Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A plenary meeting of the irregular spring session of parliament discussed Wednesday draft amendments to the laws on investment, on prohibiting mineral exploration and extraction near/at water sources and forests.
In early September members of the Committee for Reform movement in the Mongolian People`s Party (MPP) have recently demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister over the uncertainty surrounding the biggest deposits of Oyu Tolgoi and Tavantolgoi, the deterioration of the economic environment, inflation. The call for the resignation of Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag required a response in 14 days from its delivery.
The “National campaign against cancer” is being organized nationwide for the third year by the National Cancer Center and Mongolian National Broadcaster since its launch in 2011. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Oyu tolgoi mine and other constructions to be erected in southern region of Mongolia will be fully provided with electricity when a first part of a 450 MWT power station is put into use in 2016.
Members of the Standing Committees on the Economy and Environment and on Food and Agriculture discussed and agreed to establish a task force to study the law on the Prohibition of Mineral Prospecting Exploration in water basin areas and forest areas on Tuesday September 17th. The purpose of the task force will be to understand the respective departments positions on the controversial issues surrounding the amendments to the draft law and to streamline them into regulatory compliance within the law.