Bjørn Gaute Herlyng: I am satisfied with Mongolian battalion’s performance
As a part of his working visit to Bentiu town of South Sudan on July 23-24, Force Chief of Staff of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Brigadier Bjørn Gaute Herling familiarized with activities of Mongolian peacekeepers serving in the mission in the Republic of South Sudan.
Solid waste recycling plant to be built in Erdenet
According to an intergovernmental agreement between Mongolia and Poland, solid waste recycling plant is to be built in Erdenet city. The Government of Poland funds the project with soft loan of EUR 9 million.
MNCCI to cooperate with Italian Senior Expert Service
On July 24, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) and Italian Senior Expert Service (ISES) established a memorandum of cooperation.
Construction work of Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait railroad to commence next month
Minister of Road and Transport Development B.Enkh-Amgalan reports that the Cabinet resolved to continue construction of 208.5 km Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait railroad from August 15 and to commission in 2021.
‘Friendship road 1949-2019’ exhibition conducted
Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Ulaanbaatar Railway JVC, an exhibition entitled ‘Friendship road 1949-2019’ has been conducted on July 13-20 in Irkutsk, Russia.
Special interest tourism developing in Bulgan
Local administration of Bulgan aimag is maintaining policy to develop specific regions for special interest tourism and strengthen partnership between public and private organizations in this direction.
South Korea to assist preserving cultural heritage
The National Center for Cultural Heritage of Mongolia and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation today signed a memorandum of cooperation on preservation of cultural heritage.
Mongolian kids win medals at International Mathematical Olympiad
Mongolian pupils who participated in the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Bath, United Kingdom, won a gold, a silver and three bronze medals. With this success, Mongolian team was selected in the 26th place out of 116 countries.
Cabinet Meeting news in brief
At the meeting dated on July 18, the Cabinet made the following decisions.
E.Sodnompiljee wins gold at World Para Powerlifting Championships
Mongolian State Honored Athlete E.Sodnompiljee won a gold medal at 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships which is running these days in Nur-sultan, Kazakhstan.
Mongolia receives 247.3 thousand foreign tourists in the first half of 2019
In the first half of 2019, 2.8 million passengers (double counting) have crossed the border of Mongolia, increased by 55.5 thousand or 2.0 percent compared to the same period of previous year.
Total trade turnover reached USD 6.8 billion
In the first half year of 2019, Mongolia traded with 137 countries from all over the world and total trade turnover reached USD 6.8 billion, of which USD 3.9 billion were exports and USD 2.9 billion were imports.
Birth rate decreases in June
In the first half of 2019, 38.1 thousand mothers delivered 38.4 thousand babies (live births), increased by 29 mothers (0.1 percent) and 50 live births (0.1 percent) compared to the same period of previous year.
Foreign workers in Mongolia increased by 4.8 thousand
At the end of second quarter of 2019, 9.7 thousand foreign workers from 95 foreign countries were employed with labour contract in Mongolia.
‘Reducing social inequality’ seminar taking place
In frames of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Program, 3-day workshop themed ‘Reducing Social Inequality: From Knowledge to Government Policy’ began yesterday, July 17 at the State House.
Business confidence index shows optimistic results
According to a survey conducted by the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), Business Confidence Index 2018 had shown optimistic results or 0.47 for the first time.
Fitch affirms Mongolia at 'B'; Outlook Stable
On July 4, Fitch Ratings has affirmed Mongolia's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B' with a Stable Outlook.
Auto Recycling Center to be built in Nalaikh
South Korea invested Mongol Auto Recycle Park LLC is to establish an auto recycling center at the Nalaikh Industrial and Technology Park of Building Materials. The center's construction will be commenced in September 2019 and expected to be completed within first quarter of 2020.
Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship to be hosted in Mongolia
Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championship is to be hosted in Mongolia for the first time between July 17 and 20.
Lion of State E.Oyunbold wins this year's Naadam wrestling tournament
On July 12, Lion of State E.Oyunbold from Khentii aimag became the 24th State Champion, winning the wrestling tournament of the National Naadam Festival, the 2228th anniversary of Foundation of the first Mongolian State, the 813th anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire and the 98th anniversary of the Mongolian People’s Revolution.
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