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Interview

  • The thrust on reviving mineral exploration has led to a decision to issue special exploration permits on 41.4 million hectares of land, or 26.4% of Mongolian territory. Permits for 31.2 million hectares will be issued under application, while those on the remaining 10.2 million hectares will be decided under the selection process. N.Ariuntuya spoke to B.Baatartsogt, Head of the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority, to find out where and how matters stand.
  • G.Tsogt, Deputy Director of Mongolyn Alt LLC, briefs E.Odjargal on the state of the company’s projects.
  • The response to the draft law on mining has been mixed. Among those who are fully or partly against it, some have specific objections while the reservations of some others stem more from fears of uncertainty. We at MMJ thought it would be good to talk to framers of the draft to find out what they mean it to say, as against maybe uninformed perception of their intent. Accordingly, N.Ariuntuya sat down with M.Dagva, a member of the working group responsible for the draft.
  • 2017 marks the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Australia and Mongolia.  It has also been a year since the Australian Embassy in Mongolia was opened. E.Odjargal, MMJ Reporter sat down with Mr  John Langtry, the first resident Australian Ambassador to Mongolia, and discussed a wide range of topics around bilateral economic cooperation.
  • S.Bold-Erdene talks to Ch.Chuluunbat, Head of the Fuel Policy Department in the Mining and Heavy Industry Ministry, about amendments to the product sharing agreement, extraction of crude oil, consumption and investments.
  • The need to improve the quality of mining governance, in both private and State-owned companies, is now a priority in countries seeking to make optimal use of their natural resources.  MMJ talks to Bryan Land, Lead Extractives Specialist at the World Bank and Team Leader of its  Improved Governance of Extractives Project in Mongolia, about this and related issues.
  • Anun has already made its mark in the Mongolian furniture industry as a modern high quality office furniture manufacturer and supplier. In recent years organizations of all industries such as banks, financial institutes, educational and cultural organizations and mining companies are keen on buying furniture from “Anun”. We sat down with its Chief Executive Officer Mr. S.Sainkhuu to discuss about current trends and projects they have been working on.
  • Earlier this month, Jean Sebastien Jacques, who took over as CEO of Rio Tinto not so long ago brought the entire board of the mining giant to Mongolia for a trip to the Oyu Tolgoi site. He and the Rio Chairman also met with the Prime Minister to discuss various issues related to the OT project. S.Bold-Erdene of the MMJ was among the Mongolian journalists who spoke to him. This is a fair but not literal transcript of the conversation.
  • Joining CRIRSCO (Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards) in October 2014 as its 8th member meant Mongolia could use the internationally recognized MRC Code. The NGO, Mongolian Professional Institute of Geosciences and Mining, represents Mongolia at CRIRSCO, and in this interview with MMJ, Oyungerel B., Executive Director of MPIGM, talks about the code and about how much has been accomplished and what lies ahead.
  • My name is Battuya Jalbasuren. I am a Managing Partner of Chinggis Law LLP. We’re lawyers and attorneys who provide legal consulting services and advocacies specializing in mining, commercial and corporate areas of law. My partner Batbayar Enkhee is an attorney with extensive experience in administrative and criminal law practices
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