1,816 lives saved in the first five months
As of the first five months of 2021, 1,782 disastrous occurrences have been recorded. As a result, 370 people died, 357 injured and 153,365 livestock died and caused loss of MNT 9.9 million, according to National Emergency Management Office (NEMA).
Book Festival 2021 kicks off
Under the auspices of Speaker of the State Great Hural G.Zandanshatar, ‘Book festival -2021’ is being organized between June 11 and 13 at the Sukhbaatar square in Ulaanbaatar city.
22 students to be sent to Poland for study annually
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Republic of Poland B.Dorj and Polish Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek renewed the Program for Cooperation in Higher Education between Mongolia and Poland in Warsaw, Poland, on June 10.
Daily coronavirus cases rise to record 1,622, with eight deaths
Daily COVID-19 press briefing for today, June 11, by the Ministry of Health, reported that 1,622 new coronavirus cases were detected after a total of 10,653 PCR tests were performed nationwide in the past 24 hours.
270 citizens brought back on charter flight from Seoul
At 10.03 pm on June 10, a charter flight en route Seoul - Ulaanbaatar landed at Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport. 270 citizens were brought back on the flight.
Candidates in Mongolia’s presidential election could campaign freely, int'l observers say
Mongolia’s presidential election was well run in difficult circumstances and candidates were able to reach out freely to voters, but overly restrictive candidate eligibility and the blurred line between journalism and political advertising as well as the absence of public debate limited the range of choices and information for voters, international observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) said in a statement on June 10.
Corruption risk assessment in public institutions of Mongolia
Mongolian Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) has been conducting Corruption risk assessments in public institutions since 2018. In accordance with Article 6 of Anti-Corruption law, National Anti-Corruption Strategy approved by the Parliament in 2016, the ‘Methodology for assessing corruption risk in public institution’ was approved.
Minister of Labour and Social Protection attending 109th International Labour Conference
A national tripartite delegation led by Minister of Labour and Social Protection A.Ariunzaya is virtually attending the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.
National program on annual medical checkups to be developed
At a regular meeting of the Cabinet on June 8, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene obliged the corresponding ministers to develop a national program for involving citizens in annual medical checkups.
1312 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed
It was reported during today's press briefing of the Ministry of Health that 1312 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mongolia after 8500 tests performed in the past 24 hours.
Views exchanged on future possibilities to enhance long-standing cooperation
On June 4, the Country Representative of the Asia Foundation Mark Koenig met with the Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar.
Legal aid clinic opened through project on strengthening response to gender-based violence
The International Legal Development Organization is currently implementing a project, ‘Strengthening the Response to Gender-based Violence in Mongolia’ with financing from the Government of Canada.
Reporters Without Borders urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the three candidates in the 9th June 2021 presidential election in Mongolia to voice their support for future press freedom reforms as the best way to improve public affairs transparency and combat corruption.
1,267 new cases of COVID-19 detected in the past 24 hours
At the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Health today on June 8, it was reported that 1,267 new cases were detected in Mongolia after testing 9,631 people nationwide within the past 24 hours. More specifically, 962 new cases were detected in the capital city, with 305 cases in rural regions.
China Matters explores the secrets of the 'Queen of Chinese Green Tea'
Around mid to late March each year, farmers in southeastern Chinese city of Hangzhou are busy picking tea leaves. The Longjing tea, a precious Chinese green tea specially grown in Hangzhou, needs to be collected within one to two weeks to maintain its tender nature.
48 thousand doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca received through COVAX Facility
On June 6, the Government of Mongolia received 48,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZD1222) vaccine through the COVAX Facility.
Roundtable meeting takes place during St.Petersburg International Economic Forum
Within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2021) held on June 2-5 in St. Petersburg, Russia, a roundtable themed ‘Developing SMEs through Russian-Mongolian international integration and cross-border cooperation’ was held.
Export Promotion Council holds its third meeting
The 3rd meeting of the Export Promotion Council headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs was successfully held on June 4 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mongolia reports 1177 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths
At the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Health today on June 7, it was reported that 1,177 new cases were detected in Mongolia after testing 6,248 people nationwide within the past 24 hours. More specifically, 867 new cases were detected in the capital city, with 310 cases in rural regions.
MNT 216 billion provided to seniors who had no pension loan debts
In January 2020, the Parliament of Mongolia, State Great Khural, approved a law on one-time cancellation of pension-backed loan debts and other accompanying regulations. The one-time cancellation of pension-secured loan debts under the 2020 law was subject to outstanding pension loan balance of up to MNT 6 million and pensioners who hold debts more than MNT 6 million were required to pay off the remaining amount themselves.
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade