August 17, 2018

Construction of UB's new wastewater treatment plant expected to be completed in 2020


The government is planning to construct a new wastewater treatment plant in Ulaanbaatar with a 300 million USD soft loan from EXIM Bank of China, with construction expected to be completed by 2020. Until the commissioning of the new plant, the state's authorities plan to upgrade the technology of the existing wastewater treatment plant and to reduce odor produced. A working group led by Minister of Construction and Urban Development Kh.Badyelkhan visited the plant to review the status of upgrades. During the on-site visit, Minister Kh.Badyelkhan stated, “A feasibility study for the new wastewater treatment plant has recently been approved by the Chinese side. They will recommend three potential companies for the contractor role and we will choose one of them after carrying out a selection procedure.”                                 

Keywords: Cabinet, public services, China   The National Post /page 2/

President Kh.Battulga meets with a delegation from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung


On August 16, Deputy Secretary General of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Gerhard Wahlers paid a courtesy call on President Kh.Battulga. KAS is a political party foundation that has been operating in Mongolia since 1993. During the meeting, the president emphasized the importance of KAS support for Mongolia’s democratization process in the beginning of the 1990s, and thanked the delegation for their organization's efforts to train and educate young professionals and collaborating with Mongolia's political parties. Wahlers noted, “It is possible for KAS to cooperate with Mongolia in any sector.”

Keywords: Germany, democracy   Daily News /page 5/

Speaker receives a member of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea


On August 16, Speaker of Parliament M.Enkhbold received Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Hae-young, who is visiting Mongolia to attend an event to strengthen friendly parliamentary relations between South Korea and Mongolia. Speaker M.Enkhbold asked Kim's delegation to focus on developing ties between elected officials in Korea and certain provinces and regions of Mongolia. National Assembly Member Kim spoke about amendments being made to the state's policy on civil aviation and expressed hopes that commercial ties and relations will strengthen under the proposed amendments.  

Keywords: bilateral relations, Parliament, South Korea

  The National Post /page 2/

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President Kh.Battulga proposes the dismissal of the Civil Service Council Chairman


On August 17, President Kh.Battulga sent an official letter to Speaker M.Enkhbold, which read, “As the Civil Service Council (CSC) has failed in fulfilling some of its obligations specified by the law, and as the chairman has not led and guided the CSC properly, President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga is hereby delivering a proposal to dismiss the Chairman of the CSC on grounds of ethical responsibility.” The letter also referenced the "60 billion MNT" bribery scandal and a recent murder case involving senior civil service officials.           

Keywords: public service, code of conduct

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