Citizens called to combat air and environmental pollution together
A forum took place under the theme, ‘Let’s join forces against air and environmental pollution’, on April 9.
Mongolian artists meet requirement for international exhibition in Germany
22 Mongolian artists have met the requirements to present their works at the 21st Nord Art International Art Exhibition that will be taking place between June 1 - October 13.
South Korea to partner in purifying the water of Khangal river
The Governor’s Office of Orkhon aimag will be partnering with ‘Mongolian Hao Bio’ company of Republic of Korea, on several issues, such as purifying the water of Khangal river, reducing the white dust of the Erdenet Mining Corporation and producing fertilizers with the dust.
Young boxers to compete in Cologne Boxing World Cup
The young boxers of the Mongolian boxing team will be competing in the Cologne Boxing World Cup, which will take place in Cologne, Germany on April 9.
Representatives of ADB East Asia acquainted with Health Sector Development Projects
On April 5, head of the Public Administration Department of the Ministry of Health B.Tsogtbaatar received representatives led by Director General of the East Asia Department of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Amy Leung to introduce the implementation and achievements of the ADB projects, Fourth and Fifth Health Sector Development Project, at the National Blood Center.
New water sports centre to meet international standards
A water sports centre with two swimming pools of 25 metres and 50 metres is to be built in Ulaanbaatar to meet international standards to hold international competitions. Governor of the Capital City S.Amarsaikhan, Director of the Organising Committee of the Children of Asia International Sports Games 2020 D.Jargalsaikhan and President of the Mongolian Amateur Swimming Federation P.Batsaikhan signed a tripartite memorandum of cooperation on April 5.
A.Ganbaatar elected as AFC Vice President
At the 29th Congress of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 6, President of the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) A.Ganbaatar was elected as the East Zone Vice President for the AFC.
Eight new school buildings to be built in 2019
On April 4, the Governor’s Council of the Capital City discussed the issue of the capital city’s investment in the education sector in 2019, which will be funded from the state budget.
M.Urantsetseg wins silver at Antalya Grand Prix
Organized by the International Judo Federation, the Antalya Grand Prix took place in Antalya, Turkey on April 5-7. 479 judo athletes from 75 countries competed in the tournament.
Chairwoman of NSO to chair PARIS21 Board
Chairwoman of the National Statistical Office A.Ariunzaya has been chosen to chair the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) at the 2019 PARIS21 Board Meeting, which took place in Paris, France on April 3.
9th Annual International Forum on Children’s Sports takes place
The annual international forum under the theme, ‘Children’s Sports Today & Future’, was held on April 4. Organized for the 9th consecutive year, the forum’s main objective was to hold comprehensive discussions on the physical development of the youth as well as the progress and results of researches done by scholars and researchers in the field of physical culture and sports.
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh chosen as Head of Mongolian Soldiers’ Association
The first meeting of the Mongolian Soldiers’ Association NGO took place on April 4. The organization aims to develop patriotism in the future generations of Mongolia, protect the country’s independence, security and values and develop partnership between public organizations and associations.
Bayan Mongol Jazz Orchestra to renew its instruments with MNT 250 million
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Bayan Mongol Jazz Orchestra, Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh presented the necessary funds of MNT 250 million to renew the instruments of the orchestra.
Workshop on strengthening governance for health equity takes place
The Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) organized a workshop under the theme, ‘Strengthening governance for health equity to advance the sustainable development goals’, in Manila, Philippines on March 25-27. Head of the Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Health R.Oyunkhand, Head of the Health Department of Khuvsgul aimag M.Uuriinbayar, Deputy Head of the Health Department of the Capital City L.Zendmaa, officer at WHO Representative Office in Mongolia E.Erdenechimeg and senior specialist at the Ministry of Health P.Oyuntsetseg attended the workshop.
‘Patriotic purchase - Domestic production - 2019’ expo runs
Organized by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, the expo, ‘Patriotic purchase - Domestic production - 2019’, opened at the Misheel Expo center on April 2. The cabinet announced the year of 2019 as ‘The year to promote patriotic purchase’, coming to the decision to approve a list of 155 domestically produced goods that meet the quality standards and add them as basic terms of tenders.
Project on municipal solid waste management to be implemented
With the support of Asian Development Bank and the funding of Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, a project on municipal solid waste management will be implemented in Gobi-Altai in 2019-2021.
National history and culture promoted to Mongolian children living in Singapore
An event of the project, ‘Mon Heritage’, targeting the Mongolian children living in the Republic of Singapore, took place on March 31.
Protest demanding decrease of loan interest takes place
A protest demanding to decrease loan interest rates took place on April 1. With the signs, ‘Officials that took SME loans pay annual interest rate of 3 percent, real business owners pay 30 percent’, ‘Make mortgage interest rate 3 percent’ and ‘Lower the interest rate of salary and pension loans to 9 percent’, the protesters went around the State House and the Sukhbaatar Square with their cars.
Seminar on hazard management training takes place
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) organized a seminar under the theme, ‘Accident and hazard management team training’, in aims of introducing a management system during accidents and hazards, create the appropriate legal framework and train the emergency officials.
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