TRANSPORT STATISTICS

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first four months of 2015, a total of 5659.6 thousand tons of freight and 927.9 thousand passengers (double counting) were carried by railway transport. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the amount of carried freight decreased by 402.6 thousand tons or 6.6 percent and the number of carried passengers decreased by 155.5 thousand people or 14.4 percent.

The revenue from railway transport in the first 4 months of 2015 reached MNT 109.6 billion reflecting decrease of 12.5 billion Togrog or 10.3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

As for air transport, it carried 812.1 tons of freight and 167.3 thousand passengers (double counting). Compared to the same period of the previous year, the amount of carried freight decreased by 269.5 tons or 24.9 percent and the number of carried passengers decreased by 36.1 thousand people or 17.7 percent.

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GDP INCREASES

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Gross Domestic Products (GDP) by production approach reached MNT 4525.7 billion at current price and MNT 2854.9 billion at 2010 constant price in the first quarter of 2015, showing increase of 9.4 percent at current price and 4.4 percent at constant price, compared to the same period of the previous year.

GDP by expenditure approach reached MNT 4540.3 billion at current price, MNT 2921.9 billion at 2010 constant price in the first quarter of 2015, showing increase of 10.0 percent at current price and 4.4 percent at constant price, against the same period of 2014, the National Statistics Office reports.

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CFAB International Spring Fair and Food Festival

2015 оны 5 дугаар сарын 12-13-ны өдрүүдэд ИБУИНВУ-д суугаа ЭСЯ Британи дахь “Монголын урлаг, соёл Лондонд” ТББ-тай хамтран жил бүр зохион байгуулагддаг олон улсын хаврын үзэсгэлэн худалдаа, үндэсний хоолны наадамд  амжилттай оролцов. 56 дахь жилдээ зохион байгуулагдаж байгаа уг арга хэмжээнд Лондон дахь 70 гаруй гадаадын ДТГ-ууд оролцов. 

Британи дахь “Монголын урлаг, соёл Лондонд” ТББ Ч.Сэндэмийн торго дээр зурсан уран зураг бүхий алчуур, цаасан хайчилбар, бэхэн зураг, Британийн зохиолч, түүхч Жон Ман-ы “Чингис хаан”, “Хубилай” ном, загвар зохион бүтээгч Д.Сэмжидмаа (Сэмка) өөрийн ноолууран бүтээгдэхүүнээр уг арга хэмжээнд оролцлоо.

The Embassy of Mongolia and Mongolian Art and Culture in London together have participated in the CFAB International Spring Fair and Food Festival on 12-13 May 2015. Diplomatic missions of over 70 countries based in London will bring their art, culture and food to the 56th CFAB International Spring Fair and Food Festival.      

Amazing hand-painted and colourful silk scarves and artworks by a Mongolian designer Ch. Sendem, ink painting and paper cutting artworks, mongolian souvenirs, British writer’s book “Genghis Khan”, “Kublai Khan” are provided by Mongolian Art and Culture in London, cashmere-by a London-based Mon
golian designer D.Semjidmaa (Semka).

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WEATHER FORECAST UNTIL MAY 19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Rain and snow are expected in western part of western region on May 15, western and central regions on May 16, in central and eastern regions on May 17, and in eastern region on May 18. Winds will get stronger in the sub-mountains of Altai on May 15, in some regions on May 16, reaching 12-14 m/sec, in some regions on May 17 and in steppes and the Gobi on May 18, reaching 16-18 m/sec speed and forming dust and snow storms.

The nighttime temperature in mountainous areas of Khangai, Khovsgol and Khentii and in the banks of Tuul and Terelj rivers will be -2+3, and the daytime, +13+18.

In the depression of Great Lakes and in southern part of the Gobi, the night- time temperature will be +8+13, and the daytime, +23+28.

In other regions, the nighttime temperature will be +1+6, and the daytime, +17+22 Celsius.

It will get warmer in northern parts of central and eastern regions on May 17, and in eastern half of the territory on May 18.

