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Names and signs must be in Cyrillic or national script

By M.ZOLJARGAL

In accordance with a decision taken by the Ulaanbaatar City Government in February, city district governors have begun enacting Resolution 37, which requires that entity names, signs and commercial billboards must be written only in Cyrillic or in the national Mongolian script. The resolution applies to both governmental and non-governmental entities. Those entities that do not comply with the resolution will face legal action and may even lose their operating permits.

The resolution was written to address the problem of company and entity names displayed on signs and billboards in Ulaanbaatar using foreign letters, often with spelling mistakes.

Journalists recently visited Sukhbaatar District to report on progress in the implementation of Resolution 37 and found that the District Governor has established a working group to manage the matter and the group is conducting a study in the district. The working group, comprised of around seven members, is identifying which entities in the district are in violation of the resolution and are sending those entities requests to conform to the resolution. Sukhbaatar District aims to complete the notification process by June.

According to the Deputy Governor of Sukhbaatar District, A.Lkhagvasuren, the district government will begin renovation and repair works on squares and streets in the district in early April and will at the same time ensure that the names and signs of governmental organizations and service entities are printed in a the same color, using the same design. Public trade centers will be permitted to use different colors and designs, however, to be distinctive and to illustrate their special features.

The decision to have government entity names displayed in the same color and design is intended to improve the appearance of displays and signs. But the cost of these changes has not yet been established.

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