Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mongolia Brief February 2, 2015 Part I

Public voting to continue until 10PM tomorrow
February 2 ( Let's Choose Development Path for Mongolia 2015-2016 voting initiated by Government of Mongolia is collecting votes through SMS to special number.

By 3PM of the first day of the voting total of 1,669,756 users have been approached and 36,967 votes have been submitted. 
Voting SMS is being sent to the citizens in batches. Votes of some of the residents who have sent their votes prior to the SMS received, their votes are eligible as well and their second votes won't be eligible as the first vote will count. Voting will continue until 10PM February 3rd. 
Mongolian Citizens are to vote whether the country should develop its bigger projects such as OT vote 1, or whether the country should choose saving on its expenditures and stabilize the exchange rates vote 2. The voting should be sent to15151111 special number through cell phone.

Minister of Foreign Affairs focuses on trade issues of two neighbour countries
February 2 ( Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia L.Purevsuren, Head of the Russian-Mongolian Government Commission, has met with representatives of the biggest Russian energy company to discuss trade.
Bilateral relations with Mongolia's two neighboring countries are the responsibility of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia. Minister L.Purevsuren met with representatives of Russian energy company ESN Group, led by President Grigori Berezkin, and exchanged views regarding trade and the economic relationship of the two countries, and investment possibilities in Mongolia.  
The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that he aims to pursue equal cooperation with both Russia and China, but the Russian side stressed that 2014's foreign trade balance with Mongolia was unequal and too one-sided. Looking back at the last year, according to the foreign trade balance, 91.7 percent of total exports went to China and only 0.9 percent to Russia.    
During the visit to Mongolia, the representatives of ESN Group also plan to meet with the Prime Minister of Mongolia and several Members of Parliament.
ESN Group plays an important role in petroleum and energy production in Russia and supplies energy for the railway networks of Russian Railway Company.

"TALK WITH ME" - E.Tseren
January 31 ( "Talk with me" is the Star TV Mongolia’s new series about life in Mongolia interviewed by Allyson Seaborn, Australian journalist and lawyer.
Presented in English for overseas viewers and for English speakers living in Mongolia.
We are glad to deliver the next episodes. The guest is outspoken, passionate and sometimes controversial E.Tseren, hails from Mongolian Bayankhongor province. She is an artist, mother, wife and explorer of remote destinations.
In the early 90s, she and his Dutch husband Rick set up "Tseren Tours". Today, "Tseren Tours" is leading UB based company specializing in adventure tours.
Recently, she became the winner of Fjällräven Polar, which is an approximately 300km long winter adventure across the arctic tundra on a dog sled to take place in April.
Please enjoy the interview and stay tuned as more episodes are coming soon.

Securities market open door event
By B. Erdenechimeg
February 2 ( Securities market open door event will be held during February 6-7th at 10AM-5PM.
The open doors event will involve representatives of Ministry of Finance, Financial Regulatory Commission, Mongolian Stock Exchange, Mongolian Securities Clearing House and Central Depository, Broker Dealing Companies and Joint Stock Companies and will have information sessions on securities market in Mongolia covering the following topics:
·         Information on public companies and trade
·         Government bonds
·         Dividends
·         Investment Advisory
·         Opening of trading account
·         Trading account information  /Erdenes Tavantolgoi/
·         Receiving and solving the issues related to securities
·         Training on securities market

L.Altantsetseg, International Master won gold medal from "Winter World Masters Game"
By B. Ireedui
February 2 ( "Winter World Masters Games" for veteran athletes have started on 1st of January in Quebec city, Canada.
The first "Winter World Masters Games" was organized in 1985. This year, about 3000 athletes from 22 countries are competing. 
Mongolian national team showed successful result in marathon skating category.
27th National Champion of skating, International Master L.Altantsetseg received two gold medals in 500m and 1500m at marathon skating category. 
Besides, 15th National Champion, International Master N.Erdenetuya won two bronze medals in marathon skating category. 

Mongolian twins won gold and silver medals from "Hakuho Cup"
By B. Ireedui
January 2 ( (TOKYO, JAPAN) Mongolian twins wrestled successfully in "Hakuho Cup" after M.Davaajargal, 69th Yokozuna. 
This year, about 800 children had involved in the competition. 
Twins from Uvurkhangai aimag, E.Javkhlantugs and E.Bayarjavkhlan received gold and silver medals at their age category. 
Last year, E.Bayarjavkhlan had won bronze medal. 

P.Orkhon won silver medal at "Grand Prix of Paris 2015"
By B. Ireedui
February 2 ( Wrestlers from Algeria, Great Britain, Austria, USA, Belguim, PRC, Brazil, Iran, Canada, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia are competing at the Wrestling Grand Prix competition in Paris.
At the first round, E.Narangerel defeated Julie Sabatie (FRA) with 10:0 points at 48kgfemale category and was defeated by Iwona Matkowska (POL) with 0:10 points at the second round. 
At the wrestling match for bronze medal in 55kg female category, P.Orkhon won Szimonetta Jager (HUN) with 10:4 points securing for herself Bronze medal. 
State honored athlete S.Tserenchimed hadn`t wrestled yesterday due to injury.
P.Orkhon grabs bronze medal in ParisMontsame, February 2

Farmers to Receive Monetary Reward of 70,000 MNT per ton from This Week
February 2 ( At the Cabinet meeting held last Monday, January 26, it was resolved to allocate a monetary reward of 70,000 MNT (Tugrug) per ton to individuals, entities or organizations who supplied a standard quality wheat to the Agriculture Production Supporting Fund (Crop Production Supporting Fund) and mill houses.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture issued a Resolution No. A/11 on January 29, 2015, that states to allocate a total of 25 billion MNT to 908 entities and individuals, which will be distributing from this week.
In 2014, the Fund purchased a ton of standard quality wheat for a maximum of 550,000 MNT depending on its adhesive quality and government allocates an additional 70,000 MNT per ton. Such monetary reward has been allocated since 2009 and until 2011 it was set 50,000 MNT per ton, where 100,000 MNT in 2012-2013 that aims to support national manufacture and supply domestic mill houses with quality products that caused to increase an average quintal or centner (100 kg) up to 13.2-16.9 ql/t.
In 2014, Mongolia collected a total of 518.7 thousand tons of crop from 315.8 thousand ha, of which 489 thousand tons of wheat, 164.0 thousand tons of potato, 102.5 thousand tons of other vegetables, 51.7 thousand tons of oil plant and 40.3 thousand tons of fodder respectively.
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