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Cabinet reviews harvest and government action plan
During its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Cabinet discussed Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh’s tour of Tuv, Selenge and Darkhan-Uul provinces to review ongoing harvest processes.
After the tour, the prime minister instructed Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry B.Batzorig to study providing flour mill factories with a soft loan.
The minister reported that as of October 5, harvest of grain is at 35.5 percent completion, harvest of vegetables is at 84.6 percent, and harvest of potatoes is at 92.6 percent.
According to a report from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, due to snow fall throughout Selenge and Darkhan-Uul provinces, farmers had to dispatch additional effort to complete the harvest of grain and overall harvests have been delayed by one or two weeks.
Many farmers want the government to provide them with discounted fuel to support their harvesting processes.
Cabinet made a decision to provide greenhouses with discounted night time electricity tariff during winter, transport crops through railway, and increase the number of heavy trucks transporting crops.
Cabinet ministers decided to repair a road in Khurder soum of Selenge Province to overcome obstacles related to crop transportation. Minister of Defense N.Enkhbold was instructed to mobilize soldiers in harvesting activities.
During the meeting, Cabinet agreed to adopt Advance Passenger Processing (APP) system in the new international airport being built in Khushig Valley to improve border control, prompt processes of information exchange between public organizations, and improve the nation’s capacity to fight terrorism.
The APP is an electronic data interexchange system that transmits the data of a passenger to border control agencies in the destination country or country of origin as soon as the passenger books or checks in. Once being transmitted, the data are checked by the relevant control agencies against various sanctions lists and watch lists used for immigration, customs and security purposes. The system was made available to more than 70 countries throughout the world.
Cabinet minister reviewed the implementation of the government’s action plan 2016-2020, and according to the first six months of this year, the plan’s implementation is at 47.2 percent completion.
Cabinet Secretariat G.Zandanshatar reported on the action plan’s implementation, and noted that the government’s policy to deal with economic challenges is at 55 percent; social policy implementaiton is at 46.5 percent; policy on environment and green development is at 44.1 percent; policy on governance is at 49.7 percent completion.
Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh instructed some ministers and heads of government agencies to accelerate implementations of slow-moving actions and take measures for achieving the targeted goals, which were planned for this year.
Cabinet decided to allocate necessary funds in the 2019 state budget to accelerate slow-moving projects, which have been delayed because of financial challenges.
Some ministers were assigned to study possibilities to fund those delayed projects and programs by ensuring foreign loans, aids, assistance and investment toward the nation’s private sector.
Cabinet gave permission to have the Minister of Road and Transport Development Ya.Sodbaatar hold talks on the draft international convention to facilitate the crossing of frontiers for passengers and baggage carried by rail.
In order to create the nation’s reinsurance system, the ministers agreed to change the name of Agricultural Reinsurance JSC to National Reinsurance JSC.