Mongolia has a functioning democracy, one of the few in Asia. Here is a collection of the most important political news coming from Mongolia, news about the various political parties as well as the political elite.
On Tuesday, the President Ts.Elbegdorj gave a direction to the cabinet by his decree to create a friendly environment for Mongolian citizens to live in healthy and safe environment, to ensure the sustainable healthy development of youths and families, to improve the population's growth and the gene pool, to intensify the supplementary state policy on accommodating the needs of the work force, to enhance its activities and improve the legal environment.
The Polar Star Order was bestowed on Tuesday upon Mr. Jonathan Addleton, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Mongolia for his contributions to developing the Mongolia-USA friendly relations and cooperation in socio-economic sector.
At a regular cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, the Minister of Finance D.Khayankhyarvaa was obliged to place in the state annual budgetary planning and clarification financial resource of capital and current expenditures to realize projects reflected in the investment program.
At its meeting held on Wednesday, the cabinet made a decision to register the construction work of base structure of the railway in route of Erdnet-Moron-Ovoot in the list of works to be done by concession after getting acquainted with a course of works of the railway's base structure. Related officials have been ordered to work out a proposal on doing the construction work under a concession contract and to submit it to the cabinet.
The cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to grant monthly allowance of MNT 15 thousand to people aged up to 18 years who urgently need the social welfare and assistance, and the allowance of MNT 10 thousand will be given to those people aged 18 or above a month.