Khuvsgul Lake area to be developed as eco-tourism zone
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. During its meeting held on August 21, the Cabinet approved a resolution to make an area around the Khuvsgul Lake an Eco-tourism region in order to safeguard the eco-system of the Lake and develop sustainable and environment-friendly tourism. The Khuvsgul Lake, containing almost 70 percent of Mongolia's fresh water, is one of the most popular tourism destinations of Mongolia and surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Cable cars to be introduced near Manzushir monastery
The construction of ‘Manzushir’ cultural, religious and tourism complex on the remains of Manzushir monastery commenced today on August 21.
Green loans to be provided to individuals
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the National Committee for Environmental Pollution Reduction signed an agreement on Green loan with three commercial banks on August 15. The loan is targeted to finance the home insulation, electric heating and eco toilets of ger area residents.
“Poor pasture management ruining Mongolia’s grasslands”
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On August 14, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Mongolia, global humanitarian organization, in cooperation with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry organized a discussion under the theme “Proper pasture management and breeding of fine wool sheep”. The meeting convened to deliberate on issues of pastureland degradation, which affected some 60 percent of the land surface of Mongolia and its prevention.
Saiga antelope migration between Mankhan and Durgun soums increases
The small number of saiga antelopes settled in Mankhan soum of Khovd aimag used to be separated into two parts, with one part of the population in the Durgun khuren steppe and the other at the Khuis Gobi area.
National program on soil conservation and reduction of land degradation approved
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On August 14, A national program on Soil conservation and reduction of land degradation was approved at a cabinet meeting.
Results and achievements of FAO project on forestry promoted to public
A tour was organized in the Khuvsgul and Bulgan aimags in aims of discussing the results of the project, ‘Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation, SFM and carbon sink enhancement into Mongolia’s productive forest landscapes’ and exchanging experiences.
Tost and Toson Bumba Mountain Nature Reserve boundary expanded
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. During the Cabinet meeting held today, August 14, a resolution was approved to take a total of 896.5 thousand ha land of the Tost and Toson Bumba Mountain nature reserve under State Special Protection, after expanding previous boundary by 154.3 thousand ha.
Mining license of "South Gobi Coal Trans” company revoked
On August 12, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority, the Implementing Agency of the Mongolian Government made a decision to withdraw the special license for mining granted to the “South Gobi Coal Trans” company on a specially protected zone of Tost, Toson Bumba Nature Reserve in Gurvantes soum of Umnugobi aimag, Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat informed.
Meeting between Deputy Ministers of Environment of Mongolia and Japan takes place
On August 8, Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Ts.Batbayar held an official meeting with his Japanese counterpart Ichiro Kanke.
Environment and Tourism Minister pays visit to China
Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat paid a visit to Gansu province of the People’s Republic of China between July 28 and August 2.
Insulated ger with new design shows good results
Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan received the project team of ‘New Home’ led by project director Peter F. Meurs on July 31.
Mongolian and Korean hikers' joint walking held
Within the memorandum of cooperation between the Tourism Department of the Capital City and ‘Jeju Olle’ Foundation, on July 17 hikers of Mongolia and South Korea did joint walking along Mongol Olle trail, which was opened in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.
Solid waste recycling plant to be built in Erdenet
According to an intergovernmental agreement between Mongolia and Poland, solid waste recycling plant is to be built in Erdenet city. The Government of Poland funds the project with soft loan of EUR 9 million.
Mayor of Ulaanbaatar receives representatives of Ukrainian companies
Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan received Director of the Ukrainian company, ‘Energoekspert’, Ivashchenko Evgen and Director of ‘Teplonenergo’ Rymarenko Oleg Vladimirovich on July 19. The meeting was attended by Advisor to the Governor of the Capital City M.Mend-Ochir, Head of the Development Policy and Planning Department at the Governor’s Office of Ulaanbaatar city N.Otgonbayar, Director of ‘Monteplon’ LLC O.Khurelbaatar, and corresponding officials.
Special interest tourism developing in Bulgan
Local administration of Bulgan aimag is maintaining policy to develop specific regions for special interest tourism and strengthen partnership between public and private organizations in this direction.
4.6 magnitude earthquake occurs in Tuv aimag
The Department of Seismology at the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake occurred an area 5 km away from Bayantsogt soum of Tuv aimag at 11:47 pm, yesterday on July 18.
‘Mother Ocean’ eco campaign takes place at Khuvsgul Lake
The campaign, ‘Mother Ocean’ eco-culture campaign is taking place at Khuvsgul Lake in Khatgal on July 10-17.
Project on enhancing waste management kicks off in Murun soum
A project on enhancing the waste management of Murun soum is now being implemented in Khuvsgul aimag.
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