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Cronyism at the top: first arrests made in SME Fund Scandal

Mongolia’s anti-corruption body has arrested the officials who are in charge of the Small & Medium Enterprise Fund. Three people, namely, D.Enkhbat, deputy of the State Secretariat at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industries, S.Tugsbileg, director of the

Holidays in Mongolia

Mongolians returned to work on Monday (12 November) following a two- day holiday and the weekend.  On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th the nation marked the birthday of Chinggis Khaan, which is always set by the phase of the moon

Giant Mongolian ger registered by Guinness World Records

Mongolia’s largest traditional ‘ger’ has been registered in the Guinness World Records as the largest on the planet.

The ger – also known as a yurt – was constructed by the Selnen Company over four months. It has a diameter of

Naked Mongolian man demonstrates in central Ulaanbaatar

Baring all to the elements, a naked man demonstrated outside the Mongolian State Palace earlier today (7 November) protesting against the  Law of Offense. Holding a placard reading, ‘change the offense of law – it is not suitable for the

MPP defends scandal hit MP over SME fund

The public will be watching Mongolian Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh’s government for its reaction to massive allegations of misuse of its Small & Medium Enterprise Fund.

In 2009, the Mongolian government expanded a fund to support small and medium enterprises (SME’s). This

First Mongolian signed with European League

G.Ganbayar is the first young Mongolian to be signed with the European League. He currently plays in official matches of ‘Nemzeti Bajnoksag III’, a Hungarian third league team. The young player scored his first goal for Mongolia’s Khoromkhon Club when he

Small wastewater treatment plant begins operation in UB

A small wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 20,000 cubic meters has been opened in the Khan-Uul District of Ulaanbaatar. The facility, which was opened on 6 November, will serve160,000 households from the Yarmag and Nisekh apartment complexes; it

Full steam ahead for Tavan Tolgoi – Chinese border railway

The Mongolian government is planning to complete the construction of a railway from the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine to the Chinese border by 2021. The rail link, from the giant mining complex would have the capacity to deliver 30 million

Tobacco usage and sale in Mongolia

In a study entitled the “spatial and economic proximity of cigarette sales to school children in Mongolia,” researchers found that pupils who were given less than USD2 a week of pocket money were twice as likely to be cigarette users.

International calligraphy exhibition of traditional Mongolian script

An international calligraphy exhibition of traditional Mongolian script has opened in Ulaanbaatar. The event is organized annually with aim for increasing usage of the Mongolian script. The “Script of the  Eternal Sky” exhibition will last for five-days at the Mongolian