Earlier today (23 April), Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh visited the National Library of Mongolia on the occasion of World Book Day. U.Khurelsukh is the first prime minister to visit the library in the last three decades.
The largest and oldest surviving library in Mongolia has over 500 million books including a collection of old Buddhist sutras. B.Ichinkhorloo, director of the National Library of Mongolia, noted that the library has annual budget of purchasing only 7.5 percent of over 15 thousand books which are published in the country every year.
Prime Minister Khurelsukh also visited the construction site of the new building which will be the future home of the National Library of Mongolia. Construction is being implemented by the AKMI holding company. Work on the new library began in 2014; however, it has still not been completed. The prime minister tasked the company to complete the construction before the end of the year.