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Mongolia and the ‘Natural Gas Revolution’

By Paul Sullivan, Georgetown University Estimates are just estimates, and when technologies change, prices change, and expertise changes, estimations can change with them. As with oil, gas, coal, and methane hydrates – as with uranium and other reserves, estimates can vary, sometimes dramatically, as skills and technologies develop. In the United States for example, as [...]

November 25th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

E.Bat-Uul: Mongolian democracy is in the same position as a hospital patient waiting for his death

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By M.ZOLJARGAL   The President of Federal Union of Mongolian Journalists, State Cultural Merit Worker, and journalist B.Galaarid has started running “Galaaridyn Tsag” (Galaarid’s Time) program on Molor TV. Below is a translation of his interview with the Ulaanbaatar City Governor, E.Bat-Uul regarding the governor’s opinion on various pressing issues in the city and his [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

UB’s vehicle count rises by 255,000 in three years

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By M.ZOLJARGAL As part of an initiative by the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor and Ulaanbaatar Citizens’ Representative Council, vehicles have been restricted from driving one day a week since August 2012. The restrictions are based on the digits of a vehicle’s state license plates, and have served to reduce traffic congestion in the capital. As a [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Construction of a paved road from Ulaanbaatar to the Chinese border completed

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The 116 km road connecting Sainshand soum and Zamyn-Uud, at the Mongolia-China border, was opened on November 20. The project was the last project to be completed in a series of road projects linking Ulaanbaatar and Dornogovi Province by paved road. Prior to the project, paved road was available only between Ulaanbaatar and [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Domestic,Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Illegal construction leaves no room for pedestrians

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The Office of the Ulaanbaatar City Governor’s has received a report from residents that an illegal construction is blocking sidewalks which interferes directly with the residents’ rights to live in a healthy and safe environment. The construction started in May 2013, and is located across the road from the Nomin Supermarket in the [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

UN REDD Program to assist national forest monitoring

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Developing countries across the world are joining under The United Nations Program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD Program) to implement REDD-based strategies and activities to protect the health of the locals. Mongolia joined the initiative in 2011. To receive financial aid from the program, the Ministry of Environment and Green [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Stash of ammunition found in a container

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Only two entities in Mongolia currently are permitted to import firearms and ammunition. However, several cases of illegal smuggling and importation of firearms were reported lately. Customs officers in Ulaanbaatar found seven boxes of ammunition while inspecting a container delivering second-hand clothes from the U.S. The authorities found 350 pieces of ammunition in [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Construction of paved road from Ulaanbaatar to Chinese border completed

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The 116 km road connecting Sainshand (center of Dornogovi Province) and Zamyn-Uud (Mongolia-China border) has been completed recently and was launched on November 20. The project was the last project to be completed in a series of road projects linking Ulaanbaatar and Dornogovi Province with a paved road. Prior to the project, a [...]

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

L.Erdenechimeg: 80 percent of the 200 halted construction projects were earmarked for schools, kindergartens and hospitals

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Recently, the state budget for 2014 was approved by the parliament and financing for over 200 construction projects were halted to balance the budget deficit and cost overrun. But officials are debating over whether this decision was necessary. Below is an interview of Uls Turyn Toim with L.Erdenechimeg, member of the parliament (MP) [...]

November 20th, 2013 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Research Center of Astronomy and Geophysics opens to the public

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By M.ZOLJARGAL On the occasion of Scientific Workers’ Days, the Research Center of Astronomy and Geophysics (RCAG) of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences is open to the public and offering lectures, as well as detailed information on astronomy, from November 18 through 22. On November 17, Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of [...]

November 20th, 2013 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

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