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MIAT takes delivery of new
Boeing 737-800

On July 9, US Ambassador John Dinger was on the tarmac in Ulaanbaatar to welcome the first Boeing 737-800 delivered to Mongolian Airlines (MIAT), the flag carrier of Mongolia, under a leasing agreement between the airline and GATX Financial Corporation. NAMBC Board Member John Bruns, Asia Sales Director for the Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], shepherded this historic deal from the first contact through delivery. The leased jetliner is now serving destinations in China, Korea and Japan -- including the newly-opened service to Tokyo/Narita Airport.

The acquisition is part of Mongolian Airlines' on-going effort to update its fleet. The 737-800's long range and low community noise level will allow flexibility in future growth by enabling the airline to serve new international destinations. Boeing 737-800 aircraft are replacing Mongolian Airlines' existing 727-200 planes. MIAT is expected to realize overall cost savings because of the 737-800's high fuel-saving operating efficiency and advanced technology.

"Boeing is proud to be Mongolian Airlines' preferred aviation partner," said Larry Dickenson, Boeing senior vice president - Sales, Asia Pacific. "We look forward to working side by side with Mongolian Airlines to make it a win-win relationship." The 737-800 is a member of the newest and most technologically advanced airplane in the single-aisle market and can fly higher, faster and farther than any of its competitors. In addition, the 737 flight deck features the latest liquid-crystal flat panel displays and is designed to accommodate new communications and flight management capabilities. Airlines have purchased more 737s than any other commercial airplane in history. To date, more than 5000 737s have been ordered by 215 operators worldwide.

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US Ambassador to Mongolia John Dinger speaks at Ulaanbaatar Airport at
delivery of Boeing 737 to Mongolian Airlines on July 9

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is Launching Its Major Summer Exhibition
Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan

The big new summer exhibit at the Museum of Natural History on the National Mall in Washington, DC, will be "Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan," opening officially in July and continuing through October or November. Mongolia will also be featured as part of the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Exhibition on the Mall this summer. For exact dates and additional information, keep checking the museum's website, www.mnh.si.edu for future postings on this exhibition (nothing on the exhibit is yet up on that site).

This exhibit, originally organized by Mongolia scholar and author Paula Sabloff, documents and explores Mongolia's development from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, showing the struggle to recover Mongolian national identity, secure independence and the evolution of democracy. The exhibit also challenges traditional Western perceptions of Chinngis Khan and features treasured objects, many being exhibited in the U.S. for the first time, illustrating daily life in the 13th and 20th centuries.

Other special events are being organized by Ambassador J. Choinhor in conjunction with this exhibit, including a June 27 reception at the Mongolian Embassy in Georgetown (Washington, DC) which is a fundraiser for the Zorig Foundation USA, the 501(c)3 charitable foundation created as a memorial to the late Zorig Sanjasuren, pioneering leader of the Democratic Movement and former Minister of Infrastructure who was assassinated in 1998. For further information and tickets for the June 27 reception, contact Mike Mitchell, Orion Strategies, (202) 543-8377 or (202) 543-8480, EMAIL: [email protected]

This exhibit is complemented by research and preservation work on Mongolia's unique "deer stone" monuments being done by Bill Fitzhugh, senior scientist at the Museum of Natural History and previously curator of the Smithsonian's popular "Vikings" exhibition (which has now moved on to the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa). We are hoping Bill will be at our 5th Annual Investors Conference in Ulaanbaatar, June 26-28, to provide an update on his research, which was initiated and supported by NAMBC Member Ed Nef and his Santis Foundation.

