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Mongolia Brief January 12, 2015

Minister Meets ADB Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Construction and Urban Development D.Tsogtbaatar last week received Mr Robert Schoellhammer, the Permanent Representative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Mongolia.

At the meeting, Mr Schoellhammer briefed about ongoing projects being implemented in the construction and urban development fields as well as planned projects to be realized bythe ADB.
“The MON-2301 project is being realized with a financing from the ADB in the urban development sector. A new project will be implemented for renovating Darkhan city’s sewage plant with a soft-loan from the ADB,” Mr Schoellhammer said.
The Minister asked theADB to focus attention to implementing programmes on building apartments and shelters for small and medium income people, and then talked about works to be done in the related spheres.

DB Funds 116 Projects
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) A list of the companies that were given credits by the Development Bank of Mongolia, in light of promoting the exports through domestic import-substituting industries, was issued on January 9. Credits below the amount of two billion Togrog has been allocated to 92 companies to implement projects on light industries, food industries and construction materials’ manufacturing.
Credits above the amount of two billion Togrog were issued for 24 companies that operate in sectors such as drugs, bio-preparations and land farming.
According to the report by the DB, the above allocations totaled to MNT 171.6 billion, which has financed 116 projects out of the intended 888 national projects.

Stock Exchange Weekly Review
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) Six stock trades were held at Mongolia's Stock Exchange January 5-10 of 2015. In overall, 724 thousand and 619 shares were sold of 39 joint-stock companies totaling MNT169 million341 thousandand435.00.
"Merex” /599 thousand and 060 units/, "Hermes center” /56 thousand and 319 units/, "Khokh gan” /44 thousand and 096 units/, "APU” /8,325 units/ and "Genco tour bureau” /5,766 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"Merex” (MNT 57 million 768 thousand and 292), "APU” (MNT 31 million 147 thousand and 232), "Suu” /MNT 14 million and 202 thousand/, "Material impex” /MNT 11 million 940 thousand and 680/ and "Darkhan nekhii” (MNT nine million 943 thousand and 990).

