(Mogi: My deepest apologies for the absence of past few newswires, combination of work and holiday)
Government Declares Land around OT, TT, Sainshand "Special Purpose Land"June 3 (www.open-government.mn) (summarized from Mongolian): Cabinet meeting on Wednesday declared 3512.5 hectares in Sainshand, Dundgovi Aimag for Sainshand Industrial Complex, 7736.1 hectares in OT vicinity, 3661.3 hectares in TT vicinity, 882.3 hectares in Zamyn-Uud, Dornogovi Aimag (railway border point) and 12084.9 hectares in Sergelen Soum, Tuv Aimag land designated for "International Airport" (to be built with financing from the Japanese government).
The article further says that Ministers of Transportation and Finance and relevant local authorities are to study ways to reclaim the land from and compensate citizens or entities who own the land, and report to the cabinet by July 1. And to draw up plans for the industrial complex, mining town development and report to cabinet within Q4 2010.
Mogi: These "special purpose lands" around OT and TT seems to be land where government wants to build the OT and TT towns and most likely the rail lines as well. These "lands" will probably affect many mining licenses, owned by several companies. The article doesn't mention where exactly these lands will be or who's licenses it affects. Will keep you posted on further details.
Hunnu Coal To Further Expand South Gobi Coal Province
June 2 (Proactive Investors Australia) Hunnu Coal (ASX: HUN) has acquired a 60% interest in the Tsohio Coal Project, which is located approximately 40km south of the company's Khuree-2 coal project in the Umnugobi Province of Mongolia.
The company is currently undertaking a mapping and geophysics exploration programme at the project which is located between the Giant Tavan Tolgoi Coking Coal Field and South Gobi Energy Resources Coal Field, 60 km north of Mongolian-Chinese border. ...The Tsohio Coal project is highly prospective for both coking and thermal coals and Hunnu was granted an Exploration License with an area of 38,600Ha. ...The Tsohio Coal Project has an exploration target of 50Mt to 75Mt and the company is currently planning an aggressive exploration programme and drilling programme commencing in July 2010. ...An independent geologist has commenced the process of calculating a JORC compliant resource statement for historical work completed at the Tenuun 2 Coal Project with results available in the coming weeks. ...
Government Declares Land around OT, TT, Sainshand "Special Purpose Land"
Hunnu Coal To Further Expand South Gobi Coal Province
The company is currently undertaking a mapping and geophysics exploration programme at the project which is located between the Giant Tavan Tolgoi Coking Coal Field and South Gobi Energy Resources Coal Field, 60 km north of Mongolian-Chinese border.
Erdene Announces Appointment of Xstrata Coal's Malcolm Cox to Board, Provides Zuun Mod Molybdenum Project Update
The Zuun Mod exploration license was recently renewed to May 28, 2011. Erdene has been carrying out work over the past year in preparation for conversion of the Zuun Mod exploration license to a mining license. This included work by Mongolian consulting companies that prepared technical reports in support of the mining license application. These reports have been finalized and submitted to the Mongolian Mineral Resource Council, for registration of the mineral resource at Zuun Mod, a prerequisite to the granting of a mining license.
HOHHOT, June 2 (Xinhua) -- At least two railways will cross north China's East Ujimqin Plain in Inner Mongolia to break a bottleneck on trade across the China-Mongolia border in the next two years.
"The railways, totaling more than 1,300 km in length, will start from Fuxin, of Liaoning Province, and Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, and end at Zhuengadabuqi Port," said Uliji, party chief of the East Ujimqin Banner (County) Government.
The modern town is an inland port for China-Mongolia trade, with a turnover of 500,000 tonnes of goods in 2009.
Uliji anticipated the amount would soar to 15 million tonnes in the next three or four years, making Zhuengadabuqi an important port for border trade.
The Chinese premier said China takes a strategic and long-term perspective when developing relations with Mongolia, adding Mongolia is a priority in China's diplomacy toward its neighbors.
ULAN BATOR -- China is willing to boost investment cooperation with Mongolia in mineral resources development and infrastructure construction and encourage Chinese enterprises to import more farm and animal husbandry products from its northern neighbor, Wen said Wednesday.
Wen also made four proposals on further boosting bilateral economic and trade cooperation.
The agreements cover the following areas.
- The first revalidates and extends the agreement in force since 1998. It calls for increased border trade, development of tourism, better access through the borders, and protection of the environment.
- China will provide 50 million yuan to be spent on projects to which both sides agree. Another 10 million yuan will be used to modernize the Mongolian military.
- The road in front of the Chinese Embassy will be called Beijing Street. It will be repaired and rebuilt with money China pledged in April, 2008.
- Customs operations will be made more effective. The two sides will exchange information on customs practices and violation of customs regulations. They will collaborate against cross-border movement of narcotics and other drugs.
- Mongolia will buy new locomotives with some of the USD300 million earlier promised.
- Some of this money will also be used to strengthen the Infrastructure at Zamyn Uud.
- The Nuclear Energy Agency of Mongolia and the National Nuclear Corporation of China will explore areas of cooperation in the uranium sector.
- Mongolians who graduate in China will be eligible for employment in Chinese companies and Chinese who get a degree in Mongolia will be similarly able to work here.
- China will allow 500 Mongolians to study in China in the next five years, and will also allow 60 young Mongolians to conduct brief study projects each year for five years.
Batbold asked China to reduce transit transport fees to facilitate use of Chinese ports by Mongolian goods.
Before leaving, Wen attended the opening ceremony of Chinese Culture Center on the 7 floor of Central Tower.
Mines And Money Is Launched In Beijing
China Loses Taste for the Dollar, Looks to Lock-Up Gold Supply
Former president of Mongolia Punsalmaa Ochirbat, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Javier Hou and more than 30 ambassadors in Taiwan came to join the cultural feast with enchanting performances of traditional Mongolian instruments and dances.
Scholars determine Chinggis Khaan's birthday
May 31 (news.mn) The working group comprising scholars and historians and set up by President Ts.Elbegdorj in March to determine the exact date and place of the birth of Chinggis Khaan submitted its report on Friday. Its decision is that Chinggis Khaan was born on the first day of the first month of winter according to the lunar calendar in Dadal soum of Khentii province. The date on the Gregorian calendar would fall between the middle and end of October.
The group has suggested that the day be celebrated nationally as Mongolia Day.