The Smithsonian is offering corporate sponsorship opportunities for both the "Reclaiming Genghis Khan" exhibit and to support the preservation and research work undertaken in Mongolia by Bill Fitzhugh and his team. Sponsors will have exposure to millions of visitors to this exhibit and the Mongolian Folklife program as well as national exposure through print and broadcast media covering the show. For further details on how to support these activities, including the deer stones project, contact Jackie Corbett at the Smithsonian, (202) 786-3137, EMAIL: [email protected]

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Ambassador John Dinger offers "Five Silver Bullets" to improve investor confidence

US Ambassador to Mongolia John Dinger has recommended to the Government of Mongolia (GoM) a series of five actions the GoM can take immediately "to send a clear, strong signal that it wants to meet foreign investors' concerns."

Ambassador Dinger described the following steps as "Five Silver Bullets":

First, require all Ministries and the Parliament to publish all draft legislation on the "Open Government" website -- www.open-government.mn -- at least 30 days before it is to be considered in Parliament.

Second, record and make publicly available all judicial decisions on tax cases.

Third, require that all due legal process be fully completed before taxpayer assets can be seized.

Fourth, require all inspectors to present a letter signed and numbered by their agency authorizing them to conduct an inspection.

Fifth, make all licenses and registrations valid for the longest reasonable time.

In offering these suggestions, Ambassador Dinger emphasized that that his top goal is to help Mongolia succeed. However, he cautioned that the GoM must move quickly to address complaints of current investors. The Ambassador noted that any new investors will, as a reasonable first step, talk to those already doing business in Mongolia. The Ambassador believes that it is essential newcomers hear that Mongolia is a good place to do business.

Ambassador Joe Lake: consulting, lecturing & writing

Joe Lake's idea of retirement would exhaust most college kids after a week. The first resident US Ambassador to Mongolia (1990-1993) and later US Ambassador to Albania, Joseph E. Lake now combines his expertise on international relations and information technology to maintain a busy schedule of lecturing, consulting and writing on East Asia, the Balkans and IT applications for companies and government agencies. He's a consultant to the US State Department on information usage systems, is in much demand as a speaker and lecturer around the country, and is also completing a book on Mongolia's transition to democracy with a grant from the Luce Foundation.

  After leaving the foreign service in 1997, Joe served four years as Director of International Affairs for the City of Dallas, TX, where he regularly arranged a warm reception for visiting Mongolian officials and business leaders.
       Joe and his wife, Jody, maintain close ties with Mongolia. In June 2001, Joe was a speaker at the Asia Foundation's 10th anniversary seminar in Ulaanbaatar and in January 2002 served as a speaker and panelist at the NAMBC's 11th annual general meeting in Denver.
In March 2002, at one stop on a cross-country lecture tour, Joe was a speaker at the Mongolia Seminar at the University of Pittsburg Honors College and at the Pittsburgh World Affairs. The Honors College, led by Dean Alec Stewart, is also a member of the NAMBC. Joe and Jody Lake can be reached in Dallas at
TELEPHONE (214) 361 9951; FAX: (214) 361 9952, or EMAIL [email protected]

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John Bruns (Boeing) joins NAMBC Board of Directors

The newest member of the NAMBC Board of Directors, elected at our Denver annual general meeting in January 2002, is John W. Bruns, Sales Director-Asia Pacific of the Boeing Company. John was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but spent ten years of his childhood as an expatriate in Taipei, Taiwan. After two years at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, he enrolled at Bucknell University (PA), graduating in 1986 with a dual major in Mechanical Engineering and East Asian Studies.

 NAMBC Chairman Jalsa Urubshurow says, "We are delighted to add an international businessperson like John to our board. Besides working with MIAT, he has a long-existing familiarity with Mongolia because one of his classmates in Taipei and at Choate was the son of Ambassador Joe Lake, the first resident American ambassador to Ulaanbaatar."