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STOCK EXCHANGE NEWS FOR MAY 12

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the Stock Exchange trades on Tuesday, a total of 80 thousand and 783 units of 16 JSCs were traded costing MNT 265 million 521 thousand and 638.00.
“Merex” /56 thousand units/, “Genco tour bureau” /9,680 units/, “Remikon” /7,013 units/, “APU” /3,183 units/ and “State Department Store” /1,344 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were “APU” (MNT 11 million 241 thousand and 170), “Merex” (MNT four million and 984 thousand), “Merex” (MNT one million and 530 thousand), “Genco tour bureau” (MNT 774 thousand and 400), “State Department Store” (MNT 672 thousand).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 261 billion 183 million 042 thousand and 333. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 12,805.49,decreasing 0.04% and the all index of MSE was 940.21.
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MONGOLIA CONSIDERS JOINING CONVENTION ON TRANSFER OF SENTENCED PERSONS

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The cabinet considered on Monday Mongolia’s joining the Convention on Transfer of Sentenced Persons of the Council of Europe, and resolved
to consult it with affiliated Standing committee.
The Convention has been ratified by governments of 47 European Union member states and by 19 non-members, including the USA, Australia and Japan, where our citizens work and study in relatively great numbers. By joining the Convention, Mongolia will exchange convicts with the Convention’s member-countries.
The Government is collaborating in exchanging the convicted and assisting in the transfer processes with several countries, where Mongolian nationals travel to on purposes of study, work and business, and have come to become subjects to criminal cases. Mongolia has signed bilateral agreements with seven countries so far, which legalized the convict-transferring procedures. As for the countries without any regulations regarding the procedures, it requires some diplomatic measures.
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DRAFT AMENDMENT TO LAW ON MINERAL RESOURCES SUBMITTED

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Such a draft was presented to the Chairman of the State Great Khural Z.Enkhbold by the Minister of Finance J.Erdenebat on May 11. The amendments concerns the taxation and reporting issues.
According to the General Tax Law, the final dates for paying and reporting of any kind of taxation are resolved to be simultaneous, while the Law on Mineral Resources says the entities should pay the quarterly royalty payments within the next quarter and to submit the monthly report by 20th of a next month.
As the two regulations contradict with each other, it puts more burden on the tax authorities, as well as on the taxpayers, said the Minister.
Therefore, the draft amendment to the Law on Mineral Resources has been developed for resolving these conflicting issues and for harmonizing the clauses of the law with the General Tax Law. In brief, the tax paying and reporting periods will be set on the same dates.
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CAMEL RACE DAY

The Embassy of Mongolia in London is inviting you to join a CAMEL RACE DAY charity event, which is being organized by the Wild Camel Protection Foundation on Sunday, 7 September 2014 at Hole Park, Rolvenden, Kent TN17 4JA,England.

NEW TIMETABLE

The Embassy’s Visa Section is renewing its timetable effect from Monday, 18 August 2014 as follows:

Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Opening hours: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm (except public holidays)

So please arrange your visit to the Visa Section accordingly.

VISA REGIME CHANGES FOR SOME COUNTRIES

The Government of Mongolia has made a decision on exempting passport holders of 42 countries, travelling to Mongolia, from visa requirements.

According to the Government decision, passport holders of the below listed countries may travel to Mongolia for tourist and/or business purposes without visa and stay up to 30 days, from 25 June 2014 to 31 December 2015.

Please note that visa fee is non-refundable. The Embassy will not reimburse the fee paid before this date.

Country
1 Austria
2 Andorra
3 Argentina
4 Bahamas
5 Belgium
6 Bulgaria
7 Brazil
8 Greece
9 Gibraltar
10 Grenada
11 Denmark
12 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13 Iceland
14 Spain
15 Italy
16 Ireland
17 Cyprus
18 Costa-Rica
19 Latvia
20 Lithuania
21 Liechtenstein
22 Luxembourg
23 Malta
24 Monaco
25 Netherlands
26 Norway
27 Panama
28 Poland
29 Portugal
30 Romania
31 Slovakia
32 Slovenia
33 Hungary
34 Uruguay
35 Finland
36 France
37 Croatia
38 Czech
39 Chile
40 Sweden
41 Switzerland
42 Estonia
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