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Policy

  • Recently the government’s action plan for 2016-2020 was approved by the Parliament. The government will now prepare a comprehensive plan to implement the action plan, and get this approved at a government meeting. The actual implementation will begin only then. The action plan lists the five main directions where the government intends to be most active.
  • The news of the unexpected sale by the Russian State-owned company Rostec to an almost unknown Mongolian company of its 49 per cent ownership in two iconic joint ventures, Erdenet Mining Corporation and Mongolrostsvetmet, took everybody by surprise. No one knows for sure why the deal was done, but E. Odjargal shows how the period of Rostec’s involvement was marked by tension, open or hidden.
  • The Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) now has 65 seats in the Parliament, against the Democratic Party’s (DP) 9, and the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party’s (MPRP) one. The last seat is held by an independent. This overwhelming majority gives the MPP a free hand in running the country in the next four years. So what is the action plan it wishes to implement?
  • An article in our Mongolian section last month, read together with its updated version in English in the present issue, will give hope to all who look forward to Mongolian State-owned enterprises functioning to their full potential, contributing more to the nation’s GDP, in both absolute and comparative terms.
  • S. Javkhlanbaatar,Director General of Invest Mongolia Agency,explains to MMJ why 2016 should see a considerable rise in FDI.
  • As part of the ‘Local News Network’ project implemented by The Mongolian Mining Journal in cooperation with GIZ IMRI, a wrap-up meeting was held in Ulaanbaatar on 10 November, where 52 journalists from different local areas participated
  • This year has been the most remarkable year so far in the history of the Mongolian democratic state. It is a year of proud anniversaries -- the 25th anniversary of the first election to a truly democratic Parliament, and also of the beginning of a parliamentary system that has continued without interruption – but it is also proving to be a year of amazing firsts, again to do with Parliament, so much so that people have begun to wonder how much longer it will continue in its present form.
  • N. Dorjdari, Coordinator of the National Resources Governance Institute of Mongolia, answers MMJ’s questions on the draft model agreement between local communities and mining companies.
  • Among the most important discussions Parliament will have in the Autumn session is one on the draft law on the proposed Future Heritage Fund, submitted by the President on 12 June, 2015.
  • G.Ider asked some local government officials why most aimags are opposing grant of exploration licences in their territory. We give their explanations in their own words.
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Do you agree with increasing state participation in the Draft New Mining Law?
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