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UB International film festival opens with ‘A Bigger World’

The 11th annual Ulaanbaatar International Film festival opened yesterday at the Tengis Cinema with an opening ceremony and the screening of German drama ‘A Bigger World’ by Fabienne Berthaud.

This year, commemorating the 380th anniversary of Ulaanbaatar, the film festival is

Minister supports broad-gauge railway

MPs who favor a narrow-gauge railroad, Minister for Road, Transportation,
Construction and Urban Development Kh. Battulga has said the only option before
landlocked Mongolia
to link its economy with that of the world is to get an access to the
Trans-Siberian Railway. That uses

President visits Mongolian pavilion in Shanghai Expo

in deel, singing a long song, welcomed President Ts.Elbegdorj as he visited the
Mongolian pavilion at the Shanghai Expo on Saturday. Continuing with tradition,
they gave him milk in a silver bowl.

main items on display at the Mongolian pavilion are cashmere

Mongolian cyclists win team event in Vietnam

end of the final stage of the Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Cup saw Mongolia”s
Tuukhaigai taking the race yellow jersey for the best overall time. Mongolia also
won the team event.

race, which is Vietnam”s
longest, attracted 84 local and foreign contestants,

Japan donates 200 beds to three hospitals

The Japanese Government has donated 200 beds to three hospitals in Ulaanbaatar. Patients at
the district hospitals at Bayangol and Chingeltei, and at the Trauma Center
will now be placed in beds that allow them more comfortable movement.

The cost of the

Agreement signed on Chinese grant for CNY40 million

Chinese and Mongolian Ministers signed several agreements on bilateral
cooperation in Shanghai
on Saturday as President Ts.Elbegdorj looked on. Foreign Minister
G.Zandanshatar and China”s
Minister of Commerce Chen Deming inked an economic and technical cooperation
agreement on a Chinese grant worth CNY40 million. This was

POSCO says it will produce coked coal, gasify coal in Mongolia

South Korea”s leading steelmaker POSCO has said it will produce coked coal and also gasify coal in
It has said it has
signed a preliminary agreement
with the Mongolian Government for coke production and coal gasification
and help develop its steel industry. The company

Erdenet, MCS Group top list of 100 best national businesses

predictably, Erdenet Mining Corporation and MCS Group are on top of the list of
the best 100 enterprises in Mongolia
in 2009. This is the 9th time the Government and the Mongolian
Chamber of Commerce and Industry have prepared a list of the

MPs favor narrower railroads

Parliament is
presently discussing the Government’s draft policy on railway transportation.
It proposes three railway routes totaling 5,000 kilometers in length, and will
have three sections – Tavantolgoi to Sainshand, Tavantolgoi to China, and
Tavantolgoi to Russia.  Rail tracks in
Mongolia are in the Soviet-style