October 25, 2016
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MPP won in 215 soums and 6 districts

Summary: The General Election Commission presented their preliminary election results for the soums and districts. The voter turnout in the soums was 63.2% and while it was 60.1% nationally. In the preliminary results, the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) won in 6 districts and in 215 soums out of 331 soums. The Democratic Party (DP) won in 3 districts and in 87 soums. On the 29th of this month, an additional election will be held for candidates who tied for votes in 19 provinces.   

Keywords: local election   The National Post /page 2/

D. Oyunkhorol: Mongolia will be the center for nomadic tourism

Summary: Yesterday, in the wake of the 100-day of the Government, the Minister of Nature, Environment and Tourism D. Oyunkhorol announced that Mongolia will be a hub for nomadic tourism. D. Oyunkhorol stated that, “The central work for the past three months has focused on organizing the International Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities from the 13th to the 15th in Ulaanbaatar City. The international organizations viewed that Mongolia should be a hub and a champion for nomadic tourism. The United Nations has expressed their wish to assist in establishing the Center for Nomadic Tourism. Currently, there are 50 thousand employees in this sector and we will work towards increasing the number of engaged employees to 100 thousand.”    

Keywords: tourism   Today /page A2/


World Bank will donate a 300 thousand USD grant for the development of public transportation   

Summary: The Deputy Mayor for Infrastructure and Ger District Development P. Bayarkhuu met with the Urban Transport Specialist of the World Bank Yang Chen and other officials. During the meeting Yang Chen stated that, "In most countries, information about public transportation services are easily accessible and we believe that this is possible for Ulaanbaatar. For the first stage of this project, a grant of 300 thousand USD will be invested.”

Keywords: World Bank, transportation     The National Post /page 1/

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New MPs earn 55% more than previous MPs

Summary: The previous Members of Parliament earned 26.9 billion MNT per year, but newly elected Members of Parliament earn 41.6 billion MNT per year, an increase of 55%. The combined savings deposits of the current MPs equals 78.4 billion MNT, 21.2 billion MNT higher than previous MPs. Additionally, the total capitalization of the company stocks of MPs elected in 2016 stands at 604.8 billion MNT.

Keywords: Members of Parliament, income, transparency

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