Following graduation in 1986, John joined McDonnell Douglas as a structural test engineer in Long Beach, California. In 1991, John completed an MBA in International Business at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center at Claremont Graduate School. After a four year assignment in the McDonnell Douglas China Program Office as Deputy Program Manager for the MD-80/90 China Co-Production Program, John transferred to the McDonnell Douglas Beijing office in 1994. During a five year assignment in China, John was deputy to the president of McDonnell Douglas China with various business development responsibilities.
      Following the merger with Boeing in 1997, John was appointed Sales Director-Asia Pacific and transferred in 1999 to Boeing Commercial Airplanes headquarters in Seattle. John is currently responsible for several Chinese airline customers as well as Mongolia and North Korea. John speaks Mandarin Chinese and in-between frequent trips to Asia finds time to pursue his hobbies of photography and scuba diving.

USMBC changes name to "North America-Mongolia Business Council" (NAMBC)

Effective January 29, 2002, the former USMBC changed its name to the "North America-Mongolia Business Council " On that date, the Government of the District of Columbia certified the amendment to our corporate charter to make the change. Our bank accounts have changed to NAMBC as well as in future, that's how all checks should be written.

The USMBC acquired its current name in 1991 after absorbing the smaller US-Mongolia Trade Council. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to change the name in order to more accurately reflect the Canadian-American composition of membership. Following the dissolution of the short-lived Canada-Mongolia Business Association (CMBA) in 1998, an increasing number of Canadian companies joined the USMBC. Currently, more than 10% of NAMBC members are Canadian. The Canadian Government gave its blessing to the new NAMBC earlier this year. Pronunciation of the new acronym is "NAM-bee-cee."

The 5th Annual NAMBC Investors Conference in UB, Mongolia, June 26-27-28, 2002

Register for the USMBC's 11th Annual Meeting & Mongolia Symposium in Denver, Colorado, January 17-19th, 2002

The 11th Annual Meeting of the largest and oldest trade association linking Mongolia and the West is also organized as a Mongolia Symposium of interest to business leaders, potential investors, academicians and others.
Primary venue for these events will be the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver Hotel starting on Thursday evening, January 17 and continuing through Saturday evening, January 19. Speakers will include high-ranking Mongolian officials and business leaders coming to Denver for this occasion. The Council is grateful for the support and assistance of the Denver-Ulaanbaatar Sister City Committee.
Expected Mongolia speakers include the Minister of Trade & Industry, the Chairman of the State Great Hural Standing Committee on Economic Policy, the Head of the Minerals Resources Authority, the Deputy Minister of Justice and others.
Absolute deadline for registration is January 10, 2002, after which a late fee is charged. Please make your hotel reservations early because these events coincide with both the 96th Annual National Western Stock Show & Rodeo and the the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency only through December 17 at reduced rates of $112 single and $137 double by calling Denver Hyatt reservations at 1-800-358-5593 and requesting the rate for the "Mongolia Business Council."
The program schedule:
Date Description
Thursday 1/17/02 Opening reception in honor of Visiting Mongolian Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament.
Friday 1/18/02 11th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Mongolia Business Council & Mongolia Symposium-- panels will address investment issues and incentives, agribusiness, natural resource, energy and mining opportunities, IT outsourcing, telecom and electronics, infrastructure development opportunities and trade issues. Lunch included.
Friday Night 1/18/02 PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Rodeo Performance at the National Western Stock Show. (tickets & transportation included)
Saturday, 1/19/02 Continuation of Annual Meeting and Mongolia Symposium -- panels will address cultural issues, opportunities in educational exchange and training, tourism development, health care and medical opportunities and land use & environmental problems and programs. Lunch not included.
Saturday Night, 1/19/02 Reception in honor of Ambassador Jalbuu Choinhor, longest serving Mongolian envoy to the U.S., hosted by SOCO Oil Company "Mongolian Festival of Music"; separate fee--organized by Ulaanbaatar-Denver Sister City Committee; tickets available at the USMBC/NAMBC registration desk at the Hyatt or call the Sister City Committee at (303) 832-6173
Post Conference The Denver host committee will arrange opportunities for visiting Mongolian business people to participate in National Western Stock Show and Horse Show activities the following week and arrange individual "matchmaker" business appointments for interested American and Mongolian business executives. To make appointments call Jim Wagenlander, Honorary Council of Mongolia in Denver, (303) 832-6511.