Winners of 2015 Senior Freestyle Wrestling State Championship
January 12 ( The Men's 38th and Women's 14th Freestyle Wrestling State Championships were successfully held in the Central Sports Palace, Ulaanbaatar on January 09-11, 2015.
Following the Championship, Mongolian female wrestlers headed for Ulan-Ude to conduct a 10-day joint training with the national wrestling team of the Republic of Buryatia.
Winners of the 2015 Senior Freestyle Wrestling State Championship:
Men’s 57 kg (a total of 34 wrestlers have competed)
1. Erdenebat BEKHBAYAR (“Khangarid” Club)
2. Batbold NOMIN (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
3. Zandanbud ZANABAZAR (“Arslan”)
3. Sodnomdash BATBOLD (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
Men’s 61 kg (24 wrestlers)
1. Batsaikhan NEMEKHBYAR (“Khasu Megastars”)
2. Narmandakh LKHAMGARMAA (“Aldar”)
3. Baatarkhuu USUKHBAYAR (“Tsastyn Bars”)
3. Banzragch BAYANMUNKH (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
Men’s 65 kg (24 wrestlers)
1. Battulga NYAMDORJ (“Khargan Tsamkhag”)
2. B.Byambadorj (“Arslan”)
3. G.Khanburged (Bayanzurkh District)
3. B.Batmagnai (“Aldar”)
Men’s 70 kg (25 wrestlers)
1. Ganzorig MANDAKHNARAN (“Aldar”)
2. Gantulga IDERKHUU (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
3. Davaatseren KHATANBAATAR (“Arslan”)
3. Tserendagva TSOGTBAYAR (“Ganit”
Men’s 74 kg (16 wrestlers)
1. Dorjvaanchig GOMBODORJ (“Arslan”)
2. Purevjav UNURBAT (“Khasu Megastars”)
3. Dorjtsegmed ALTANGEREL (“Khangarid”)
3. B.Tsogtgerel (Darkhan-Uul Aimag)
Men’s 86 kg (27 wrestlers)
1. Purvee USUKHBAATAR (“Khilchin”)
2. Baasantsogt ULZIISAIKHAN (“Khasu Megastars”)
3. Baltmunkh BADAMDORJ (National Institute of Physical Education)
3. L.Turtogtokh (“Ganit”)
Men’s 97 kg (29 wrestlers)
1. Dorjkhand KHUDERBULGA (“Ganit”)
2. Gombodorj PUREVDORJ (“Khargant Tsamkhag”)
3. Munkhjargal BILGUUTEI (“Genco”)
3. Myagmar MENDSAIKHAN (“Khargant Tsamkhag”)
Men’s 125 kg (25 wrestlers)
1. Jargalsaikhan CHULUUNBAT (“Arslan”)
2. Chagnaadorj GANZORIG (“Mandal Oyut”)
3. Ulziisaikhan BATZUL (“Khangarid”)
3. Natsagsuren ZOLBOO (“Avragch”)
Women’s 48 kg (total of 17 wrestlers have competed)
1. Erdenesukh NARANGEREL (“Khangarid”)
2. Tsogtbaatar TSENDJAV (Nalaikh District)
3. Altangerel TSENDSUREN (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
3. Tsogtbaatar BYAMBAZAYA (“Aldar”)
Women’s 53 kg (14 wrestlers)
1. Davaasukh OTGONTSETSEG (“Khasu Megastars”)
2. Erdenechimeg SUMIYA (“Zamchin”)
3. Erkhembayar DAVAACHIMEG (“Khilchin”)
3. Batbaatar MUNKHTUYA (“Khasu Megastars”)
Women’s 55 kg (10 wrestlers)
1. B.Nomin-Erdene (“Khangarid”)
2. S.Uyanga (“Avragch”)
3. P.Orkhon (“Aldar”)
3. E.Lkhagvadulam (“Aldar”)
Women’s 58 kg (6 wrestlers)
1. Baatarjav SHOOVDOR (“Tsastyn Bars”)
2. Sundev BYAMBATSEREN (“Avragch”)
3. Enkhbat GANTUYA (“Khilchin”)
3. Bayarbaatar SARNAI (Nalaikh District)
Women’s 60 kg (11 wrestlers)
1. Tungalag MUNKHTUYA (“Khangarid”)
2. Sandagdorj NARANTSETSEG (“Tsastyn Bars”)
3. Khurelkhuu BOLORTUYA (Orkhon Aimag)
3. Otgonbat OTGONTUYA (“Khilchin”)
Women’s 63 kg (9 wrestlers)
1. E.Tsevegmid (“Aldar”)
2. Kh.Bolortungalag (“Khilchin”)
3. S.Battsetseg (“Khilchin”)
3. B.Nyamgerel (“Khangarid”)
Women’s 69 kg (6 wrestlers)
1. Ochirbat NASANBURMAA (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
2. Sharkhuu TUMENTSETSEG (“Khilchin”)
3. Badrakh ODONCHIMEG (“Aldar”)
3. Erdenetsog TSOGTGEREL (“Shonkhor”)
Women’s 75 kg (9 wrestlers)
1. G.Naranchimeg (“Khilchin”)
2. G.Nomin-Erdene (“Khasu Megastars”)
3. B.Davaatseren (National Institute of Physical Education)
3. O.Burmaa (“Gatsuurt Olimp”)
Winners of Team Competition
1. “Aldar” Sports Committee under Coach Tserenbaatar TSOGTBAYAR
2. “Khilchin” Sports Committee under Coach Nergui TUMENNAST
3. “Khasu Megastars” Club from Darkhan-Uul Aimag under Coach Tsend BAYRSAIKHAN

