Friday, August 8, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 7, 2014 Part I

M.Batchimeg MP Visits General-Consulate in USA

Ulaanbaatar, August 7 (MONTSAME) A member of the State Great Khural (parliament) Ms M.Batchimeg Monday legged Mongolia’s General Consulate in San Francisco.

She has been attending the Draper Hills summer training at the University of Stanford.
The parliamentarian met the Mongolians living in Bay Area of San Francisco. The General Consulate officials introduced to Ms Batchimeg their works and activities and shared with her views on matters concerning a protection of interests of Mongolians in the USA, an improvement of services, lessons of Mongolian  language and culture for the Mongolian children, a support for Mongolian students, and a development of Mongol studies in the USA. 

Exhibition of Medical Facilities to Be Mounted

Ulaanbaatar, August 7 (MONTSAME) First international exhibition of medical facilities and apparatus will be organized on August 27-29 in the "Misheel Expo" center.
Co-organized by the Ministry of Health, the "Misheel Expo" Group, the "Monolab" LLC, China’s SCIS LLC, and the Society of Medical Engineers, the exhibition will present the world’s biggest medical apparatus producers and suppliers such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Covidien, Pentax, Nihon Kohden, Belimed AG, ERBE, Kangda, KHB, Microport, KDL, Boxun, Siling, Sanyou, General Care and Medi Land. 
Apart of propagandizing the latest progressive hi tech for medical diagnosis and treatment, the action will also help to widen collaboration among the state, private sector and international organizations and to share experiences.
At the exhibition’s opening will Health Ministry, diplomats of the Chinese Embassy, authorities of the medical bodies and international organizations. 

FIBA 2014 Basketball World Cup to Be Transmitted by TV9 Channel

August 7 ( The 17th edition of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be hosted in the Kingdom of Spain between August 30th and September 14th and it will be the last time that the tournament will be held on the four-year cycle. The next FIBA World Cup will be held five years later in 2019.
Meanwhile, the Mongolian TV9 television channel has obtained the official right for live broadcasting the forthcoming 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in association with the MCS Coca Cola company, Skytel LLC, MNBA Sport TV along with the Mongolian National Basketball Association.
The presenters of the live broadcasting were selected as the Mongolian distinguished coach Ts.Tseverbal and the officers of the Mongolian National Basketball Association B.Damba and S.Tulga who will present the daily live basketball matches at 7:30 pm, 10:30 pm and 03:00 am each day according to the fixed schedule of the championship.
The TV9 channel will transmit the specially prepared introduction broadcast of each national basketball team daily at 10:30 pm starting from today.
The winner of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will automatically qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nomadic Fashion Show to Be Held in Tsonjin Boldog Resort


August 7 ( The "Nomadic Fashion Show" is to be held on coming August 20th in Tsonjin Boldog as one of the attractive resort complex in Mongolia where the giant statue of Chinggis Khaan structured in there. The forthcoming event has been organized by the Genco Tour Bureau in association with the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Mongolia along with the "Torgo" Fashion Salon accordingly.
This year’s nomadic costume fashion show will be an open air show in its’ first time through which the best Mongolian top models will present over 70 unique and ideal traditional costumes with modern and vanguard designs; as well as, the Mongolian Morin Khuur Ensemble, Merit Artist D.Bold, singer S.Naran, “Shanz 3” band, DJ Saran, DJ MAC from UK and the Mongolian contortionists will perform at the invitation from the organizers.
The show ticket costs 80,000 MNT (Tugrug) and the special buses will be under service at 6:00 pm on the event date to take each and every ticket holders from A Corpus, Bayangol Hotel to the Tsonjin Boldog resort complex where will also diversity of services available for the visitors’ convenience.
Elsewhere, the next years’ “Nomadic Fashion Show” was also prescheduled to be held on July 14, 2015 by the event organizers accordingly in advance.

First-Ever Embassy of Belarus Opens Its Gate in Ulaanbaatar City
August 7 ( Today on August 6th, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Mongolia, Mr. Stanislav Chepurny has handed over the credentials to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj respectively.
Afterwards, the President of Mongolia has received recently appointed Ambassador Stanislav Chepurny for a discussion and noted “Since the official visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus to Mongolia in 2013, the bilateral relations between the two countries have been developing in recent times and the result has been proven with this circumstance again that you appointed as the Ambassador from Belarus to Mongolia in terms of establishing the Embassy of Belarus in our capital city.
This noticeable event will surely contribute to our further bilateral cooperation development and I hope that Mongolia will be the wide open bridge to connect Belarus with the emerging Asian market; at the same time, the Republic of Belarus will also become for us a trustworthy bridge to the European market in the future”.
As of today, there are 21 overseas ambassadors currently residing in Ulaanbaatar city including the recent establishment of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Mongolia.

