Mongolia to prepare to buy AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine
On November 30, President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa held a meeting with officials from British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca via teleconference to exchange information on supplying coronavirus vaccine being developed by the company to Mongolia.
Special committee to be set up to look into Oyu Tolgoi underground development issues
On November 30, Oyu Tolgoi Board of Directors resolved to establish a special committee to study the reasons behind the cost overrun and delay in the development of Oyu Tolgoi underground mine, and draw conclusion, according to the press release posted by the cabinet secretariat on its website.
Project to apply digital solutions for Mongolia’s agriculture to be implemented
On November 30, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry held a meeting with United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) Representative in Mongolia Vinod Ahuja and Asian Development Bank (ADB) County Director for Mongolia Pavit Ramachandran.
Mongolia to host 30th population census conference December 2-4
The National Statistics Office of Mongolia (NSO Mongolia) is to organize the 30th Population Census Conference in an online format between December 2, Wednesday and December 4, Friday in cooperation with the Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of America, Asia and the Pacific (ANCSDAAP) and Statistics Korea.
EU and Mongolia discuss bilateral relations in development cooperation
On 24 November 2020, the European Union and Mongolia confirmed their good bilateral relations, and the willingness to further strengthen the development cooperation agenda.
Chamber of Commerce releases survey results on COVID-19 lockdown impact on businesses
With a view to lessen the extent of local spread of COVID-19 pandemic, a nationwide lockdown is ongoing in Mongolia from November 11 until December 1, 2020, with nonessential businesses are told to close down.
Additional beds available for COVID-19 patients' treatment
On November 25, Chair of the State Emergency Commission Ya.Sodbaatar and Minister of Health T.Munkhsaikhan visited the National Center for Maternal and Child Health in Khan-Uul District and a general clinic in the 21st khoroo of Songinokhairkhan District.
Vehicles submerged in Khuvsgul lake to be retrieved
In accordance with a survey made by some government organizations, there are more than 50 fuel trucks that have became submerged in deep water of the Khuvsgul Lake in Khuvsgul aimag of Mongolia since the 1950s, and 17 of them were retrieved at that time.
Joint statement by UN in Mongolia on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, all 11 entities of the United Nations System in Mongolia reiterate the position that violence against women and girls and boys in private and public spaces is a grave violation of their human rights with profoundly detrimental impacts on their physical, psychological, sexual and reproductive health.
President Battulga vetoes 2021 state budget law and appropriation laws
President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa has vetoed 2021 state budget bill and appropriation bills. The notifying letter was submitted to Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the State Great Khural of Mongolia G.Zandanshatar, yesterday, November 24.
‘COVID-19 crisis emergency legal advice to SMEs in Mongolia’ project kicks off
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Advice for Small Business (ASB) team in Mongolia is carrying out ‘COVID-19 crisis emergency legal advice to SMEs in Mongolia’ project to help small and medium-sized businesses grow and succeed, becoming genuine catalysts for their local economies, then their region.
Deputy Mining Minister works at Gashuunsukhait border checkpoint
As per the decision dated November 21 by the chair of the State Emergency Commission, a working group headed by Deputy Minister of Mining O.Batnairamdal is working at the Gashuunsukhait border crossing checkpoint in Umnugobi aimag.
16 days’ campaign against Gender-Based Violence starts today
The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign for 2020 launches today with the theme “No More Violence: End Gender-Based Violence at Home, in the Workplace, and in Public Spaces”. The campaign is led by United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) and the Mongolian Government, with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar’s 2021 budget bill submitted
On November 24, Governor and Mayor of the Capital city of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar submitted the 2021 budget bill of Ulaanbaatar city to Chair of the Citizens’ Representatives’ Khural of Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolia-ROK Intergovernmental joint committee meets online
On November 24, the fifth meeting of the Joint Committee between the governments of Mongolia and the Republic of Korea was held virtually. The meeting, attended by corresponding government officials, was headed by Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Sarangerel from the Mongolian side and Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Tae-ho from the Korean side.
Food assistance to be provided to children in need
On November 23, the cabinet convened for an irregular session and decided to re-distribute food products put aside for ‘School Lunch’ program of general education schools as well as food supply of dormitories of kindergartens and secondary schools.
Tsagaannuur border point periodically open for petroleum imports
Deputy Prime Minister Ya.Sodbaatar has informed that the Tsagaannuur border crossing checkpoint in Bayan-Ulgii will open from today for petroleum imports.
State Emergency Commission convene to discuss COVID-19 matters
The State Emergency Commission convened yesterday, November 22, to exchange latest updates and make decisions concerning on the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Ya.Sodbaatar, Minister of Road and Transport Development L.Khaltar, Minister of Health T.Munkhsaikhan and media representatives.
Some banks open from today for essential services
As allowed by the State Emergency Commission, some commercial banks started working from today, November 23, Monday, to provide essential services for those who are not able to receive bank services online.