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For the Record

  • The law prohibiting exploration and extraction in certain water and forest areas, commonly known as the“long-titled” law, continues to be in limbo. Belying expectations, the special session of the State Great Khural did not discuss the draft regulatory law to amend several of its disputed provisions. Some reconciliation of opposing positions is now likely before the Fall session. N.Aruintuya explores how the proposed amendments will alter the law.
  • The new law on foreign investment, passed by Parliament at its special session, becomes effective on November 1.
  • G. Iderkhangai studies the draft mineral policy for 2013-2024 and finds it short on specifics. Parliament would do well to insist on several clarifications before approving such an important document.
  • Known for his incisive analysis and independent views as well as for the no-nonsense way in which he expresses them, Byambasuren Dash, the 17th Prime Minister of Mongolia, tells N.Ariuntuya what he thinks of what is presently happening in the mining sector.
  • We give below a summary of President Ts.Elbegdorj’s opening address at the public discussion of the draft Minerals Law in the Citizens’ Chamber.  
  • Dr. G.Tsogt, Vice President of Industry and Project Implementation at Mongolyn Alt, answers questions by N.Ariuntuya on the draft mining law.
  • Ts.Davaatseren, Honoured Industrial Worker and Head of the Mining Department at the Minerals Authority, was advisor to the working group that prepared the draft mining law. He answers N.Ariuntuya’s questions o