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Daily NEWSWIRE
April 17, 2018
S P O N S O R S
Government

Ministers of Mongolia and Japan sign MoU on health sector cooperation

Summary:

Minister of Health D. Sarangerel paid an official visit to Japan and met with her Japanese counterpart, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan Kato Katsunobu. At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Kato highlighted that bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the health sector has been developing rapidly, and expressed his gratitude for establishing a memorandum of understanding between the ministries. Minister D. Sarangerel emphasized that Japan’s technical assistance projects and financial support have substantially contributed to Mongolia's health sector development by improving public health services and enhancing the expertise of health specialists.

Keywords: healthcare, Ministry of Health   Daily News /page 5/


Second delivery of livestock vaccines from Russia received

Summary:

To prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease and improve the management of veterinary health standards, Cabinet approved the purchase of 7.2 million vaccination doses from Russia. An initial delivery of half a million doses was received in February. The second delivery, four million doses, was recently received and sent to Central and Gobi provinces on April 16 for distribution. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry reported that 6 million livestock in 99 soums of 14 provinces, as well as Ulaanbaatar, will be vaccinated. The remaining 2.8 million doses will be delivered and distributed in May.    

Keywords: agriculture, veterinary health   Today /page 1/ 


economy

Mongolia-Russia business meeting held

Summary:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Commerce Representative Office of the Russian Federation in Mongolia held a Mongolia-Russia business meeting in the Altanbulag free-trade zone (FTZ). Deputy Chairman on Economy of the Government of Buryatia Igor Zuraev, representatives from Far-East Investment and Export Agency, officials from the Embassy of Russia in Mongolia, and representatives from Russian companies operating in the Altanbulag FTZ participated in the meeting. The main topics of discussion involved the current status and prospective development of the Altanbulag FTZ and opportunities for investors and businesses. In order to intensify FTZ activities, the Mongolian side proposed establishing a Mongolia-Russia transport and logistics center and increasing the clearance capacity of Kyakhta Port by opening a designated FTZ gateway. The Russian representatives expressed their support for the proposal.

Keywords: free-trade zone, international transport, foreign relations   The National Post /page 2/


online story  

Information security discussion held 

Summary:

The State Information and Communication Department hosted a discussion on the Current Situation and Challenges of Information Security, in cooperation with the Mongolian Bar Association. Members of the Mongolian Bar Association, officials from the National Data Center, the National Policy Agency, and public and private sector information technology specialists participated in the dialogue. The State Information and Communications Department reported that the number of cyberattacks on state organizations is very high, and that 255,939 cyberattacks were recorded last week. In recent years, the number of cyberattacks reported to law enforcement has been increasing as well. The discussion's participants underscored that there is a need to improve the legal environment for information security and to draft a law on cyber security.  

Keywords: IT, National Data Center, cyber security   www.ikon.mn


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