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South Korea – major coronavirus threat to Mongolia

Mongolia is on high alert after confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in South Korea reached 156 and one died on Friday morning. As of 30 December, 2019, there are 48158 Mongolians living in South Korea.

According to health officials, Mongolia

Budget picture in Mongolia not yet clear, says World Bank official

Klaus Roland
of the World Bank was in Ulaanbaatar to attend a meeting on June 9 between the
Government of Mongolia and the Bank on the progress of major economic reforms.
He answers questions from our reporter.

You are the World Bank’s new country

Physics scholar returns from USA to become Foreign Minister’s advisor

Agvaanluvsan, a visiting professor at the Center for
International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) in Stanford, has
returned home after being appointed advisor to Mongolia’s Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Trade, G. Zandanshatar. She will work on nuclear-related issues as
well as Northeast Asian security

Turkish President and Elbegdorj hold private meeting

President Abdullah Gul and President Ts. Elbegdorj held a meeting on Wednesday
on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building
Measures in Asia (CICA) in Istanbul.  Both
leaders later said the meeting had been constructive.
Gul stressed that Turkey and

Elbegdorj in Tashkent for SCO meeting

President Ts. Elbegdorj arrived in Tashkent
from Istanbul yesterday to participate as observer at a meeting of the council
of heads of states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Prime Minister
of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, welcomed him at the airport.

The SCO summit will

Hakuho plans to grow Japanese rice in Mongolia

Hakuho is working on a project to cultivate
in Mongolia a strain of rice that grows in Hokkaido Island, where he lives and which
has climatic conditions similar to those here. He has already visited Mongolia with
officials from there to study the

Bitumen price rise halts road repairs

Deputy Mayor G.Munkhbaatar yesterday said the
city administration would take measures to keep prices of road materials
unchanged this year. He was addressing a meeting to discuss ways of carrying on
road works and proposed to organize another meeting at the Ministry of

Government wants work on new universities to begin

The Government meeting yesterday asked concerned
Ministers, the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, and governors of the aimags involved to go
ahead with previously approved plans to develop new university campuses. Soon
after Prime Minister S. Batbold assumed office, it was decided that a campus

Smell of buuz in Montreal

The Canadian city of Montreal has residents
from 80 countries speaking 35 languages. It also has a sizable Mongolian
population, whose association, called The Union of Mongolians in Montreal (UMM),
last Sunday held a Mongolian Day in the popular Angrignon Mall.
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MPs unenthusiastic about giving funds to district governors, assemblies

Members of the Standing Committee on the Economy were not
very enthusiastic about  a provision to
allot between MNT60 million and MNT100 million to governors and the citizens’
representatives’ assemblies to each of the 329 districts in the country when
they recently discussed a