Speaker Leaves for Dornod
Ulaanbaatar, August 7 (MONTSAME) The Chairman of the State Great Khural (parliament) Z.Enkhbold Thursday left for Dornod aimag in order to take part in the Eastern Regional Assembly of the Union of Democratic Force (UDF).
To run August 8-9 near the Buir Lake in Khalkhgol soum, the assembly will bring together 500 members the UDF from Dornod, Khentii, Sukhbaatar, Gobisumber, Dornogobi aimag, the city’s Bayangol, Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, Khan-Uul, Bagakhangai, Baganuur and Nalaikh districts.
With a motto "Let’s reform our Mongolia", the UDF has elected the Parliament Speaker as its president, whereas current Minister of Population Development and Social Welfare S.Erdene has been elected the vice president.
The UDF comprises politicians such as G.Bayarsaikhan, a head of the parliamentary Standing committee on environment, food and agriculture, and D.Arvin MP.

International Quilting Exhibition opens
August 7 ( International Quilting Exhibition in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Mongolian Quilting Centre will be on display on the 2nd floor of the State Department Store on August 07-11.
The International Quilting Exhibition is organized by the Shine zamnal NGO.  During the exhibition day event for quilting art, quilting training courses by foreign specialists, quilting book opening, and exhibition and fair will be held.
International Quilting Exhibition will be presented by quilt artists from USA, Japan.

Ambassador Bold was invited to the Rotary Club of Sydney
August 6 (Mongolian Embassy in Australia) Ambassador of Mongolia, His Excellency Mr Bold was invited to speak at the luncheon of Rotary Club of Sydney on 5 August 2014 in Sydney. Ambassador Bold talked about Mongolia’s overview on politics, economics, investment as well as the business cooperation opportunities for the Australian companies and businessmen. Guests raised questions about stock market, relations with Russia and China and people’s health situation. Around 60 guests attended the meeting.
The Rotary Club of Sydney was the first Rotary Club in New South Wales, chartered on 7 May 1921. Recently, Rotary Club of Sydney was involved to donate 1000 blankets in cooperation with Wrap with Love to Erdeneburen sum of Hovd province of Mongolia. Rotary Club of Sydney meet every Tuesday at 12.30 pm for lunch, fellowship, networking and to listen to a stellar line-up of guest speakers. In its 90 years the Rotary Club of Sydney has raised millions of dollars for local charities and has established what are now prominent enterprises.

Dentists suggest Mongolians to cut sugar intake
August 6 ( 48 qualified dentists of the German Dental Association International charity organization carried out free dental examinations on 8000 patients in Bayankhongor aimag Mongolia. According to dental specialists 60-70 percent of both children and adults have dental problems.
Dentists are concerned that there are only a few children who have healthy teeth.
Sugar intake is blamed as a major contributor to the higher dental problems. German dentists suggest Mongolians to cut sugar intake and to focus on decreasing the number of shops where offer wide range of sweets and confections.
Bayankhongor is not the only place where dentist and dental equipment are needed.

Golomt Bank Cooperates with Hungarian Export-Import Bank
August 7 ( On July 31, 2014 a Medium Term Credit Facility agreement has been concluded between Golomt Bank and Hungarian Eximbank. The financial agreement was signed by Mrs. Luvsandorj BOLORMAA, Chief Investment Officer of Golomt Bank and by Mr. Andras Puskas, Deputy CEO, and Mr. Zsolt Demkó-Szekeres, Director, Trade Finance of Hungarian Eximbank in Budapest. The signing ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Mongolian Embassy in Budapest and the Ministry for National Economy of Hungary.
According to the cooperation agreement signed on July 31, Hungarian Eximbank is ready to finance investments and projects which are realized with purchasing Hungarian goods or services. Within the framework of this agreement, the banks will support Hungarian exports of medical equipment, environmental protection and water treatment equipment, and agricultural machinery to Mongolia.
At the ceremony CIO L.Bolormaa stated: "As Golomt Bank, we believe that this facility agreement will lead to strengthening of the already existing economic relationship of the two countries, Hungary and Mongolia. On the basis of this agreement, Golomt will show its best effort to support companies which will import goods and services from Hungary. Golomt is pleased to take the opportunity to contribute to further enhance current economic relationship between two nations".

