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Abandoned schools of Ulaanbaatar

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Trans. by B.Narantuya Ulaanbaatar schools are overcrowded and outdated, but city authorities seem content to demolish most of them with no tangible plan for reconstruction. Some 16 schools in the capital were closed due to poor infrastructure but reconstruction hasn’t been planned. The city administrators claim that there is no available land for more schools, [...]

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

Tuul river pollution reaches critical levels

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN  The State Specialized Inspection Authority (SSIA) reported this week that the water of Tuul River has been polluted and that it cannot be used. Head of Tuul River Basin Administration and consulting engineer of Mongolia Ph.D. G.Dolgorsuren spoke to Undesnii Shuudan about the issue. A report this week said that the contamination [...]

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

Pneumonia causes high mortality rate among young children in Mongolia

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Trans. by B.Narantuya Although the mortality rate of children under the age of five in Mongolia has decreased by 17 percent since 1990, latest estimates state that around 80 children die of pneumonia every year. November 12 is being observed as the World Pneumonia Day. The purpose of this day is to reduce and stop [...]

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

J.Bayarmagnai: To reduce air pollution, data and information related to air quality is critical

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Trans. by B.Narantuya  The following interview is with expert of air quality at the National Agency Meteorology and The Environmental Monitoring J.Bayarmagnai, about the air quality in Ulaanbaatar and what the agency is doing to reduce air pollution. How was the air quality in Ulaanbaatar last October? According to the data of last October, the [...]

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

Reviewing the first eco-industry bone processing plant

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Vice Minister of Agriculture and Industry B.Tsogtgerel reviewed Burden Gobi LLC’s bone processing plant at the company’s request for assistance with necessary funds. According to President of Burden Gobi LLC U.Baatarsuren, 65 percent of the construction work and technology provision of the bone processing plant has been completed by the company with [...]

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

Provinces battle alcoholism


Trans. by D.SERGELEN Dornod and Khentii Provences have started taking measurements against alcoholism. The Minister of Health recently started developing a new bill and program to bring effective measures against alcoholism and change the public understanding about vodka. The Anti-Alcoholism Law is being revised, and appendix law and clauses on the fight against non-communicable disease [...]

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

Turning Coal into ‘Gold’

By Paul Sullivan, Georgetown University   One of the most important concepts for a country rich in natural resources to understand is value added. Another is employment generation.  Mongolia could dig out its coal and send it to the Chinese and others and create a lot of wealth in the process. It could also create [...]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

Only in Mongolia: Schools that work in six shifts

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Trans. by B.Narantuya Schools that are not up to standards are closed and torn down in Ulaanbaatar, but the process of rebuilding and repair work is taking long, giving rise to many problems. For example, the students of School No.3 have been studying in different schools for three years because it was torn down for [...]

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

Mongolia to perform 3D full body scans to create national database


Trans. by B.DULGUUN A comprehensive 3D body scanning technology has been delivered to the Clothing Research Center at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST). The comprehensive technology was ordered by the Ministry of Industry and Agriculture and funded by the Asian Development Bank. The Asian Development Bank provided Mongolia with three types of [...]

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

It is able to travel around Ulaanbaatar by using internet enabled devices

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN In relation to the “Smart Ulaanbaatar” project, Mongolia is cooperating with Google to be included in their Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Culture Institute and Google Art Project in Mongolia. The Google Street View Project for Ulaanbaatar has started two years ago to enable everyone see streets of Ulaanbaatar and even [...]

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

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