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2019/04/21

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Dust storm covers Ulaanbaatar

Earlier today, a dust storm hit Ulaanbaatar, blanketing the sky. According to the National Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring Agency, the dust storm did not just strike the Mongolian capital, but six provinces, namely: Tuv, Bulgan, Khentii, southern parts of Selenge,

Avalanche update: death toll climbs to 10 with 7 missing

Shortly after the rescue operation on Mt. Otgontenger began today (23rd October), rescuers retrieved ten bodies from the snow at a height of 3200 meters. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), seven other people are still unaccounted for; three of them women.

Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh to meet IMF inspectors’ group

An inspectors’ team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived in Mongolia last week for a second review of the Extended Fund Facility programme. The total external financing package will thus be around $5.5 billion.

Mongolia battle against air-pollution

Mongolia has held a National Forum for Fighting Air-Pollution. The event, which took place earlier today (23rd of October), was initiated by President Kh.Battulga. Government and non-governmental organisations, unions, activists and scientists as well as companies producing eco products all participated in the event.

Flower painted crossroads for children

According to specialists, children are not safe crossing the road on their own until they are 14. New research claims that their visual judgement and motor skills have not fully developed before then – putting them at risk each time they negotiate a busy street.

Mongolian artists exhibit at “Art Busan 2017

South Korea’s largest contemporary art show, “Art Busan 2017” is currently underway. As a part of the festival, Mongolia and South Korean artists are jointly exhibiting in South Korea’s second-largest city for first time.

Ulaanbaatar to construct special bus lanes

Mongolia is implementing a project creating special bus lanes in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The project will continue until 2023 with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and with technical assistance from China. The cost of the initiative is USD 218 million; the ADB approved the first tranche of USD 60 million in May 2015.

Mongolian law students catch robber

Some Mongolian law students have caught a robber at the “Soldiers Apartments” in the Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar. The incident occurred during a joint patrol with police officers.

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