Registration fee for the U.S.-Mongolia Business Council Annual Meeting, January 17-19, includes Cabinet Ministers & Parliamentarian Reception on Thursday evening, January 17, all sessions on January 18 and 19, lunch on January 18, rodeo on Friday evening, January 18, and Reception in Honor of Mongolian Ambassador J. Choinhor, Saturday evening, January 18.

Cost per person ($)
Paid-up Members of the USMBC, CCBC Mongolia Society
and the US Embassy's AMBG in UB
Non-Members 550
Non-Member/Non-Profit Organization 500
Government / International Organizations 275
Non-Member Mongolians who work for Mongolian

Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations or travel to Denver. Transportation to the rodeo on Friday night, January 18, will be provided. Absolute deadline for registration is January 10, 2002, after which a late registration fee will apply. Checks on U.S banksshould be drawn to the order of the "USMBC-Annual meeting" and mailed to the USMBC at 1015 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3551. For information on remitting by bank wire transfer, please contact [email protected]
The January 19 concert is NOT included in the registration fee; tickets may be purchased at the USMBC registration desk at the Regency, January 17-19. The "Festival of Mongolian Music Concert" will follow the SOCO reception in honor of Ambassador Choinhor on Saturday night, January 19.

Sponsored by the Denver-Ulaanbaatar Sister City Committee and the Colorado Mongolian Community; -for ticket prices, and advance purchases, and venue, contact the Denver-Ulaanbaatar Sister City Committee in Denver, Colorado at 303-832-6173.

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USMBC supports Mongolia Institute for Buddhist Art (MIBA)

In behalf of Chairman Jalsa Urubshurow and Vice Chairman Jim Wagenlander, Council President Steve Saunders (front left) presents equipment to MIBA Deputy Director S.J. Kim and MIBA students in UB.

The NAMBClast summer presented two new sewing machines, other equipment and a cash contribution to the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art (MIBA), located within the Gandan Monastery compound in Ulaanbaatar. This was the second delivery of equipment to MIBA by the USMBC.

Founded and headed by the Buddhist artist and religious leader Purevbat Lam, MIBA is a degree-granting academic institution that trains new artisans in traditional Mongolian and Tibetan techniques of lamist Buddhist art, which Purevbat has painstakingly rediscovered and revived. These techniques were almost completely lost as the result of the Communist repression and the destruction of Mongolian monasteries starting in the 1930's.

MIBA supplies traditional religious objects to the growing number of reestablished temples and monasteries in Mongolia. Sewing machines were needed for making and repairing Tsam Dancing costumes. Chairman Jalsa Urubshurow and Vice Chairman Jim Wagenlander initiated a NAMBC support program for MIBA, following the critically-acclaimed and spectacular exhibition of MIBA art works at the Mongolian National Gallery of Art in September-October 2000.

MIBA survives only through private contributions. Their students live under austere, almost ascetic monastic conditions; the institute often has only a 10-day supply of food for the students, pending receipt of new contributions.

They are currently seeking donations of used equipment. Any form of power supply system is fine, they can find adapters. (1) Used electric power tools for wood-working, including a router, jigsaw, rotary (circular) saw, table saw, reciprocation saw, electric drill, drill press, wood drills and bits, angle grinder, planer, sander, band saw and scroll saw; (2) Used but still functioning computers, monitors, keyboards & printers; desk top or notebook. Even PCs capable only for word processing are very much useful to MIBA; (3) A used slide projector; they own a screen already.

