Mongolian and Chinese delegates agree on promoting “Tea Road tourism”
The Tea Road, a joint project of Mongolia, China and Russia for promoting tourism, has been chosen as a priority project to be implemented in frames of the three countries’ cooperation under the Agreement on Establishing Economic Corridor. The project was also discussed during the Second Ministerial Meeting for Tourism of Mongolia, Russia and China, took place on June 21 in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
Bulgan aimag hit by hailstones the size of tennis balls
It has been reported last night that Khutag-Undur soum of Bulgan aimag was hit by hailstones as big as the size of ping pong balls. “As far as we know, no person or livestock was injured. The storm lasted for about 20 minutes, but, with much intensity”, said J.Batsukh, a senior official in charge of disaster prevention of Bulgan’s Emergency Department.
Ministry increases number of livestock for butchering in anticipation of harsh winter
Approximately 66 million heads of livestock are expected to be overwintered next winter on the national level, reports the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry. Every year, more than 10 million livestock is used for meat.
Oil explorations being conducted on 25 sites
The Petroleum Authority has reported that they expect more than USD 50 million to be invested in oil exploration in 2017. As of June, 21 contracted companies are conducting exploration on 25 sites. Deals for exploration on three other sites and one open exploration, and a tender is underway for two sites, reports the authority.
Number of international travelers rises by 20 percent
In the first half of 2017, 2.8 million passengers crossed the border of Mongolia, which represents increase of 368.5 thousand passengers or 15.2% compared to the same period of 2016. Majority or 37.6% of inbound passengers have crossed through Zamiin-Uud immigration post, whereas 15.7% passed through Gashuunsukhait, 15.1% -- through Buyant-Ukhaa, 11.8% -- through Altanbulag, 6.6% -- through Shiveekhuren and 13.2% -- through other immigration posts.
Central Bank releases book on treasury
The Bank of Mongolia released a book called “Treasury Fund of Mongolia”, a compilation of narratives about the most distinguished items in the central bank’s treasury, as well as about the national paper bills and coins, commemorative coins and golden post stamps. The narratives are all written in both Mongolian and English.
Mongolian Yokozuna outclasses all-time record-holders in professional sumo
By winning July Nagoya Basho of professional sumo, Yokozuna Hakuho Sho, whose Mongolian name is Davaajargal Munkhbat broke all records in professional sumo, having claimed 1,050 career-wins and won 39 bashos (bimonthly tournaments). In 97 tournaments, Hakuho's career record now stands at 1,050 wins and 219 losses.
Tea Road Monument erected in Ulaanbaatar
A monument to the Tea Road through which, in ancient times, caravansary carried tea between Mongolia, China and Russia has been erected in the yard of Dulmaalin Monastery of Ulaanbaatar. Opening ceremony for the monument was held today.
Weather forecast until July 26
Temporary thunderstorms are expected in some parts of western, central and eastern aimags on July 23 and 25, in central and eastern aimags on July 25 and in central aimags and the Gobi on July 26. Winds will blow stronger before the rains.
President Kh.Battulga honored as Commander-In-Chief
Today, at the central square of Ulaanbaatar, the new President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa was honored and welcomed as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Ceremonial parade was commanded by General J.Badambazar, vice chairman of the General Staff of Armed Forces.
IMF team arrives to monitor implementation of EFF program
A monitoring team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reportedly arrived in Mongolia to get familiarized with the implementation of the Extended Fund Facility Program, which was authorized by the IMF Board on May 25.
Hakuho Davaajargal now holds record of most career wins in professional sumo
“Hakuho” titled M.Davaajargal, a grand champion of Japanese professional sumo, achieved the record number of wins in sumo’s history by claiming his 1,047th win in a bout with Sekiwake Tamawashi yesterday.
Forestry training center commences operation
Ceremony for commissioning of the building of a Training Center for Forestry was held today. Project on Training Center for Forestry has been under implementation since 2016 executed by KT&G social welfare organization of South Korea and the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism.
Today marks 25th anniversary of State Great Khural
Today is marking the 25th anniversary of the first day of operation of Mongolia’s first fully-functioning democratic parliament. On July 20 of 1992, the State Great Khural officially started functioning as a permanent legislature of Mongolia.
External trade surplus surges
In the first half of 2017, Mongolia traded with 139 countries and total trade turnover reached USD 5.0 billion, of which USD 3.1 billion were made up by exports and USD 1.9 billion, by imports. Total foreign trade turnover increased by USD 1.3 billion, in which, exports increased by USD 913.3 million, and imports, by USD 431.5 million against the same period of 2016.
Revenue of master budget increases
In the first six months of 2017, total revenue and grants of the General Government Budget amounted to MNT 3,276.5 billion and total expenditure and net lending amounted to MNT 4,017.1 billion, representing a deficit of MNT 740.7 billion.
India’s leaders congratulate Mongolia’s new president and convey invitation for visit
In separate signed messages, H. E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of Republic of India and H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India have extended warm felicitations to H.E. Mr. Kh. Battulga on his election to the Office of the President of Mongolia.
Speaker of Japan’s parliament starts visit, pays courtesy call on President
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Tadamori Oshima is paying a visit on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Today, he paid a courtesy call on Kh.Battulga, President of Mongolia.
New president of Mongolia to live in walking distance from his office, unofficial sources say
Sworn in on July 10, on the threshold of the National Naadam Celebrations, the fifth president of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa has refused to live in the state residence Ikh Tenger alongside Enkhbold Miyegombo, Speaker of Parliament, and Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister. For the last 63 years, all of the country’s leaders lived in Ikh Tenger situated on the north side of the Bogd Khan Mountain.