Peacekeepers Pay Tribute to Military Banner
Ulaanbaatar, August 7 (MONTSAME) Mongolian troops of the 4th contingent of the Armed Forces--to serve with the UN mandate in the United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) operation in South Sudan--paid tribute to the Military Banner on Thursday.
Held in the General Headquarters of Mongolian Armed Forces (GHMAF), the ceremony was attended by Major-General B.Bayarmagnai, a deputy head of the GHMAF; Brigadier-General J.Badambazar, a department head of the GHMAF; authorities of the GHMAF departments and sections and of the Defense Ministry; and family members of the servicemen and military officers.
This time, our 850 troops will be headed by Lieutenant-Colonel M.Batchuluun. Main objective of their service within the UNMISS is to support South Sudan in ensuring security and peace.
Mongolia has been participating in the UNMISS since 2012.

Stock Exchange News for August 7
Ulaanbaatar, August 7 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Thursday, a total of 22 thousand and 271 shares of 20 JSCs were traded costing MNT 12 million 814 thousand and 200.00.
"Silikat” /5,500 units/, "Remikon” /4,363 units/, "Hai Bi Oil” /3,505 units/, "Mongolia Development” /2,584 units/ and "Olloo” /2,113 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value--"Sharyn gol” (MNT one million and 865 thousand), "Mongolia Development” (MNT one million 679 thousand and 600), "Gobi” (MNT one million 532 thousand and 600), "Shivee ovoo” (MNT one million 433 thousand and 500) and "Hai Bi Oil” (MNT one million 366 thousand and 950).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 600 billion 600 million 096 thousand and 811. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,936.48, increasing by MNT 118.00 or 0.75% against the previous day.

Our Players Competing in Chess Olympiad
Ulaanbaatar, August 7 (MONTSAME) Players of the national teams for chess are taking part in the 41st World Chess Olympiad which is running in Tromso city, Norway.
After five games, the men team is staying on 67th place out of 177 countries after achieving three wins and losing to France and Croatia. In the latest game, this team defeated the Tajiki rival, where G.Monkhgal won and others had draws.
The women team had a draw with the Vietnamese on the fifth game. So far, they have got three wins, one loss (France) and one draw. The women are 27th out of 139 countries.
The Bermuda Party took place Thursday on the tournament’s holiday.

Political Consultative Meeting Held
August 5 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) The first political consultative meeting was held between Foreign Ministries of Mongolia and Austria in Ulaanbaatar on August 4, 2014.
The meeting discussed a wide range issues concerning bilateral relations and cooperation, particularly, the strengthening of economic relations and cooperation between Mongolia and Austria, effective use of soft loan provided by Austria, mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports, and collaboration in strengthening of Diplomat Academy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia. 
The sides shared views on international and regional issues of mutual concern and emphasized an importance of supporting each other on international fora and holding such meetings regularly.

E.Ganzorig becomes Mister Mongolia for the second time
August 7 (UB Post) The 23rd Mongolian Mister Bodybuilding Championship was held on August 2, at UB Palace. The competition was organized by the Mongolian Bodybuilding Fitness Federation and 89 athletes from 27 organizations competed in the championship.
Male bodybuilders competed in five weight categories.
Athlete Battuvshin of Golden Gym Club won the 65 kg weight class, L.Saruulbat of Chiireg Mongol Club won the 70 kg, G.Dorj of George Gym Club won the 75 kg, E.Ganzorig of All Masters Club, who won the previous year’s contest, seized the gold medal again, this time in the 80 kg, and J.Nurlan of Khar Irves Club won the 85 kg.
In the women’s bodybuilding category, B.Enkhtsatsral won the title of Mongolian Miss.
E.Zolboo, athlete of All Master Club, won the men’s fitness category and S.Gansaruul, athlete of California Fitness Club, won the women’s fitness contest.
In the model category for women, B.Oyungerel won the contest for women under 163 cm and B.Enkhtsatsral won the above 163 cm category.

FDI to Mongolia declines by 70%
August 7 (UB Post) Mongol bank reports that as of the first half of this year, Mongolia attracted 380.3 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI), which is a decrease of 70 percent, or 873.2 million USD, from the same period in 2013.
More than 205 million USD of the total FDI was additional investments made in ongoing projects, and the rest was operational costs funded by revenue and other investment packages. Mongol bank said it sees bright prospects for further foreign investment.
As of the first half of this year, outbound investment increased to 9.9 million USD, up by 1.2 million USD from figures from May. Most of the outbound investment was additional investment. In addition, revenue derived from total investments rose to 344.3 million USD.
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