For further information on MIBA, contact Miss KIM Son Jeong, Deputy Director of MIBA, mobile phone: 976-1-96152737, FAX: 976-1-360354, regular phone: 9761-363831,EMAIL: [email protected] American taxpayers may make tax-deductible contributions to MIBA through the Zorig Foundation USA, a tax-exempt American 501(c)3 charitable foundation. For further information on that option, contact
[email protected]

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Nomadic Expeditions to Excavate Dinosaur Fossil Discoveries in the Gobi Desert Boeing Contributes $10,000 to Red Cross for Mongolia Dzud ReliefNew Member Profile: The Asia FoundationThe Asia Foundation’s “GIVE2ASIA” Program Ambassador Alphonse La Porta Gives Farewell Address to Ikh Hural; Calls on M ongolia to Continue Democratic and Economic ProgressUSMBC Board of Directors and Several Members met with the new American Ambassador to Mongolia, John Dinger, on October 25, 2000The full text of the latest edition of GOBI BUSINESS NEWS (September-November 2000) is available on the Gobi Business News web site of the Gobi Regional Economic Growth Initiative, www.gbn.mn. This project is funded by USAID and managed by Mercy Corps, a Member of the USMBC.Nomadic Expeditions to Excavate Dinosaur Fossil Discoveries in the Gobi Desert: Jamesburg, New Jersey (April 5, 2001) — Internationally-renowned paleontologist Dr. Philip Currie will lead an expedition in September 2001 to the remote fossil beds of the Nemegt Basin and the “Flaming Cliffs,” two of the world’s premier fossil sites located in Mongolia. Working under the auspices of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Currie, Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Canada, and Dr. Badamgarav, one of Mongolia’s leading paleontologists, will continue conducting fieldwork in Mongolia with Nomadic Expeditions, the first and largest American tour operator to Mongolia and Central Asia. [USMBC Chairman Jalsa Urubshurow is the CEO of Nomadic] Since 1995, these two eminent scholars have worked alongside expedition members, who will have the opportunity to prospect for and excavate fossils from the awe-inspiring Gobi desert, home to some of the most exciting scientific finds ever discovered. Due to its remote location and difficult terrain, the Gobi is still rich with fossils recording the Late Cretaceous Period, and is considered by many to be the “Mecca” of the fossil world. Among the Gobi’s spectacular sites are the legendary “Flaming Cliffs,” named for the red sandstone that glows a brilliant burnt orange at sunset. It was here Roy Chapman Andrews and his expedition team from the American Museum of Natural History discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen. In this rich desert setting, team members can relive this historic discovery when the 2001 Expedition returns to the Flaming Cliffs to unearth a nest of oviraptorid eggs discovered by a member of the 2000 Expedition.
At the base camp in Nemegt Basin, amateur paleontologists will work side-by-side with scholars and professionals excavating significant finds made during the 2000 Expedition, with the possibility of making their own important discoveries. The labyrinth of gorges that comprise Nemegt Basin, discovered in 1946, has yielded excellent specimens of dinosaurs, lizards, and early mammals. Significant finds discovered here on the 2000 Expedition include a partial skull of a Tarborsaurus (a close relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex), which is slated for collection on this expedition, the skeleton of a Saurolophus, and two partial skeletons of Elmisaurus. Expedition members will explore other equally stunning areas of Mongolia which have been untouched by modernization such as Hongoryn Els, which is home to sand dunes reaching upwards of 800 meters and extending parallel to a large part of the Gobi Altai Mountains. Although the scenery is spectacular, its remote location ensures that there are few visitors. Another paleontological highlight is Tugrigiin Shiree. This white sandstone escarpment is where the famous “Fighting Dinosaurs” (a fossil of a Protoceratops and a Velociraptor locked in mortal combat) were discovered in the 1970s.
All arrangements are handled by Nomadic Expeditions, which pioneered cultural and educational travel to Mongolia. With affiliate offices and operations in the United States, Asia and Europe, Nomadic Expeditions is a well-known leader in arranging specialized trips including travel throughout Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Siberia. From natural history, paleontological and cultural explorations, as well as horse and camel treks, kayaking and canoeing adventures.For further details, contact Nomadic Expeditions at 800-998-6634 or 609-860-9008 for information or a free brochure; e-mail: [email protected] or Website: www.NomadicExpeditions.com Boeing Contributes $10,000 to Red Cross for Mongolia Zud Disaster" After two consecutive severe winters and a disastrous summer drought, many Mongolian herding communities have suffered severe losses of livestock and are in dire need of assistance. Boeing has contributed $10,000 to help the Mongolian Red Cross provide food, transistor radios and first aid kits to the most isolated herders. Over a 12-month period, the Red Cross Society/Federation will be assisting families in the eleven aimags (provinces) that have suffered the most.
