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The man developing a new culture in Mongolia – right under our noses

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By Lucy Thompson “Perfume is an art.” This is the firm belief of Orchlon Narantsetseg. N.Orchlon, a Mongolian born lawyer working in the Netherlands, is passionate about fragrance collecting and has spearheaded a movement which is seeing fragrance loving develop at an incredible rate in this country. The Mongolian Fragrance Lovers Group on facebook currently [...]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Newest National Park: Landmark for Snow Leopard Protection

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By Rebecca Cook On April 14, Parliament approved the proposal to form the Tost Tosunbumba National Park in Umnugovi Province. The decision is a significant achievement for the continued struggle to protect the endangered snow leopard species that resides there, as well as for the global conservation effort. The new National Park status means that [...]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Customs tax raised for over 100 products

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By Ch.KHALIUN The Ministry of Industry decided to increase customs tax tariffs by five to twenty percent for over 100 goods in 14 categories, a decision made under the ministry’s policy to support domestic products replacing imports. The Industry Ministry declared 2016 the year for supporting domestic production and sales. The ministry says it is [...]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Business & Economics | Read More »

5 billion MNT bridge collapses after heavy rain

The bridge in Tes soum after heavy rain on Saturday

By B.KHASH-ERDENE A newly built bridge in Tes soum of Uvs Province collapsed on Saturday during a heavy rain. The bridge was commissioned by the Roads and Transportation Ministry at the cost of 5.38 billion MNT and spans 325 meters. The concrete bridge was built by HKB International Holding LLC of China and became operational [...]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Acting Health and Sports Minister reports on current state of measles outbreak

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By E.OYUNDARI Acting Minister of Health and Sports Ts.Oyunbaatar delivered a report during Monday’s Cabinet meeting on the current state of the measles outbreak and measures the ministry has taken in response. Ts.Oyunbaatar said that as of April 25, 2016, a total of 17,357 cases of the measles were recorded nationwide, with 1,366 cases being [...]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Good Students program to offer student loans

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By E.OYUNDARI During Monday’s regular Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet’s ministers approved the Good Students program to offer university students with loans for tuition. The Good Students program aims to enhance public access to higher education; to improve the competency, responsibility and independence of students; and to improve opportunities for students to study by supporting competition [...]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

FROM BLACK TO BLUE

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Professor Gunter Pauli says that an economy reaches sustainability when it is ensured that people’s basic needs are met by using what is locally available. Focusing on this, he developed a new business model to supply high quality goods at cheap prices to the market. Pauli proved in practice that this business model can bring [...]

April 24th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Ts.Namuuntsetseg and O.Burmaa misses their chances for Olympic qualifications

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By B.TUNGALAG The first Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament to Rio 2016 in freestyle wrestling was held at Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Palace in Ulaanbaatar from April 22 to 24. More than 500 wrestlers from 80 countries competed for Olympic quotas. From Mongolia, Asian champion D.Khuderbulga (men’s 97 kg), International Sports Master Ts.Namuuntsetseg (women’s 48 kg), and [...]

April 24th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Development Bank CEO speaks about road financing

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Meat is supplied to the capital from three eastern provinces of Mongolia. It used to take two months for three hired shepherds to collect 600 sheep from eastern provinces and bring them to Ulaanbaatar. It’s reported that the total cost of transportation amounted to 20 million MNT within the span of two [...]

April 24th, 2016 | Posted in Prime Interview | Read More »

More than 300,000 UB residents to be vaccinated for measles

By B.KHASH-ERDENE The Capital City Health Department announced that more than 300,000 people will be vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The immunization program will start next month and will primarily involve vulnerable groups such as students and children. The department advised young people to actively participate in the immunization program and prevent [...]

April 24th, 2016 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

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