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Ongoing mining disputes hurt growth

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By Paulius Kuncinas Regional Editor, Oxford Business Group Following recent disagreements between the government and major international mining companies, Mongolia is taking steps to reassure investors. It has proven difficult, however, to convince some parties that these disputes are not indicative of a deeper conflict building between the present leadership and the foreign firms that are [...]

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March 27, 2013 It is in every country’s interest to develop and receive a share of power and capital in the world. Businesses represent these national interests by acquiring and maintaining an advantageous position in international markets and by maximizing their profits. In order to reach this goal, developing countries like Mongolia should focus on [...]

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Residents of UB participate in World Water Day events


By M.ZOLJARGAL In celebration of World Water Day, which Mongolia has observed since 2004, residents across Ulaanbaatar participated in various water conservation events last week. On Friday 22 March, World Water Day, a team of 60 officials from the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development (MNEGD) and the Tuul River Basin Administration (TRBA), along [...]

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Mongolia turns off the lights for Earth Hour

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By M.ZOLJARGAL An event was held in Sukhbaatar Square on March 23 to celebrate Earth Hour and demonstrate concern for the environment among the Mongolian people. The event took place between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm, with the lights in Sukhbaatar Square going out for the hour between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. The organizers [...]

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UB welcomes 130 trained gardeners


By M.ZOLJARGAL This week 130 gardeners graduated from a new two-week gardener training course that was initiated as part of efforts to increase the number of green spaces in the capital city. The course was organized by the Ulaanbaatar City Governor’s Office in cooperation with teachers of the Eco Mongol Erdene Vocational Training Center and [...]

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Hospital studies mummies with 3D apparatus

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The Ulaanbaatar Songdo Hospital has reported that it has conducted research on adult and child mummies discovered in Mongolian territory using new apparatus recently obtained by the hospital at a cost of over 600 million MNT. The new apparatus is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) device, which scans the brain, spine, bones, joints [...]

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Branches of ‘Minii Delguur’ closed for violations


By M.ZOLJARGAL The Agency for Fair Competition and Consumer Rights (AFCCR) conducted inspections on supermarkets and stores belonging to the Songinokhairkhan chain this week and detected several violations, resulting in the temporary closure of three “Minii Delguur” supermarkets. Songinokhairkhan was fined an amount equal to 40 times the minimum monthly wage. The three supermarkets closed [...]

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Speaker of Parliament explores coal gasification in US

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolia’s Speaker of Parliament, Z.Enkhbold, paid an official visit to the United States (US), where he learned about converting coal to gas and to liquid fuel. Speaker Z.Enkhbold last week visited Washington D.C., where he met with various officials in the energy sector to discuss ways to address Mongolia’s energy issues. At a [...]

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Students should have a supportive context


By Anar Tuvshinjargal The governments of countries such as USA, Japan, and Germany cultivate highly educated workforces, recognizing them as vital resources in their countries’ further development. They understand that knowledge gained through higher education produces enormous benefits for their economies, and they therefore pursue policies that encourage students to attend university and technical institutes. [...]

March 28th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Looking to Market Winter


By Pearly Jacob Mongolia’s sweeping steppe and nomadic heritage attract tens of thousands of tourists from around the world each summer. Come winter, though, popular tourist spots are eerily deserted; tour operators have traditionally hibernated. But some are starting to ask, “Are we missing an opportunity?” Tourist season in Mongolia typically lasts from mid-May to [...]

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