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Trial of Altanbulag FTZ extended

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253 million MNT in goods traded By B.MENDBAYAR The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) held a press conference on August 29, and stated its decision to extend the trial period of Altanbulag free trade zone (FTZ). A two-month trial of Altanbulag FTZ, bordering Russia in Selenge Province at Altanbulag-Khiagt border point, was launched in June. [...]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Business & Economics | Read More »

Concrete mix factories recycling their greywater for use

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Four out of about 90 concrete mix factories in Ulaanbaatar are recycling their greywater for further use to reduce their consumption of drinking water. Ulaanbaatar will reportedly face a drinking water shortage by 2020, according to water authority experts, as there is no alternative water source than groundwater. To prevent the problem and [...]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Minister of Defense visits Turkey

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By Ch.KHALIUN Minister of Defense, MP, and Mongolian Chairman of the Mongolian-Turkish Intergovernmental Joint Commission D.Bat-Erdene and Mongolian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey B.Batkhishig attended the inauguration of newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Following the ceremony, Minister D.Bat-Erdene met President Erdogan to congratulate him. On Thursday, D.Bat-Erdene met Turkish Deputy Prime Minister [...]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

J.Narantungalag defeats reigning champion at ONE FC World Champion

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Top Mongolian fighter J.Narantungalag was declared the new champion of the ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) on Friday, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He fought against Japanese reigning champion Koji Oishi and defeated him with the unanimous decision of the judges in the featherweight class (66 kg) to earn the title. He dominated [...]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Taxpayers thrown under the bus for Metro Map Project trial

Trans. by B.DULGUUN Residents in the capital are very unhappy with the ten-day Metro Map Project, public transportation system experiment for reforming and improving services, organized from August 22 to 31. An estimated 1.3 million MNT from the city budget and 1.8 million MNT from the private sector was issued for the trial program. The [...]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Seeing the moonlight from a waterfront pavilion

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President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, the second largest economy in the world and Mongolia’s biggest trade partner and investor, paid a two-day visit to Mongolia. The visit was broadly reported by media around the world. During this visit, dozens of agreements and memorandums between Mongolia and China were signed in areas [...]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Moving Mongolia forward – and why INS?

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The Institute of National Strategy Series: Article 1, 2014 A group of men were enjoying the midday sunshine and each other’s company. They were rivals and friends – who drank and played together. This day, they were enjoying their vodka and telling stories, and planning the future for themselves and their families. A sheep was [...]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Infant mortality and Mongolian population growth

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN Today we are glad that the Mongolian population is growing. But in reality, maternity hospitals can’t handle today’s overcrowding. Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj appealed for an increase in the population, and the health sector and special inspections officials appreciated his speech. But it is unclear if the officials promoted the President’s idea at [...]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Shingetsu Shikandai brings his work to Mongolia

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN Japanese artist Shingetsu Shikandai is exhibiting his artwork at Best Art Gallery from August 25 to 31, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of cultural relations between Mongolia and Japan. He began his career as an artist in 1998 and opened his own gallery in Japan. Over 20 artworks depicting nature [...]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Culture | Read More »

Victory of Khalkh Gol- 75 years postage stamp issued

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“Victory of Khalkh Gol 75 years” postage stamp was issued, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Battles of Khalkhin Gol, on August 28 at the Russian Culture and Science Center. A ceremony to present the postage stamp was held at the Russian Culture and Sciences Center. The stamp was created with [...]

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