News.MN - The source of news



Dollar (USD)




Changing marriage trends in Mongolia

According to Statistics Office of Mongolia, the average age for first marriage is now 26 for women and 29 for men. Nine years ago, Mongolian women married on average at the age of 24.2 and men at 26.2.

As of August,

Mongolia gets a third international airport

With the Eznis Airways Ulaanbaatar–Hailar (in Inner Mongolia) flight now stopping there, Choibalsan in Dornod province has become since March 10 the third Mongolian city to boast an international airport, after Ulaanbaatar and Ulgii in Bayan-Ulgii province. For the time

Another open hearing about July 1 on April 14

Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights will hold a second public hearing on April 14 on the July 1 incidents of 2008. This follows the earlier open hearing on December 3, the first in modern Mongolian history. That event was marked

Sensation around TDB

The city is abuzz with rumors that Trade and Development Bank is about to go bankrupt.  The bank’s administration has strongly denied any such possibility but following what happened at Zoos and Anod banks, customer confidence continues to be low.

MCA-M workshop on TVET capacity building

The Millennium Challenge Account-Mongolia (MCA-M) Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (TVET) organized a workshop on capacity building of specialists last week, as part of its sub-project on Policy and Operational Framework Reform (POFR). The workshop discussed on-going reforms

UNDP to sponsor broadcasts on pasture management

The UNDP has launched a program called Livestock Husbandry Tomorrow together with the National Radio. It is part of the bigger Sustainable Land Management for Combating Desertification Project, aimed at educating the general public and herding communities on causes and

Dzud forcing Mongolia’s hands over mining decisions

With dzud hitting Mongolia, questions are being asked as to whether the country should end its reliance on nomadic herders and dig deeper into its mineral reserves instead. The Government”s hand might now be forced by massive fiscal debt, coupled

Shenhua pursuing Tavantolgoi

China Shenhua Energy Co., the nation’s biggest coal-mining company, said it’s looking to expand production through mergers and acquisitions and has been bidding to develop the Tavantolgoi deposit in Mongolia. The Hong Kong-listed company, which reported last week a record

Working group holds meetings with all Tavantolgoi bidders

The working group on Tavantolgoi met representatives of the Japanese Sojitsu and Sumimoto joint consortium yesterday /March 15, 2010/, the last such meeting with the 11 bidders selected after the first tender. They have all been explained Mongolia’s terms, and

Second phase of distribution of MNT 70,000 begins on April 1

Around 1.3 million children, elders and disabled citizens have received MNT70,000 each from the Human Development Fund, distribution of which began before Tsagaan Sar. Director of the Service Department at the Labor, Care and Service Authority, D.Choijilsuren, has said distribution

President seeks stricter punishment for corruption

Presidential Adviser on legal policy G.Ganzorig, Director of the President’s Office L.Batjav, Vice-Director of the Anti-Corruption Authority D.Sunduisuren, Consulting Teacher at the Police Academy S.Jantsan and Teacher J.Boldbaatar briefed journalists on draft amendments to the Criminal Law prepared by the