Korean unification discussed in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolia branch of the Southeast Asian region of the National Advisory Council for a Peaceful and Democratic Unification under the President of the Republic of Korea with a support from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ulaanbaatar hosted an international academic conference under the theme “Unity of the Korean Peninsula - 2019” on October 8 in Ulaanbaatar city.
Photo exhibition in pedestrian tunnel in city center unveils life in UB
A pedestrian tunnel located in the Ulaanbaatar city center known as “Khunsnii 20 tunnel” has been renovated by public-private partnership of Elite Construction LLC and Governor's office of the Capital city. The redevelopment work has been performed from April 25 to June 25 of this year in accordance with an order of Ulaanbaatar city mayor S.Amarsaikhan with an aim to improve the living environment of the residents and cater for pedestrian safety needs.
CNA's new documentary show explores Mongolia's role on Belt and Road Initiative
Ulaanbaatar /MOTSAME/ Channel News Asia TV (CNA), English language news channel based in Singapore, has recently released a new episode of its documentary series titled ‘The New Silk Road: Road to Russia’.
Permanent Representative addresses UNGA’s Second Committee
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. General Debate of the Second Committee of 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly commenced on October 7 with participating countries expressing their positions on a wide array of issues related to economic growth and development such as macroeconomic policy questions; financing for development; sustainable development; human settlements; globalization and interdependence; eradication of poverty; operational activities for development; agriculture development, food security and nutrition; information and communications technologies for development; and towards global partnerships.
Young innovator selected to compete at Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 4, ‘Falling Walls Lab Mongolia’ conference to select the best researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals to compete at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Assistant US Trade Representative hosts GSP outreach seminar in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Assistant United States Trade Representative Edward Gresser hosted a seminar in Mongolia on how to increase exports to the United States on October 4.
Mongolia’s women team qualified for quarters of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The FIBA 3x3 Under-23 World Cup 2019, a 3x3 youth international tournament was held in Lanzhou city of China last week. Both Mongolian women and men’s teams achieved great success at this year’s FIBA 3x3 Under-23 World Cup, producing several victories in each of their pool stages against world leading teams.
MCC Water Compact with USD 350 million investment introduced
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In September 2018, Government of Mongolia and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent US government agency signed USD 350 million MCC Water Compact aimed at improving water supply of Ulaanbaatar city. This is the second MCC Compact to be implemented in Mongolia. On October 4, Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (MCA Mongolia), program implementing agency, organized an event to introduce the Water Compact.
Parliament discusses 2018 state budget performances
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At its plenary session on October 4, Parliament approved equilibrated revenue of 2018 state budget performance at MNT 6.8 trillion and equilibrated expenditure at MNT 7.1 trillion.
Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots projects to Mongolia equal to USD 370 million
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Since 1990, around 400 projects with a total cost of USD 370 million have been carried out in Mongolia funded by the government of Japan, through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects.
National Foundation Day of South Korea celebrated in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the occasion of the National Foundation of South Korea, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mongolia organized a reception ceremony on October 3 in Ulaanbaatar with participation of Mongolian Parliament members, foreign ambassadors in Ulaanbaatar, heads of nongovernmental organizations and South Korean nationals living in Mongolia.
World Plus digital magazine platform launches in Japan
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A soft launch of World Plus (W+), an innovative and truly digital magazine publishing platform produced by a team of Mongolian developers of the World Plus International, Inc, was held in Tokyo, Japan on October 2.
UK Minister for Asia meets local media
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Heather Wheeler, Minister of Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, who is visiting Mongolia on October 3 and 4, held a press meeting and answered questions from reporters.
UK Minister for Asia meets Education Minister of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. United Kingdom Minister of State of Asia and the Pacific, Heather Wheeler MP is visiting Mongolia on October 3 and 4. On the first day of her visit, Minister held meetings with several Ministers in the Mongolian government, discussing a broad range of issues covering trade and investment, democracy and media freedom, climate change, the Illegal Wildlife Trade and wider geo-strategic issues.
Modernized payment system enables direct transfer of Government payments and allowances
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Bank of Mongolia in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank has implemented a low-value payment system modernization project, which allows the monthly Child Money benefits to be paid directly through an automatic bank transfer by the State Fund, in lieu of the Bank of Mongolia.
MNT 180 billion budgeted for pay raise of civil servants next year
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. When drafting state budgets for the next year, which has been currently under discussion by parliament, the government has budgeted around MNT 180 billion for the salary increase of the civil service employees or public servants. Minister of Labor and Social Protection S.Chinzorig underlined that the salary raise rate will be increased in coordination with inflation rate.
Foreign Minister taking part in Valdai Discussion Club annual meeting
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia D.Tsogtbaatar took part as a speaker in fourth session ‘Greater Eurasia as a New Form of Geo-Economic Space Organization’ of the Valdai Club's 16th Annual Meeting, being held in Sochi, Russia on October 1-3.
Safety First -2019 Forum being held
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolian Occupational Safety and Health Professional’s Association (MOSHPA) and Erdenet Mining Corporation are hosting a joint conference, “Safety First 2019” on October 1-2, 2019 in Ulaanbaatar. The conference is being organized in its eighth year under a theme ‘Leadership in Safety’ to play a part in improving national occupational safety and health system.
Rio Tinto to partner with National University of Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 1 in Ulaanbaatar, Rio Tinto signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National University of Mongolia (NUM), formalizing a partnership to sponsor the 2020 Startup Lab Program, offer real world work experience to students through internship opportunities and explore opportunities to establish a lecture series promoting responsible mining.
Mongolian delegation attending ICAO Assembly
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolian Delegation led by L. Byambasuren, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority, is attending the 40th Session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada from September 24 to October 4, 2019.