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Coal to cost more

The Ministry for Minerals and Energy has agreed to a proposal to raise the price of coal by MNT4,000 per ton. The decision follows the already announced increase in non-household heating and electricity tariffs from January 15. Coal mines demanded

Adopting a Constitution is not enough, says Speaker

In a speech in Parliament on Wednesday on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of adoption of the State Constitution, Speaker D.Demberel said setting up “a humane and democratic society” according to the Constitution was by itself no guarantee that

Need to build apartments in ger districts reiterarted

Minister for Health S.Lambaa, Ulaanbaatar Mayor G.Munkhbayar and the President of the Science Academy B.Enkhtuvshin told yesterday’s joint meeting of two Standing Committees, the first on the Budget and the second on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Science, that air

Mongolia-India Joint Bureau meets in Delhi

The second meeting of the Mongolia-India joint bureau which works for cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, trade, science and culture was held on January 11 in Delhi. The bureau was set up during the visit of President Ts.

Sovereign wealth funds eye Mongolia with interest

According to a recent report issued by Eurasia Capital, senior executives of eight sovereign wealth funds (SWF) including from China, Singapore, Korea, the UAE, Kuwait, Libya and others, visited Ulaanbaatar in the space of the last three months.  Singapore’s USD120-billion

Bread and other foodstuff prices set to rise

Domestic consumers have been given a respite until June 1 but commercial users will be paying more for their electricity from this Friday.  On an average, power costs will go up by 17.35 percent and those for heating by 14.5

A journalist’s ethics are not for sale

D.NarantuyaThe draft Press Freedom Law is being discussed by the Civil Chamber now. Twelve years have passed since Parliament approved the law which has two references. The main merit of the law, drafted by E.Bat-Uul, was that it freed news

DP group wants more study on election law

The meeting of the DP group in Parliament yesterday discussed amendments to the Parliament Law, according to its Head, Ch.Saikhanbileg. The 23 MPs who attended the meeting felt that both the earlier first-past-the-post method and the present system of 26