasing 30.06 units or 0.19% against the previous day.

About forum of NGO's in Khentii
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, October 29 (MONTSAME) A third forum of Non-Governmental Organizations ran in Khentii aimag on October 27. 
It was organized by an administration of Khentii province together with a Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The main goal of the action is to activate the work of NGO’s, to reflect people's voices and initiatives in the decisions of the local authority.
Reports were given themed "Individual Leadership and Organizational culture", "Good governance-citizen participation", "Increase capacities of NGOs", "Vision", "Fundraising" and "Human Resources.

Acting Ministers put in charge
October 29 (Mongolian Economy) The reform government has vowed to make changes to its current structure, including the merger of several Ministries. However, since the fall session began a month ago, little has been done in Parliament besides arguing and debating about whom to appoint as Ministers of the newly structured Ministries. It has been decided that, for the moment, acting Ministers will head the new Ministries.
Until the appointments are finalized, the Ministry of Road, Transportation Construction and Urban Development will be headed by the current Minister of Human Development and Social Security, S. Erdene. Minister of Industry and Agriculture Sh. Tuvdendorj will head the Ministry of Mining and Energy. And the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Economic Cooperation will be in the hands of Ch. Saikhanbileg, head of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of Mongolia.

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