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Baganuur to become an independent city


By M.ZOLJARGAL Baganuur District will be turned into an independent city with separate governance and financing, as part of Ulaanbaatar’s General Development Plans from 2020 through 2030. Ulaanbaatar city administrators hosted an initial discussion on the draft of “Baganuur City’s Main Regulations” last week, as an initial step to launch the project. Baganuur is located [...]

November 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Students protest for changes


By M.ZOLJARGAL Delegates of student unions united their voices against a number of issues facing university students at the former Student Square, (now a parking lot) on Monday, as part of International Student’s Day. On behalf of all students, the delegates held a peaceful demonstration and demanded the halt of parking lot operations at Student [...]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Tourist Street closed for cobblestone surfacing

urt tsagaan

By M.ZOLJARGAL Tourist Street, with a road stretching 0.24 kilometers, was closed on Saturday for cobblestone surfacing. The street, also known as Urt Tsagaan, links Tumurchin Street to Baruun Selbe Street in Chinggeltei District, and it will be closed until Thursday, when the surfacing will be complete. Ulaanbaatar City Auto Road Authority is expecting no [...]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

New maternity hospital construction halted as funding drains

Turuh Muugi (2)

By M.ZOLJARGAL A maternity hospital whose construction launched after two years of discussion in 2013 with an approved budget of 18 billion MNT still remains incomplete, following financial and infrastructural issues. The 300-bed hospital was supposed to open in December last year. It covers 2.4 hectares of land and the executor Niislel Urgoo LLC halted [...]

November 16th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Hong Kong flight cancelled due to airplane rent disagreement


By M.ZOLJARGAL Hunnu Air has announced that it has halted flights to Hong Kong starting November 5, following disagreements with its airplane renting company. The company’s Ulaanbaatar-Hong Kong flight scheduled on November 3 was delayed and the passengers and media have been speculating about the reason until Hunnu Air issued a statement on its website. [...]

November 6th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Gang of wildlife smugglers arrested


By M.ZOLJARGAL A group of ten poachers were caught on October 24 in Bayangol District while carrying 162 Saiga antelope antlers, an endangered species of the world. The antlers might have been smuggled from Russia to Mongolia with the intent of transporting them to China, according to a preliminary investigation by the District Prosecutor’s Office [...]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Paved road between Sukhbaatar and Ulaanbaatar now complete


By M.ZOLJARGAL A road running from Undurkhaan to Munkhkhaan and Baruun Urt officially launched on Saturday, completing the paved road from Sukhbaatar to Ulaanbaatar. The newly opened road stretches 177.9 kilometers and was constructed at the cost of 87.8 billion MNT. It was built under two separate projects coordinated by different project executors. A team [...]

November 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Roads around Government Palace to close for public parade

Route of closed roads

By M.ZOLJARGAL Ulaanbaatar administrations closed roads in the area of the Government Palace at midnight yesterday to run the public parade honoring the 375th anniversary of Ulaanbaatar. The intersection on the west side of Chinggis Square will be closed until 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, while the intersection on the east side of the square will [...]

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Designated book marketplace made available for booksellers


By M.ZOLJARGAL A new building for book retailers opened last Friday, designated for previously scattered bookselling stalls next to Lion Bridge. The booksellers used to operate in sub-standard conditions, until last year, when their businesses were temporarily halted by Ulaanbaatar administrators, awaiting the opening of the new building. Ulaanbaatar City Governor E.Bat-Uul provided 128 million [...]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Smuggled dinosaur fossils return home

Source : Mass.mn

By M.ZOLJARGAL Twenty-two smuggled dinosaur fossils have been returned to in Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday, after an almost a two-month journey from New York City. An official ceremony was held to mark the fossils’ return at Tuushin LLC’s monitoring field where several state officials and delegates of co-organizer companies attended. The government of the United States [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

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