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Traffic restriction times shift to winter schedule

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The Ulaanbaatar City Council (UCC) approved the request of the public to reduced the active hours of traffic restrictions through license plate numbers by three hours. The new schedule started on Monday. Drivers will be restricted from participating in the city’s vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 12 hours once [...]

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

Traffic restriction changes under review today

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The Ulaanbaatar Administration Board is reviewing possible changes to traffic restrictions today during its regular meeting. Some media outlets and social media have been reporting that traffic restrictions in Ulaanbaatar were halted last Thursday, as the extension of the restricted driving program had reportedly come to its end. Ulaanbaatar City Mayor’s Office’s official [...]

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

Construction accident case to be REINVESTIGATED AT DEMAND OF VICTIM’S FAMILY

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The accident that killed a 12-year-old girl in a crane fall in 2012 is to be reinvestigated this week, following complaint of the victim’s father. The trial was finalized last summer and the suspects were sentenced by Bayangol District Court. The court sentenced three of the suspects to one year and six months [...]

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

Traffic violations see 40 percent decline after surveillance installation

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The number of total traffic violations in 2014 has decreased by almost 40 percent since the launch of the traffic monitoring system in late 2013, compared to the rate of last year. The Ulaanbaatar City Traffic Monitoring Agency has been monitoring the traffic with surveillance cameras for over a year now and sent [...]

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

Private and public sector delegates confer to combat air pollution

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The “Ways and Possibilities to Reduce Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar” research conference took place on Thursday, featuring delegates from over 80 organizations and businesses. The National Committee on Reducing Air Pollution, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and Ministry of Environment and Green Development co-organized the event. The conference enrolled a wide range of experts [...]

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

Earthquake Early Warning System Project launches

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Earthquake Early Warning System project launched at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday as part of the second stage to complete the set up of the system in Mongolia. The NEMA has recently established the Emergency Communications Center with 20 officials, which will be financed by the government. The first stage [...]

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

Young scientists awarded for notable research

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The annual Khureltogoot Science Conference was held last week, featuring research works of over 500 young scientists and researchers. Twelve young scientists were awarded the Minister’s Grant for their brilliant researches about local issues facing Mongolia. Minister L.Gantumur officiated the ceremony and handed over the awards. This year’s studies covered a wide variety [...]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Baganuur to become an independent city

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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

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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

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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 »

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