USMBC New Member Profile: The Asia Foundation: The USMBC would like to welcome its newest member, The Asia Foundation (TAF). As you might recall, the USMBC and TAF have worked to coordinate Mongolia-related events over the past years. We are very pleased to welcome them into the Council.Below, please find information on TAF.THE ASIA FOUNDATION: Utilizing its 44-year presence throughout Asia, The Asia Foundation collaborates with partners from the public and private sectors to build leadership, improve policy and regulation, and strengthen institutions to foster greater openness and shared prosperity in the Asia Pacific region. Priorities include long-term, complex issues that cross national borders, such as:
Effective law, governance, and citizenship;
Open regional markets and local economic opportunities;
Equal partnership and participation of women in all levels of society; and
Peace and stability within the region. With a network of 15 offices throughout the Asia Pacific and the United States, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level through leadership and institutional development, exchanges and dialogue, technical assistance, research, and policy engagement. The Foundation's scope of work is wide and far-reaching. In the past five years alone, the Foundation has provided substantial assistance for the development of legislative systems in 16 countries and has supported more than 800 public interest, nongovernmental organizations in the region. Since 1954, the Foundation's Books for Asia program has distributed more than 34 million books to Asian institutions. And of the more than 65,000 Asia Foundation grantees, many are today's leaders in Asia -- including heads of state, ministers, judges, legislators, business and academic leaders, journalists, and leaders of nongovernmental organizations. The Asia Foundation is funded by contributions from corporations, foundations, individuals, governmental organizations in the U.S. and Asia, and an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress. For more information, please visit http://www.asiafoundation.org. New Jersey Tour Operator Provides Desperately Needed Relief Assistance to Mongolian Nomads Severe Winter Conditions Threaten the Lives of Herders:In response to the devastating effects from the severe weather conditions affecting Mongolia’s pastoral nomads and their herds, Nomadic Expeditions, a tour operator based in Jamesburg, New Jersey, launched a relief expedition to deliver five tons of supplies to families living in one of the worst affected areas in Mongolia. Using their expertise as an outfitter and expedition company, Nomadic Expeditions was able to traverse vast distances through difficult driving conditions to Adaatsag County in order to deliver the desperately needed goods. Mongolians call the weather conditions “Zud” (severe winter snow and ice compounded by drought in some areas). The loss of cattle, sheep, and horses currently totals over two million and the Mongolian Government has announced the loss of herds as a national catastrophe. The Mongolian Red Cross estimates that over 315,000 people are at risk (about a quarter of the population in the affected provinces). Nomadic Expeditions donated five tons of supplies, including one ton of dried milk and three tons of millet, with a total value of more than $4,000. In order to ensure goods were fairly distributed, Nomadic Expeditions delivered the supplies to the county mayor’s office, which made an announcement about the donation and evenly distributed the goods between all of the 696 local families. Out of over 130,000 heads of livestock, these families have lost over 23,000 animals. Nomadic Expeditions also delivered supplies directly to three extremely remote settlements of nomads, each comprised of two or three families. Yondon Badral, vice president of Nomadic Expeditions, reported, “The herders were extremely grateful. The weather has been getting warmer and new grass is once again emerging so the adult animals are starting to be able to feed. However, the herders were desperate for dried milk and millet for the newly born animals and we were thanked for bringing the right supplies. After losing so much of their livestock, the nomads’ livelihood depends on increasing the size of their herds.” Nomadic Expeditions, the leading operator of adventure and special interest travel to Mongolia, was founded by Jalsa Urubshurow, a Mongolian American. Mr. Urubshurow explained, “I created Nomadic Expeditions to share Mongolia’s horse-based nomadic culture and pristine landscapes with North Americans. Whenever we visit the home of a nomadic family, they give freely of their food and friendship. When I learned of the growing disaster in Mongolia, I knew that we had to act quickly to help these families. Their herds provide meat and dairy products for daily subsistence, not to mention animal fibers and other goods for cash income. They were being deprived of their basic livelihoods.” Travel to Mongolia remains unaffected as very few travelers visit the provinces that were hit by the winter conditions. Please contact Nomadic Expeditions at 800-998-6634 or 609-860-9008 for additional information about their relief efforts or about travel conditions.

