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Mongolia's Tourism Budget for 2017 Approved

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The State Great Khural (parliament) of Mongolia have approved a bill for 2017 budget. The Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia will receive MNT 70.6 billion budget for 2017 followed by the Ministry of External Relations (MNT 59.6 bln), the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development (MNT 56.9 bln) and the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry (with MNT 20.2 bln is the least budgeted ministry).

The 2017 budget is more by MNT 13.3 bln from previous 2016 budget which was at 57.3.

As a result of parliamentary election in July 2016 and a followed new government cabinet formation, the Ministry of Nature, Environment, Green Development and Tourism had dropped Green Development title from its name and is now called as the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism. The current minister is Mrs. Oyunkhorol Dulamsuren who has been holding her position since December 2014 with a brief interruption from September 2015 to July 2016.