Licenses no longer required to conduct 74 types of services
Calls from citizens seeking inquiries and information related to 74 types of services accounted for 27.5 percent of the calls to the 1800-1200 Call Center of the Capital city.
D.Sumiyabazar: We will focus on increasing jobs, income, and employment
At an operational meeting of Ulaanbaatar city officials D.Sumiyabazar, Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar noted that 2022 will be a year dedicated to the prosperity of the citizens, and stressed that he will focus on increasing jobs, income, and employment.
BUDGET ON REDUCING TRAFFIC CONGESTION
During the extended meeting on May 19, 2021, for the first time, the Government of Mongolia discussed the pressing issues of Ulaanbaatar and made the decision to annually allocate MNT 420 billion to solve traffic congestion. Prior to this, the capital city authorities have been implementing several policies on reducing traffic congestion and all possible solutions that could be thought of except for those that required a large budget, such as subways, overhead roads, and bridges, and a unified traffic management system. This historic decision was made when Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Sumiyabazar Dolgorsuren and the city authorities cooperated with the Government to raise issues at a time when there was an urgent need for a comprehensive solution for the issue concerning decentralization.
YSC Program reviews the year of 2021
The Youth Sustainability Corps (YSC) program aims to foster environmental stewardship among Mongolian youths aged 15-22. Co-funded with the European Union, the Mongol Ecology Center established the YSC program in 2019.
Ulaanbaatar city authority fights corruption and supports businesses
Mr. Sumiyabazar Dolgorsuren, Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, signed off on the decision to enable 74 types of trade and services activities to be carried out freely based on their registration starting from January 1st, 2022, in accordance with the capital city’s laws, standards, and requirements.The 74 types of trade and services activities that can operate without permits given that they are registered with the tax authority and meet the relevant standards.
DAGVA RENTSENDAGVA: ELIMINATING CORRUPTION AND ENSURING ACCOUNTABILITY IS THE WAY TO DEVELOP
Mr. Dagva Rentsendagva noted “We are discussing ways to reduce and eliminate corruption and bureaucracy, which are the biggest obstacles to the well-being, rights and freedom of Mongolian people. Eliminating corruption and ensuring transparency, accountability, and responsibility is a way to have a positive impact on the cooperation between the state and is way to co-development. I hope that this forum, initiated by The Independent Authority Against Corruption, will be a useful forum that helps in realistically identifying the causes and conditions of corruption that hinder Mongolia’s development, and open up new ideas, ways and opportunities to eliminate corruption.”
FIRST CREDIT INFORMATION BUREAU LAUNCHED
The creative disruption of the fourth industrial revolution echoes across every sector of the economy, especially apparent in the financial industry. Private companies are evolving to provide efficient, transparent, and smart ecosystems for their customers, enabling lower costs and more timely financial services. Following the start of several successful fintech and cyber services, the first Credit Bureau license was granted by Mongolbank (Central bank of Mongolia) to Buren Score LLC.
Public buildings in Arkhangai aimag obtain energy performance certificates for the first time
The kindergarten building in Undur-Ulaan soum is one of 57 public buildings in 6 soums of Arkhangai aimag that have received energy performance certificates within the framework of the "CEMAATER-II – Energy efficiency and thermal comfort of educational buildings" project implemented by Geres International NGO in Arkhangai aimag.
Rio Tinto caught red-handed
While Rio Tinto has not provided concrete responses to the findings of the independent experts, Rio Tinto started to publicize their position on major global media outlets such as mining.com and financialtimes.com stating that “One of the factors that contributed to the US$1.45 billion cost overrun is the increase in investment costs for Mongolian workers.” In other words, while Rio Tinto initially explained “Cost overruns and project delays were due to ground conditions,” pointing at an inanimate object, they are now blaming their Mongolian workers. Outraged by the statement, the executives of Oyu Tolgoi’s mine workers’ trade union submitted a letter of demand to Kh. Amarjargal, Country Director in charge of Rio Tinto’s operations in Mongolia.
Mongolia is One Step Closer to Sustainable Production
Mongolia, known worldwide for its finest cashmere and unique nomadic culture, has approved the National MNS 6926:2021 - Standard for Sustainable Textile Production, in line with key government policies, including the country’s long-term development policy Vision 2050 and the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Furthermore, the National Standard indicators are in line with international standards, boosting the competitiveness of sustainably produced Mongolian genuine wool and cashmere products in foreign markets. The National Standard was officially approved by the Textile Technical Committee of the Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology, with the main objective to make the textile sector environmentally friendly, socially responsible and ethical. It covers a wide range of issues such as the rational use of natural resources, energy consumption, the use of chemicals, industrial waste, social responsibility, labor protection, and animal rights.
External Advisory Committee meeting of “Switch Off Air Pollution” project organized
Opening the meeting, Beatriz Maroto Izquierdo, Country Director of Geres INGO, lead implementer of the project emphasized that “Despite the difficult situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the project is being implemented successfully”. During the opening remarks, H.E. Mr. Sébastien Surun , Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the French Republic to Mongolia said that “I am grateful that this project against air pollution addresses environmental, economic and social factors together.”
Advancing gender equality in Mongolia’s construction sector
The construction sector is dominated by men, not only in Mongolia but also in countries throughout the world. Even in an advanced economy like the US, women consist of less than 1% of construction workers on the jobsite. Here at the EU Funded Switch Off Air Pollution Project (SOAP), we’re working to redefine the role of women in the construction sector by working with jobsite team leaders, locally known as brigade leaders, to break outdated gender norms and help them find the best construction workers, regardless of sex. But we’re also training women to join the booming construction sector.
Wool and cashmere factories commit to sustainable textile production
A total of 18 national textile industries have joined to a Voluntary Code of Practice (VCP) for Mongolian sustainable textile production, agreeing for an environmentally-friendly, socially sound, and economically viable production.The Voluntary Code of Practice aims to enhance and ensure a strong sustainability profile of the Mongolian wool and cashmere industry, allowing for better recognition in the global wool and cashmere market and increased sales due to a sustainability performance that stands out against ordinary textiles.
Kim Il Sung: Let us prevent a national partition and reunify the country
The policy of the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for independent, peaceful reunification clarified by President Kim Il Sung on June 23, 1973
Statement of First Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK
Choe Son Hui, first vice minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), issued the following statement on Wednesday.
DPRK Women Contributing to National Prosperity
In the DPRK where the sex equality is regulated by law and traits of giving priority to and respecting the women is established, our women have contributed to the prosperity of the country, enjoying all sorts of independent rights to the full.
Options for post pandemic business recovery for MSME in Mongolia
The impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Mongolia has been severe depending on size, sector, and other characteristics, but smaller businesses were hit harder than larger ones. Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are one of the most dynamic sectors in Mongolia. This sector comprises 77% of total registered business entities; 72% of the total workforce; 17.8% of Gross Domestic Product; and 2.3% of total exports. Women make up a large share of MSME entrepreneurs in Mongolia.
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’
D.Sumiyabazar: Law on Legal Status of Ulaanbaatar City has been successfully amended after 27 years