PRIME MINISER ENKHBAYAR’s New Cabinet (August 10, 2000): The list of nominees for the new Cabinet has been endorsed by President Bagabandi and the MPRP majority group of the Parliament for the formal consideration by the State Ikh Hural. Please note that some new ministries have been created.The nominees are as follows:
1. Minister for Finance and Economics – Mr. Chultemiin Ulaan, 46, mining engineer and economist, Chairman of the National Development Board (1992-1996), Member of Parliament since 1996.

2. Minister for Foreign Affairs – Mr. Luvsangiin Erdenechuluun, 52, career diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative and the Permanent Representative to the UN (1990-1996), Foreign Policy Advisor to the President and the Prime Minister (1997-2000).

3. Minister for Trade and Industry – Mr. Chimidzorigiin Ganzorig, 42, economist, Secretary of the Government Commission for Coordination of Aid (1992-1996), Deputy Director of the Foreign Trade and Cooperation Department of the Ministry of External Relations since 1996.

4. Minister for Infrastructure Development – Mr. Byambyn Jigjid, 55, Minister of Energy, ining and Geology (1990-1996), Chief of the Government Executing Agency since 1996.

5. Minister for Justice and Internal Affairs – Mr. Tsendiin Nyamdorj, 44, lawyer, First Deputy Minister for Justice (1990-1992), MP since 1992.

6. Minister for Food and Agriculture – Mr. Darjaagiin Nasanjargal, 52, veterinarian, Chairman of the Tsagaan Nuur soum committee of the MPRP (1988-1998), Director of the “Tovhon Haan” Co. of the Tsagaan Nuur soum, Selenge aimag (1992-1998).

7. Minister for Health – Mr. Pagvajaviin Nyamdavaa, 53, MP, Doctor of Medicine, Academician, Minister for Health (1990-1996), since 1998 Social Policy Advisor to the President.

8. Minister for Social Welfare and Labor – Mr. Shiilegiin Batbayar, 57, economist, Chairman of the Central Council of the Mongolian Trade Union (1992), MP since 1992.

9. Minister for Education, Culture and Science – Mr. Ayurzanyn Tsanjid, 52, educator, Professor of the Higher Political School (1982-1992), Advisor to the Parliament Speaker (1993-1996), Director of the “Prognosis” Center since 1996.

10. Minister for Environment – Mr. Ulambayaryn Barsbold, 36, commercial economist, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (1991-1992), Director of the Mongolia Business Development Agency since 1994.

11. Minister for Defense – Mr. Jugderdemidiin Gurragchaa, 53, aircraft engineer, astronaut, Chief of the Military Staff for the Air Defense of the Armed Forces since 1996.These candidates will be considered by Parliament for the relevant posts one by one. It is expected that the cabinet candidates will be approved by Parliament because the MPRP has an absolute majority. (Sources -- Ganbold Daily News and Mongolian Ministry of External Relations.
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