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Japan, Russia congratulate new PM
News - Mongolia News
Contributed by Ugana
Tuesday, 07 February 2006
Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Junichiro Koizumi has sent a congratulation telegram to the Mongolian Prime Minister Mr. M.Enkhbold. In this congratulation telegram, Mr. Koizumi congratulated Mr. M.Enkhbold for being appointed as Prime Minister of Mongolia and also congratulated the country on the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Great Mongol State, which is taking place this year. He wished good health to Mr. M.Enkhbold and a prosperous development for Mongolia. Also, Russian Prime Minister Mr. Mikhail Fradkov congratulated new Prime Minister M.Enkhbold

Arts Council of Mongolia grants
News - Culture
Written by UB correspondent
Monday, 06 February 2006
Ulaanbaatar, /MONTSAME/. The Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) has announced its annual project contest for the Year 2006 to grant money allowance for the improvement of potentials of urban and rural professional arts and cultural organizations. The Arts Council will grant allowance to professional arts and cultural organizations to invite foreign professional artists, arts managers, experts and teachers, to improve children s art education, to attend arts professional and management short-term training, meetings and festivals, and to join international organizations. The money allowance will also be given to organize zonal seminars and training among rural arts and cultural organizations and to invite specialists from the Ulaanbaatar City s arts and cultural organizations and higher schools for the improvement of rural artists` qualification.

New Fountain on Sukhbaatar square
News - Mongolia News
Written by UB correspondent
Monday, 06 February 2006
A new style of fountain, which operates in four seasons, will be constructed in the southern part of the Sukhbaatar Square. Four organizations from China, Hong Kong and Russia have offered their proposals to carry out the above work. The fountain will be put into within 2-3 months before this summer. Software with 60 music sounds will be installed in it. According to rhythm of sounds, water of the fountain will spring with many shapes.

MPRP attends Socialist International

News - Mongolia News
Written by UB correspondent
Monday, 06 February 2006
Mongolia Web: Delegates led by Mr. G.Tenger, Head of the Foreign Relations Service of the Mongolian People`s Revolutionary party (MPRP), has attended the Soc-Intern consultative meeting held in Athens, Greece on January 30-31, 2006. The MPRP representatives held meeting with Mr. Frank Shauf, Advisor for Foreign Relations of the German Social Democratic Party, Mr. Wete Bartoldus, Head responsible for Asia-Pacific issues of the Friedrich Ebert Fund, and Mr. Klauspeter Hill, Head responsible for Asian issues of the Konrad Adenauer Fund. They exchanged views on issues related to the parties` structure, organization, internal democracy, election management, and democratic socialist idea.

Shadow Cabinet Discussions
News - State and Politics
Written by UB correspondent
Monday, 06 February 2006
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia A working group of the Civil Will Party /CWP/ has met a counterpart of the DemParty. The meeting was held according to the CWP s statement on jointly forming a Shadow Government with the DemParty. The Chairwoman of the CWP Ms. S.Oyun, the Vice Chairman Mr. Ts.Gankhuyag, the Secretary-General M.Zorigt, and members from the Executive Council of the DemParty Mr. E.Bat-Uul, Z.Enkhbold and S.Lambaa attended the meeting to discuss about how to arrange the Shadow Government. The attendants considered that it will be right to urgently set up the Shadow Government after the Executive Council of the DemParty discusses about this issue

MPRP's demands from protest leader
News - Mongolia News
Contributed by Ugana
Monday, 06 February 2006
Mongolia Web News, Ulaanbaatar
Local media report that the MPRP (Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party) demands MNT 30 million from S.Ganbaatar, Leader of the “Resolute movement” based on damage caused during the civil protest demonstration in the last weeks. During these protests that were organised by the resolute movement in cooperation with other civil will movements, people attacked to MPRP building and broke windows and other party properties. The MPRP’s claims the damage totals MNT 30 million.

Besides this, Sukhbaatar district Police Force have indicated they are considering the arrest of S.Ganbaatar an the claims of organazing unauthorized protests and promoting hooliganism. In this case, he might be imprisoned for up to 5 years and have limited rights to participate into political and popular activities

US-Mongolia Research Fellowship 2006
News - Mongolia News
Written by UB correspondent
Saturday, 04 February 2006

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS - in conjunction with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the creation of the US-Mongolia Field Research Program to support academic research projects in Mongolia by US and Mongolian students in summer or fall 2006.

The program is expected to support approximately 3 students from US universities and 6 students from Mongolian universities to conduct field research in Mongolia between May and December 2006. Applicants must be either US or Mongolian citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled full-time in a university or college in the United States or Mongolia. Undergraduate applicants must have at least third year standing in their program, while graduate applicants can be at a masters or pre-dissertation doctoral level.

Horse of New PM Enkhbold Wins Race
News - Mongolia News
Written by UB correspondent
Friday, 03 February 2006
The traditional horse race of the Tsagaan Sar Lunar New Year was held under bitter cold circumstances. Temperatures dropped below the -30C line, but nevertheles the race took place. The young riders, often younger than ten years, suffered from the icy cold weather. In the end the winner was a horse owned by the newly assigned Prime Minister Enkhbold.

Mongolia's Bituun Wrestling Criticized
News - Mongolia News
Contributed by Ugana
Friday, 03 February 2006
On bituun (the eve of the Lunar New Year) Mongolia has its traditional national wrestling competition. 43 years ago, in 1963 Tsagaan Sar was named as Negdelchdiin Bayar (Festival of the Collective) and 43 wrestlers participated.
But, the public has criticized this New Year’s wrestling of B.Bat-Erdene, G.Usukhbayar and D.Sumyabazar. B.Bat-Erdene won in this competition and runner up was D.Sumyabazar. B.Bat-Erdene is a veteran and the most succesful wrestler in Mongolia, but since 2004 also Mongolian parliament member for the MPRP. It was expected that young powerful wrestlers G.Usukhbayar and D.Sumyabazar would win the competition, but to everybody's surprise the old Bat-Erdene won the games. according to reporters not in convincing way.

Now the media speculate on the competition being a set-up and that the competition was used for political purposes


New Mongolian Ministers as of Tuesday September 28


Motherland-Democracy Coalition

Prime Minister Ts. Elbegdorj

S.Bayartsogt as chairman of the Government Secretariat,

N.Altankhuyag as Finance Minister,

G.Batkhuu as Road, Transport and Tourism Minister,

P.Tsagaan as Education, Culture and Science Minister,

Ts.Bayarsaikhan as Social Welfare and Labor Minister,

N.Batbayar as Construction and City Construction Minister,

B.Erdenebat as Defense Minister,

I.Erdenebaatar as Minister without portfolio in charge of Professional Inspection.



Ch.Ulaan as deputy Premier,

Ts.Nyamdorj as Justice and Domestic Affairs

Minister, Ts.Munkh-Orgil as Foreign Affairs

Minister, S.Batbold as Industry and Trade Minister,

U.Barsbold as Environment Minister,

B.Terbishdagva as Food and Agriculture Minister,

T.Gandi as Health Minister,

T.Ochirkhuu as Coal and Energy Minister

U.Khurelsukh as Minister without portfolio in charge of Disaster Protection.


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