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Air pollution kills infants in the womb

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The biggest and hardest thing about living in Ulaanbaatar, especially in winter, is overcoming air pollution. Every year, higher authorities discuss effective ways to reduce air pollution and Ulaanbaatar residents get tired of their discussions. It seems that only wind fights against air pollution. At present, citizens who reside in the following [...]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A careful look at adoption in Mongolia

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN A child brings happiness and brightness to any home. Since ancient times, Mongolians have valued children and have spent very precious time raising and educating them. But nowadays, we are unaware of how to treat them. Among children’s biggest difficulties, I am happy to be talking about the challenges of adoption, because [...]

December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

UBR shackling the drive for development

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Rail transport is a driving force for the socio-economic development of any country. It used to be the case in Mongolia. The beginning of Mongolia’s industrial development traces back to 1938, when coal was first transported to our first-ever power plant on a 42 km, narrow gauge railway from Nalaikh to Ulaanbaatar. In 1955, the [...]

December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

National Circus needs more attention

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN We all know that Asashoryu Dagvadorj privatized the National Circus of Mongolia in 2008. We hoped that he would do something great to develop Mongolian circus arts. Why has this building, where children used to have fun and enjoy circus performances, turned into a place that contributes to alcoholism? I had never [...]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How will the Prime Minister settle Tavan Tolgoi?

Trans. by B.MENDBAYAR Several years have elapsed in our futile effort to elect a partner to cooperate on operating the six billion ton Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit. In 2010, just a few days prior to the arrival of the new year, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi JSC was established with the goal to exploit and sell the [...]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolia’s own petroleum factory will only be fueled by its own resources

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Trans. by B.Narantuya Sod Mongol Group announced that they would start building a petroleum processing factory with the capacity to produce over 1.5 million tons of oil per year. Industry and government officials attended the opening of the construction site in 2011. Citizens thought that the time had finally come for Mongolia to produce its [...]

December 4th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

MPs and the public support the President’s childcare service plan

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN The Mongolian President’s bill on childcare service gained support from Members of Parliament during their regular meeting on November 27. In Mongolia, there are 274,100 children between the ages of two to five, but unfortunately, more than 80 percent of them can’t get enrollment in kindergartens. Simply put, one out of every [...]

December 4th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Primary diagnosis from the Prime Minister

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Having been appointed as Prime Minister, Ch.Saikhanbileg said, “The new government shall have three areas of focus: economy, economy, and economy,” and stressed the need to, “diagnose our economy as a whole system.” There is an apparent need to diagnose our economic system, find out why there is a decline, and what treatment can be [...]

November 30th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolians benefit from their forests

Trans. by D.SERGELEN  A six-month long forestry research project and census has recently concluded, but the final results of the census will be ready next December. The Head of the Forest Resource Research Office of the Forest Research and Development Center State Owned Enterprise Kh.Michid spoke to Unuudur about the forest census and its results. Mongolia [...]

November 30th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolia’s shortage of leaders

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By B.DULGUUN Mongolia has been functioning as a democracy, which is said to be the most correct form of governance, for the last 25 years. Candidates for leadership positions are elected by the public, in consideration of their skills, social influence, status, and reputation. Yet, Mongolia’s development and politics are failing because of a lack [...]

November 29th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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