With initiative of the Government of Mongolia and Ministry of Road and Transport, the first three – party joint intergovernmental consultative meeting “Northern corridor” on transit transport between Mongolia, China and Russia was held in Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday December 18th, 2013.
One of Mongolia`s unique works, the Ganjuur sutra, in which each page is sophisticatedly written with nine precious stones, was inscribed to the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage last July.
Officials from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and MIAT Mongolian Airlines (MIAT) participated in a signing ceremony today that finalized the export of a U.S. Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with GE engines to MIAT.
The 8th Session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ended up in Baku on Dec 7th, 2013. Mongolia has succeeded to add Mongolian calligraphy to the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in the session.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of Road and Transport of Mongolia Batzaya Baasandorj met with the Director Air Talks Office, Civil Aviation Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism of Japan Taro Kobayashi to discuss the opportunities to expand the bilateral air service during working visit of Mongolian delegation to Japan on November 20-21, 2013.
Mongolian National Tourism Center under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism published Calendar of Events 2014 to promote the Mongolia’s nature, historical and cultural heritages and traditional customs of its people.
A new building for the Mongolian Natural History Museum is expected to be in service by 2016. The current museum building was shut down after the Mongolian General Authority of Specialized Inspection concluded in June, 2013 that the building cannot withstand earthquake and natural disasters and must be closed.
On October 21st, 2013 Hunnu Air launched a flight to Manzhouli – a city in the northeastern Chinese region of Manchuria.
According to the preliminary data by the National Statistics Office, the number of tourists fell by 12.1% compared to previous year. As of September, 2013 the number of foreign visitors Mongolia reached only 333,000 compared to previous year's 475,000.