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Residents forced to give up land for UB road project

The expansion of a 4.6 kilometer road from Revolutionists’ Street (Khuvisgalchidiin Gudamj) to the new terminus of Zuragt and the Bayankhoshuu intersection is currently delayed due to residents’ reluctance to vacate their lands. In May, Express Zam began the expansion of the previously seven meter wide road to a fourteen meter wide road with 2.5 [...]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

UB road projects delayed by land disputes

“New roads will help to bring down traffic congestion but people aren’t giving up their land, which slows down road construction” reports the City Road Authority. Governor and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar E.Bat-Uul, City Governor Authority Director E.Gerelchuluun, General Manager of Ulaanbaatar B.Badral, and Head of the City Road Authority D.Nanzaddorj checked on the progress of [...]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

DEVELOPMENT STUCK IN THE MUD: CAUSE AND SOLUTION

Every responsible Mongolian today is concerned about the current outlook for the socio-economic development of Mongolia, economic decline, the growing gap between the rich and poor, and increased politicization in our society, and is looking for ways to make changes and fix these problems. The Democratic Party was once given a lot of faith and [...]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Dining Out with UB Foodies: Khaan Deli

Sometimes, as an expat or traveler, the things you miss most from abroad are the creature comforts. The simplicity of popping into a neighborhood diner for a hot cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast that you know. Khaan Deli provides that taste of home in an unpretentious, just as open to locals, no frills, [...]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

More torment for drivers in Ulaanbaatar

Life in the capital city is becoming more and more problematic and one of the main causes is traffic congestion. The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, E.Bat-Uul, frequently mentions that expenses for people living in capital cities are higher and advised residents to be more frugal in accordance with world standards. The mayor is quick to impose [...]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

Park Ranger: I will protect this land until I die

Mongolia is a landscape of great diversity and great beauty. One such unique area is the Ikh Gazriin Chuluu Nature Reserve in the Dundgovi Province. Known as the birthplace of famed long singer, Namjilyn Norovbanzad, these steppes continue to inspire long singers, naturists, nomads and visitors alike. M. Munkhochir, a park ranger with the Ministry [...]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

Light ahead for Mongolia’s LGBT youth

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By Mathilde Michaud Where do you see Mongolia’s LGBT community five years from now? This is the first question which came to me as I attended the 2014 Mongolian LGBT Forum last weekend. Over the weekend, approximately 70 community members gathered for the first Mongolian LGBT forum. Transgender individuals, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, they all [...]

August 10th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How precious is Mongolian life?

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According to the statistics produced by Mongolia’s traffic police, car accidents took 420 lives and injured more than 1,200 people in the last four years in our country that has a population of less than three million. A lot of people were injured and spent days in the hospital. Unfortunately, the number of car accidents [...]

August 10th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Selbe River response

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I recently read your article on the completion of the first phase of the Selbe River “Restoration” project, a goal of which is to restore the flow of the Selbe River. In my opinion, this project has not restored the river and will make no contribution to increasing water flow; it is merely an expensive, [...]

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

S.Ganbaatar: We need to create national debt management

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Each Mongolian taxpayer will carry 7 million MNT in debt, if the debt ceiling rises to 70 percent of gross domestic product. Parliament Member S.Ganbaatar comments on national debt.  There is a report that the debt ceiling has exceeded 70 percent of GDP. What is your opinion on the debt ceiling increase? I hope that [...]

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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