Winners of 2015 of Senior Judo State Championship
January 12 ( The Senior Judo State Championship successfully concluded in the Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Complex, Ulaanbaatar held on January 09-11, 2015.
This is the Men’s 38th and Women’s 23rd editions, where a total of 296 judokas from 21 organizations have competed and in his opening remarks, President of Mongolian Judo Federation Kh.Battulga announced that winners of the Championship will be participating in the World Judo Championship to be held in Kazakhstan as well as in the Asian Championships.
Winners of the 2015 Senior Judo State Championship:
Men’s 60 kg
Gold - G.Kherlen (“Genco” Club)
Silver - Ts.Tsogtbaatar (n/a)
Bronze - N.Ser-Od (Nalaikh)
Bronze - D.Bayarmagnai (Aldar Sport Khoroo)
Men’s 66 kg
Gold - D.Tumurkhuleg (“Avragch”)
Silver - B.Batgerel (“Khilchin”)
Bronze - D.Altansukh (“Khangarid”)
Bronze - B.Altannaran (“Khilchin”)
Men’s 73 kg
Gold - G.Odbayar (“Genco”)
Silver - S.Miyaragchaa (“Khuch”)
Bronze - D.Dulguun (“Khangarid”)
Bronze - S.Nyam-Ochir (“Khangarid”)
Men’s 81 kg
Gold - O.Uuganbaatar (“Khangarid”)
Silver - N.Dagvasuren (“Khangarid”)
Bronze - G.Tuvshinjargal (“Khilchin”)
Bronze - N.Baatarkhuu (Orkhon Aimag)
Men’s 90 kg
Gold - Kh.Tsogtgerel (“Aldar”)
Silver - L.Otgonbaatar (“Avragch”)
Bronze - R.Ankhbaatar (“Khangarid”)
Bronze - D.Bat-Erdene (“Khilchin”)
Men’s -100 kg
Gold - B.Ariun-Erdene (“Genco”)
Silver - E.Enkhbat (“Khangarid”)
Bronze - D.Purevdorj (“Genco”)
Bronze - B.Lkhagva-Ochir (Bayanzurkh District)
Men’s +100 kg
Gold - B.Temuulen (“Genco”)
Silver - B.Bat-Orshikh (“Khilchin”)
Bronze - B.Tuguldur (“Avragch”)
Bronze - U.Duurenbayar (“Khangarid”)
Women’s 48 kg
Gold - E.Gerelmaa (“Avragch”)
Silver - B.Khorloodoi (Bayankhongor Aimag)
Bronze - M.Dolgorjav (n/a)
Bronze - B.Khorloo (Bagakhangai District)
Women’s 52 kg
Gold - M.Bundmaa (“Avragch”)
Silver - L.Buyankhishig (“Genco”)
Bronze - A.Tsolmon (Khan-Uul District)
Bronze - Ch.Azzaya (“Khilchin”)
Women’s 57 kg
Gold - D.Sumiya (“Khilchin”)
Silver - T.Amarjargal (“Aldar”)
Bronze - B.Bat-Erdene (“Avragch”)
Bronze - Ts.Khulan (“Ikh Shavi Devjee”)
Women’s 63 kg
Gold - Ts.Tserennadmid (“Khilchin”)
Silver - Ts.Munkhzaya (“Aldar”)
Bronze - Sh.Ganchimeg (Khan-Uul District)
Bronze - B.Regzedmaa (Songino Khairkhan District)
Women’s 70 kg
Gold - Ts.Naranjargal (“Genco”)
Silver - M.Davaasuren (“Borjin Tuv Devjee”)
Bronze - S.Adiltsetseg (Bayanzurkh District)
Bronze - B.Khongorzul (“Tod Sukh”)
Women’s -78 kg
Gold - Ts.Battsetseg (Khovd Aimag)
Silver - O.Munkhtsetseg (“Avragch”)
Bronze - M.Uuganjargal (“Genco”)
Bronze - S.Javzanmaa (“Genco”)
Women’s +78 kg
Gold - D.Tserenkhand (“Aldar”)
Silver - O.Javzmaa (“Khilchin”)
Bronze - N.Nyamtuya (“Avragch”)
Bronze - G.Gantogos (“Avragch”)
Winners of Team Competition
1. Men’s “Genco” Club under Coach G.Enkhbayar
2. Men’s “Avragch” Sports Committee by NEMA under Coach Ts.Shiirev
3. Men’s “Khangarid” Sports Committee under Coach J.Nyamdorj
1. Women’s “Avragch” Sports Committee by NEMA under Coach Ts.Shiirev
2. Women’s “Aldar” Sports Committee under Coach P.Nyamlkhagva
3. Women’s “Khilchin” Sports Committee under Coach D.Purevsuren

Mongolian Academy of Sciences Appeals to Celebrate 800th Anniversary of Birth of Khubilai Khaan
January 12 ( On January 12, 2015, Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) addressed the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj with an initiation to celebrate the 800th anniversary of birth of Khubilai Khaan (Kublai Khan), the fifth Khagan or Khaan (Great Khan) of the Ikh Mongol Uls (Mongol Empire), reigning from 1260 to 1294, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan and the founder of the Yuan dynasty in Mongolia and China, a division of the Mongol Empire.
In 2015, Government of the People’s Republic of China decides to commemorate the anniversary in a broad ranges, thus, the MAS deems it would be appropriate to celebrate the Great Khaan’s 800th Birth Anniversary in the country.
Khubilai Khaan was the second son of Tolui Noyon, the youngest son of Chinggis Khaan and it is said he was born near Khar Khorin city on September 23, 1215, the Year of Blue Pig according to lunar calendar.

