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Government cracks down on internet cafes and game centers

By M.ZOLJARGAL During the last cabinet meeting on Saturday, the Ordinance on the Regulation of Computer Game Centers was issued and the Minister of Justice, Kh.Temuujin, was instructed to implement the ordinance. Currently, there are over 500 internet cafes and computer game centers in Ulaanbaatar. Minors and young people play computer games that feature extreme [...]

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B.Bayanmunkh: Annual fee will provide significant contributions to road upgrades

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Complaints and criticism of road construction companies is very common in Mongolia, as new roads tend to deteriorate immediately after their completion. Road contractors state that a lack of financing is one of the main reasons for poor quality roads. To build new roads with high standards, the foundation of the old road [...]

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73,445 babies born as of November

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The National Statistical Office has released its monthly socioeconomic indicators for November.  According to the latest report, a total of 73,075 mothers gave birth this year. This year, 73,445 babies were born. The statistical office said that the number of mothers who gave birth in November increased by 4,748, or 6.9 percent, compared [...]

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Contractors bring illegal workers while Mongolians remain unemployed

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By M.ZOLJARGAL While unemployment in Mongolia is still not dropping, the number of Chinese and North Korean construction workers has been increasing year by year. Though most of them are contracted workers, visa violations and expirations are a common issue, reported the Mongolian Immigration Agency. Officials of the Division Against Economic Crimes of the Criminal [...]

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Mongolia and ADB to redevelop ger districts with 320 million USD

By M.ZOLJARGAL Minister of Economic Development N.Batbayar signed a financial treaty for the “Ger District Development and Investment” program, with the resident representative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Mongolia, Robert Schoellhammer, on Monday. The program will run for nine years and aims to redevelop ger districts in Ulaanbaatar. The program will include initiatives to [...]

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City authority provides housing to seniors

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The Ulaanbaatar City Representative Council (UCRC) approved a housing project for people in needy groups on May 9, 2013, to support the elderly, disabled, and young couples who do not meet mortgage loan criteria. Out of 8,200 Ulaanbaatar residents who have requested accommodations from 1995 to 2012, a working group comprised of city [...]

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M.Munkhmandakh: How far can we go when the public’s distrust in Mongolian journalism reaches an all time high and journalism is no longer valued?

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The following is an interview with the Executive Director of the Press Institute of Mongolia and journalism PhD, M.Munkhmandakh, about current conditions and pressing issues in Mongolian journalism.   -You majored in journalism and acquired your doctoral degree in public media science in Germany. It has been 15 years since you started working [...]

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Mongolia launches Disaster Warning System

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The government has started a 11.6 billion MNT project “Establishing Earthquake Warning System” at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The first stage of the project was completed and the Disaster Warning System was officially launched on December 6. It aims to warn the public about approaching natural disasters and minimize the possibility [...]

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Seven-story garage opens to meet growing demands

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By M.ZOLJARGAL There are 321,159 registered vehicles in Ulaanbaatar as of August 2013, as reported by the Ulaanbaatar City Transportation Authority. This shows 50 percent growth compared to the number of registered vehicles in 2010. Most offices, companies and apartment towns do not have their own designated parking spaces. As the number of cars on [...]

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Smugglers using unsuspecting Mongolians being investigated

By M.ZOLJARGAL Lately, the number of criminal cases involving a gang of Mongolian smugglers who deceive other Mongolians at the airport in Hong Kong has risen. The smugglers approach Mongolians who are about to depart from Hong Kong and leave their baggage with them, saying, “Could you look after my baggage for a moment? I [...]

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