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Ulaanbaatar’s new express bus service

Earlier today (17 May), the City Transportation Authority of Ulaanbaatar unveiled a new express bus service that enables passengers to travel between the western and eastern parts of the Mongolian capital in only 10-15 minutes. It usually takes 40 minutes

Mongolian ‘comfort food’ gets on UNESCO list

Banshtai and Bortstoi Tsai (cooked meat dumplings and dried meat in Mongolian milky tea soup) have been included in the UNESCO list of sustainable food recipes. Banshtai Tsai is translated as milk tea with dumplings. The simple Banshtai Tsai is

Mongolia – a nation of children and teenagers

As of the end of 2018, the population in Mongolia stood at 3.2 million; nearly 40 percent of whom are 18-years-old and younger. Mongolians are one of the world’s oldest nationalities, however, Mongolia is a ‘young country’, especially when one

Fountain design contest for Sukhbaatar Square starts today!

Earlier today (15 May) the mayor of Ulaanbaatar announced a design contest for the development of the 2.5 hectares of land at the south end of Sukhbaatar Square. The winner will be awarded MNT 30 million cash. Professional students, individuals

UNICEF donates measles vaccines to Mongolia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Mongolia has donated 577,000 doses of measles vaccine, syringes and safety kits worth USD 500,000 the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The vaccines should reach children aged 5-18 in Bayan-Ulgii, Zavkhan, Khovd, Uvs and

34 foreigners in Mongolia diagnosed with AIDS

A total of 267 people with HIV/AIDS are living in Mongolia. The information was announced by the National Health Department. However, the number might be as high 670, according to a survey conducted in cooperation with the World Health Organization.


TB hits Ulaanbaatar school: 529 children infected

An outbreak of tuberculosis has hit a Mongolian secondary school infecting  over 500 children. The 15th school in the Khan-Uul District of Ulaanbaatar has 1710 pupils, 529 of whom have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. At present,  38 children are already

UB’s ecological revolution starts

Ulaanbaatar in wintertime is famous for being the coldest capital city in the world; it is also one of the most polluted. The acrid smog is thickest when people living in the ger (yurt) district shanty towns prepare their evening