Original Constitution welcomed to the State History Museum
January 12 ( To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the drafting of the Mongolian Constitution, a ceremony for the placing of the original text of the Democratic Constitution at the State History Museum of Mongolia took place today, December 12.
Secretary General of the Office of the State Great Khural B.Boldbaatar gave a speech opening the ceremony. He introduced the public to the original text of the Mongolian Constitution. People will now be able to see the first Mongolian Constitution for themselves by visiting the State History Museum.
Also taking place today, Mongol Bank presented copies of Bogd Khan’s white stone seal, together with Bogd Khan Jibzundamba’s silver stamp, gold seal, and several of his other stamps, to the State History Museum’s collection to make them available for public viewing.
Currently there is a total of 140 priceless exhibits, including paper documents and other artifacts, at the State History Museum.
The State History Museum will be ready to display the original text of the Democratic Constitution within one week.
Secretary of the State Great Khural reported that the head of Office of the President of Mongolia P.Tsagaan, Mongolian bankers, members of the constitutional court, key legislators, and other officials participated in today's events.

Direction Given to Government to Celebrate Anniversary of Liberation War
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj Monday issued a decree on giving direction to the government to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory on the Liberation War of 1945 across the country.
The decree reflects measures to be taken by the government for marking the anniversary this year such as propagandizing and immortalizing the victory’s value and merit of the troops, paying tribute to the war veterans, and issuing the jubilee medal. Moreover, the decree recommended the government for popularizing the victory on the Liberation War of 1945 and taking some measures to forward the friendly relations with countries and enriching the cooperation of Armed Forces.
By the decree, the Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg is obliged to tackle a financing to celebrate the anniversary.

Vice FM Meets Ambassador of Germany
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs N.Oyundari Monday met Mr Gerhard Thiedemann, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Mongolia.
At the meeting, the Ambassador congratulated Ms Oyundari on being appointed as the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; and exchanged views on a present situation of the Mongolia-Germany relations and cooperation and on high-level mutual visits to be implemented in this year.

Water Supply and Sewage Authority adopts Glass Account law procedure
January 12 ( Glass Account reporting procedure has now been implemented by the Water Supply and Sewage Authority of Ulaanbaatar, with information available to the public at
On January 1, 2015, the Glass Account law on transparent financial reporting came into force, requiring government organizations and agencies to implement new procedure on reporting their expenditures and financial data.
The purpose of this law is to make sure that the state and local budgets and property are being used and managed effectively and efficiently; that the process of decision making is transparent, open and clear; and that the public has a system to monitor all financial activities involving taxpayer dollars.

Changes to tax exemption law discussed by Cabinet
January 12 ( Minister of Justice D.Dorligjav was scheduled to present a draft on the tax exemption law and its effects on the economy during today's regular cabinet meeting of the government today.
Many companies and enterprises are excepting the draft of this law to be passed following the government’s final discussion with the parliament.
During the meeting, Minister of Mining R.Jigjid will be talking about the preparation required to start the process of giving out mining exploration licenses. Analysts are keeping a close eye on this critical issue for the mining sector this year.

Virtual Tour Website to Government House of Mongolia Launched
January 12 ( On January 12, 2015, an opening ceremony of the, a virtual tour 3600 to the Government House of Mongolia featuring all exhibition halls, meeting and conference rooms as well as portraits of all-time Prime Ministers and historical pieces stored in the state museums was held in the State Palace.
The website was developed by “Pano Interface” LLC using the latest advanced technology and most notably, visitors from anywhere around the world can view and listen to audio descriptions of 42 objects in English or Mongolian languages.
At the opening ceremony, Secretary General of the Secretariat of the State Great Khural (Parliament) B.Boldbaatar, Director of “Pano Interface” LLC B.Battulga, the company advisor D.Enkhtsogt and visitors were present and organizers pledged to broaden the tour and include more languages for foreign on-line visitors.
State House E-tour now availableMontsame, January 12

60th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Mongolia and India Marks in 2015
January 12 ( On January 12, 2015, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia Lundeg PUREVSUREN received in his office the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of India to Mongolia, Mr. Somnath Gosh.
During the meeting both sides noted content over the development of bilateral relations on the basis of Comprehensive Partnership and exchanged views on further consolidating these relations, intensifying bilateral cooperation in defense, trade, investment and other areas.
Furthermore, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and India, the two sides discussed views on exchanging high level visits, holding the next consecutive meeting of the Mongolia-India Joint Committee on Cooperation and organizing other business and cultural events to commemorate this occasion.
On the same day, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs N.Oyundari received in her office the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Mongolia, Mr. Gerhard Thiedemann at the request of His Excellency Ambassador.
During the meeting, Ambassador G.Thiedemann congratulated Vice Minister Mrs. N.Oyundari on her new appointment and they exchanged views on the current developments in bilateral cooperation between Mongolia and Germany and planned high-level visits in 2015.

