August 15, 2018

Constitutional Court sets date to review petition on Khentii aimag by-election schedule


Certain lawyers submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court stating that the State Great Khural resolution no.62 on settling date for the Khentii aimag or 42nd constituency of the Parliament by-election violates several provisions of the Constitutional Law. The lawyers argue that the by-election date proposed by the SGH breaks the principle of all citizens’ equality before the law, therefore limiting some citizens’ rights to run for the election. On August 22, the Constitutional Court will convene to discuss and review the petition. Depending on the decision of the Constitutional Court, Khentii aimag’s by-election date will be finalized.                              

Keywords: Parliament, 42nd constituency, Constitutional Court   Today /page A2/

Deputy Director of Ulaanbaatar Railway L.Khaltar to be nominated as Deputy Minister for MoRTD


On August 14, the Governing Board of the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) convened to discuss potential candidates for a vacant position of the deputy minister of the Ministry of Road and Transport Development (MoRTD), and to review the Party’s Supervisory Committee report. Secretary General of the MPP D. Amarbayasgalan, Member of Parliament S. Byambatsogt, and Chief of Cabinet Secretariat G.Zandanshatar announced that the Governing Board agreed to nominate current Deputy Director of Ulaanbaatar Railway Company L.Khaltar for the vacant position. According to officials, there were seven potential candidates and Mr. Khaltar was selected based on his professional expertise, experience and ability to lead in the sector.

Keywords: Cabinet, Mongolian People’s Party, MoRTD   The National Post /page 2/


Mongolia’s highest-ever coal export price settled by Energy Resources


Energy Resources LLC set the highest-ever coal exporting price. As of the first half of 2018, the company’s coking coal concentrate average price reached 146.1 USD, an increase of 15 percent compared to the same period in 2017. In the first six months of 2018, Energy Resources exported 1.7 million tons of hard coking coal concentrate, 0.2 million tons of semi-soft coking coal concentrate, and 0.1 million tons of energy coal concentrate, thus accounting for 13 percent of Mongolia’s overall coal export volume. The company’s export revenue of 270 million USD made up more than 20 percent of Mongolia’s coal export sales.   

Keywords: coal export, Energy Resources
  The Official Gazette /page 5/

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Cabinet approves organizational structure and workforce number of new agency for persons with disabilities


During its regular session on August 15, Cabinet approved the organizational structure and the number of employees of the newly-formed agency for persons with disabilities. The agency is to have 35 employees. According to data provided by the National Statistical Office, there are 103,630 people with disabilities in Mongolia with 42 percent of these individuals living in poverty. 

Keywords: Cabinet, session, social welfare

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