Hair and beauty salons, non-grocery stores reopen today
On January 22, 2021, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city D.Sumiyabazar issued a decision on some additional measures to take in Ulaanbaatar city amid the ongoing heightened state of readiness to prevent from COVID-19 outbreaks.
19 new coronavirus cases reported, total stands at 1,611
As reported by the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) today, January 23, 19 new positive cases of coronavirus have been detected in the past 24 hours.
Letter on nomination for PM presented to President
Head of the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) caucus in the State Great Khural D.Togtokhsuren MP and Chairman of the Standing Committee on State Structures L.Enkh-Amgalan presented the official letter on the nomination for appointment as Prime Minister to Chief of Staff of the President’s Office U.Shijir.
Agreement signed to establish institute for bank employees specialization
The signing ceremony of the ‘Cooperation Agreement’ was held today among the Bank of Mongolia, the Mongolian Bankers Association and the Federal Republic of Germany’s ‘Sparkasse’ bank fund.
Batdavaa appointed as chairperson of National Statistics Office
On January 20, plenary session of the State Great Khural approved to appoint Batdavaa Batmunkh as the Chairperson of the National Statistics Office of Mongolia.
Eight people infected with coronavirus in the capital city
As reported by the National Center for Communicable Diseases, 8 people were diagnosed with coronavirus after performing PCR testing on 15,546 people nationwide on January 21.
Cooperation in the field of free zones – A bilateral document between Mongolia and Turkey signed In Ankara
On January 21. 2021, Mr. Bold Ravdan, Ambassador of Mongolia to Turkey and Mrs. Gonca Yilmaz Batur, Deputy Trade Minister of Turkey signed “Memorandum of Understanding between Mongolia and the Republic of Turkey Regarding Cooperation in the Field of Free Zones” in Ankara.
Parliament approves PM Khurelsukh's resignation
On January 21, the plenary session of the State Great Khural, the parliament of Mongolia, held a discussion and voted on the resignation of Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh. 95.2 percent of members in attendance voting in favor of his departure.
Prime Minister decides to resign amid public protest over COVID-19 patient's treatment
Khuresukh Ukhnaa has just announced that he will be stepping down as the Prime Minister of Mongolia.
2020 recorded as one of the 6th warmest years since 1940
The average temperature for Mongolia in 2020 has been 1.1°C, making the year one of the 6th warmest years recorded since 1940, reported the National Agency of Meteorology and Environment.
NATO helps to strengthen Mongolia’s cyber defence capacity
On January 18, NATO marked the successful conclusion of a multi-year project designed to bolster the cyber defence capacity of Mongolia, one of NATO’s partners across the globe. The project ran between 2017 and 2020 and was supported by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
Presidential election scheduled for June 9, 2021
At its plenary session of the State Great Khural, the parliament of Mongolia held on January 20, 2021, the parliament resolution on setting the date for the 2021 Presidential Election was discussed and approved.
Deputy PM, Health Minister announce to resign following peaceful protest
n the evening of January 19, 2021, a live streaming news video showed a woman who gave birth a day before and her newborn baby being transferred from the Urgoo Maternity Hospital to the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) without any warm outerwear and footwear in cold weather, causing widespread public criticism.
COVID-19 cases in Ulaanbaatar on the rise as 32 reported today
Today, January 20, 32 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ulaanbaatar after performing PCR testing on 13,318 people nationwide since yesterday.
Deputy PM virtually meets with ADB Country Director
Deputy Prime Minister Ya.Sodbaatar yesterday held a virtual meeting with ADB Country Director for Mongolia Pavit Ramachandran, exchanging views on non-refundable aid and technical assistance projects and programs that are included in partnership strategy to be co-implemented with Mongolia in 2021-2024.
PCR Lab for COVID-19 testing opens at First Central Hospital
Molecular biology laboratory that is able to perform PCR testing has been established at the the First Central Hospital of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar as part of the government plan to strengthen preparedness during COVID-19 pandemic.
First certificate of origin within Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement presented
Mongolia has joined the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, becoming the 7th official member country. By joining the agreement, it becomes possible for domestic manufacturers to export a total of 10,667 types of products to the other six member countries, with 5-100 percent discount in taxes.
India to supply vaccines to Mongolia
In his official letter to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mongolian Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh expressed a request to receive the COVID-19 vaccine being produced by India.
Fodder aid delivered to aimags facing harsh winter conditions
A team led by State Secretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry T.Jambaltseren and Resident Representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Mongolia Vinod Ahuja worked in Uvurkhangai, Bayankhongor, and Gobi-Altai aimags that are facing severe winter weather on January 17-19 to deliver fodder aid.
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade