Russian Knights to perform aerobatics in Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Within the framework of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Khalkhiin Gol, many events are planned in the coming few weeks.
Academic conference on Khalkhiin Gol Battle being held
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Victory of the Battle of Khalkhiin Gol, the government of Mongolia, Ministry of Defense, National Defense University, and the Institute for Defense Studies are organizing the ‘Battle of Khalkhiin Gol - 80’ academic conference today, on August 23.
60-km road newly built in Bayan-Ulgii as part of western region road network
During his working trip to the Bayan-Ulgii aimag, Minister of Road and Transport Development B.Enkh-Amgalan has examined the progress of the construction of a 60-km long road from Khashaat to Tolbo in the Bayan-Ulgii aimag. It was reported that the construction is now completed and the road opened to vehicles. The construction, executed by Chinese "China Huashi Enterprises” company, started in 2015.
Canadian travelers climb to the top of Mount Khuiten
Canadian father and son travelers, Khobe and Jamie Clarke, has recently climbed to the peak of Mount Khuiten, one of the summits of the Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains. We did an interview with the travelers that are filming a documentary as they travel in Mongolia.
“The Youth for English” program wraps up
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Under the auspices of the President of Mongolia, a campaign “English-speaking students” was carried out and the closing ceremony took place today, August 21, at the central square.
Mongolia welcomes 215 thousand tourists in the first half of 2019
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism reported Mongolia received around 215.780 tourists in the first half of 2019. Compared to the same period of last year, the number increased by 6.4 percent or 13 thousand tourists. The highest number of foreign tourists came from Taiwan, China, which is 2020 tourists. The number of Taiwanese tourists to travel in Mongolia increased by 30 percent from that of last year.
Countries required to partner in prevention of pandemic
The 13th Biregional Meeting of National Influenza Centres and Influenza Surveillance in the Western Pacific and South-East Asia Region jointly organized by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization kicked off on August 21.
Officials participate in Dushanbe Regional Conference on DRR
Head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Major-General T.Badral and Head of the NEMA Disaster Risk Management Department D.Baasansuren attended the regional conference on disaster risk reduction and the implementation of the Sendai framework program for disaster risk reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030 hosted by the Government of Tajikistan in Dushanbe on August 21.
Russian Army General visiting Mongolia
O.L.Salyukov, General of the Army and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, is paying an official visit to Mongolia on August 20-22.
Foreign Minister meets USAID Mission Director to Mongolia
On August 21, Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar met with U.S. Agency for International Development's Mission Director to the Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia Lawrence Hardy and Ambassador of the United States to Mongolia Michael Klecheski.
National program approved to develop physical culture and sports
On August 21, the Cabinet approved the National Program on development of physical culture and sports and assigned the corresponding minister to oversee its implementation.
State policy on tourism approved
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August 21, State Policy on Tourism was approved by the cabinet. Corresponding ministers Environment and Tourism Minister N.Tserenbat, Finance Minister Ch.Khurelbaatar and National Development Agency Director B.Bayarsaikhan were assigned to allocate the required financing in the annual economic and social development directions, state budget and state investment programs as well as in the international organizations’ loan and assistances or fund with the help of public-private partnerships.
Mongolian students overseas to convene
Mongolians Studying Overseas Conference Hungary 2019 will take place on October 1-2 in Hungary.
Energy Minister meets ESCAP Executive Secretary
On August 20, Minister of Energy Ts.Davaasuren met with Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Armida Alisjahbana.
129.4 km paved road between Bayankhongor soum and Baidrag Bridge opens
A new 129.4 kilometer paved road from Bayankhongor soum center to Baidrag Bridge in Bayankhongor aimag opened for vehicles. The road allows western aimags to be connected to the country’s horizontal auto roads.
Environment Minister meets BFA Chairman
Delegates headed by Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations were received by the Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat on August 20.
Views exchanged on organization of joint exhibition with German delegation
President of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) D.REgdel received the German delegation led by the director of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, renowned art historian Dr. Gregor Jansen and Cultural Envoy of Mongolia O.Oyuntuya on August 19.
O.Bayandalai to travel to Kazakhstan on bike
Native of Altantsugts soum of Bayan-Ulgii aimag O.Bayndalai successfully finished his cycling journey across Mongolia in July 21. The athlete, who traveled 6300 km during his journey through every aimag, has decided to set off to the Republic of Kazakhstan on his bike next week.
Barriers to applying for South Korean visa discussed
Minister of Foreign Affairs D.Tsogtbaatar on August 20 met with Chief of the Korean Immigration Service of the country’s Ministry of Justice Cha Gyu-geun, who is on a visit in Mongolia.
Mongolian-Russian joint military drill launches
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolian-Russian joint military tactical training “Selenge-2019” started at the training field of the 327th military unit of the military armed forces in Choibalsan city, Dornod aimag. The military exercise, involving more than 1500 military personnel of the two countries, will last until August 27 in Choibalsan city.
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