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New maternity hospital to open in UB

A 300-bed maternity hospital is expected to open in the Khan-Uul District of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia later this year. Building began in 2010 and is now – finally – nearing completion. Also, a 140-bed children’s hospital will

Suicide in Mongolia: alarming stats!

Suicide – taking one’s own life – is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. The suicide rate has been increasing year by year among Mongolians at an alarming rate. The current figures are over 500 people per year; one

Saving lives in Mongolia: rapid response strategy

Nearly 7-8 people die each day as a result of injuries in Mongolia. The National Trauma Orthopedic Research Centre treats almost 110,000 injured people annually. According to a survey, the hospital manages to save 70 percent of the lives of

British teacher arrested in Mongolia on drug charges

A 41-year-old British man was arrested yesterday (16 September) in Ulaanbaatar, for allegedly being in possession of drugs. According to the Mongolian Police’s Narcotics Department, drug tests proved he had been using them. He has been banned from leaving the

Mongolia’s first ever flyover opens in UB

The largest flyover in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar officially opened earlier today (16 September). The 477 meter four-land flyover was constructed with a soft loan from the People’s Republic of China. The flyover span has a load capacity to bear

Mongolian Energy Ministry starts partnership with IRENA

Mongolian Energy Minister Ts.Davaasuren has held a meeting with Francesco La Camera,  Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The two met on 12 September on sidelines of the 24th World Energy Congress. During the meeting, Mr. Ts.Davaasuren introduced

Democracy under threat in Mongolia?

Democracy gives Mongolians the right to have and express opinions.  However, many consider that the Law on Offence, approved by Mongolian Parliament in 2018 is threatening, that very right. According to police statistics, nearly 370 complaints have been claimed by

China to upgrade Mongolian border-crossings

Mongolia will renovate Mongolia’s Zamyn-Uud and Gashuunsukhait border-crossings with the non-refundable Chinese aid. The Zamyn-Uud port, which is one of the largest in Mongolia, accounts for 40 percent of passengers and 76 percent of passenger vehicles passing through customs. However,