Deputy head of NEMA appointed
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) A colonel G.Ariunbuyan was appointed as a deputy head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in accordance with an order of the NEMA.
Before the appointment, G.Ariunbuyan worked as a deputy governor of the city’s Chingeltei district. He has graduated from the Military Institute majoring in engineer-economist. He has been served in a military unit and then he has worked as a military officer.

“Best Mongolian Script Calligraphers” state contest concluded
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) Head of the Cabinet Secretariat for Government S.Bayartsogt granted prizes to winners of the 18th Best Mongolian Script Calligraphers state contest which was concluded on Monday in the Fine Art Gallery.
Organized by the “Khumuun Bichig” newspaper written in Mongolian script at the MONTSAME news agency, this year’s contest attracted some 800 people of the city and aimags. The number of contestants and quality of the creative works and skills of writing sharply improved, and it was due to increasing of the prize fund, the organizers said.
During the ceremony, Mr Bayartsogt noted that Mongolian script calligraphy was registered in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage last year, and emphasized all participants and supporters of this contest are glorious people to save the Mongolian culture and history. He expressed thanks to colleagues of the MONTSAME agency’s “Khumuus bichig” newspaper for organizing the contest to propagandizing skills of Mongolian calligraphy writers and hand writers.
The Cabinet Secretariat head promised to donate one million togrog to the contest’s prize fund every year. An exhibition was opened with creative works and handwriting of the contestants within the ceremony.

Nat’s championship for judo concluded
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) The national judo championship for 2015 finished last Sunday in the “Buyant-Ukhaa” sports complex.
This year’s championships was attended by 296 judokas from 21 clubs and organizations, competing in the men’s 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100, +100, women’s 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78 and +78 kg divisions. Several top judokas such as an Olympic champion N.Tuvshinbayar; World champions G.Boldbaatar and M.Urantsetseg missed the championship.
As the results, G.Kherlen IMS won the men’s 60 kg contest, D.Tomorkhuleg--men’s 66, G.Odbayar--73 kg, O.Uuganbayar--81 kg, Kh.Tsogtgerel--90 kg, B.Ariun-Erdene--100 kg, B.Temuulen--+100 kg; E.Gerelmaa--women’s 48 kg, M.Bundmaa--52 kg, D.Sumya--57 kg, Ts.Tserennadmid--63 kg, Ts.Naranjargal--70 kg, Ts.Battsetseg--78 kg and D.Tserenkhand--+78 kg.
A World champion and Olympic bronze medalist Kh.Tsagaanbaatar; and a silver medalist of World championships D.Amartuvshin did not grab a medal.
The Ippon Trophy award went to B.Ariun-Erdene, a gold medalist of the men’s +100 kg; and Ts.Naranjargal, a winner of the women’s -78 kg.
The winners of each weight category are qualified to take part in the World championships, Grand Slam, Grand Prix and other other biggest tournaments, representing Mongolia.

Mongolian championship for amateur chess players finishes
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) Under auspices of the Speaker Z.Enkhbold, the national championship for amateur chess players took place on January 10-11 in the State House dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of the Constitution of Mongolia.
The tournament attracted some 94 male and 33 female players of the city and aimags. As the final results, a player of the capital city S.Altangerel won the men’s contest with 7.5 points, and he was followed by O.Tserendorj from Orkhon provice, and D.Duurenjargal from Dornod. A player from Uvs aimag T.Mart won the women’s contest with 7 points.
Moreover, the best senior players were selected.

Stock Exchange News for January 12
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, January 12 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Monday, a total of 12 thousand and 011 units of 16 JSCs were traded costing MNT 18 million 030 thousand and 935.
"Khokh gan” /5,581 units/, “State Department Store” /1,415 units/, “Tavantolgoi” /1,267 units/, “Darkhan khuns” /970 units/ and "E-trans logistics” /970 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were "Tavantolgoi” (MNT five million 073 thousand and 278), "Darkhan khuns” (MNT four million and 850 thousand), “Atar-Orgoo” (MNT two million and 312 thousand), “UB-BUK” (MNT two million and 150 thousand) and "Bulgan guril tejeel” (MNT one million 165 thousand and 600).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 401 billion 770 million 925 thousand and 641. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 14,497.93, decreasing 15.01 units or 0.10% against the previous day.

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