Cabinet Spokesperson B.Tseepil reported on the Cabinet’s decisions and orders made during their regular meeting on March 14.
INTERACTIVE LLC AND CCCK LLC PARTNER TO CREATE DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATES
In the Law on Digital Signatures, organizations with special permits can provide digital signature certificates to individuals and entities. A special permit was given to the partnership of Interactive LLC and CCCK LLC. The partnership has created its own infrastructure and is ready to provide service under the name Mon Pass. Because the digital signature is as valid as a signature or stamp on paper, it can be used in online state and business services and personal identification.
“There are demands to use different types of services on the Internet with its increasing usage, such as state and financial services, the ability to sign agreements, and to send and receive credible documents. The whole world agrees that digital signatures are the best solution for maintaining the security, integrity, and entirety of information, as well as identifying the author and source of any document,” said B.Tseepil.
Cabinet ordered the head of the National Registration and Statistics Office, S.Mendsaikhan, to include digital signatures and signature certificates on citizen IDs starting from April 1, with assistance from officials in charge of digital signature certificates and law enforcement.
The head of the Information Technology, Post, and Telecommunications Authority, Ts.Jadambaa, was ordered to provide state servants with digital signatures, signature certificates, and to organize classes for them and provide them with information starting on April 1. S.Mendsaikhan was ordered to include the digital signatures of state servants on their IDs.
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES OF NEW AIRPORT AMENDED
The area placed under special use for the construction of the new international airport will be re-calibrated to prevent possible land issues in the future.
The international airport is under construction on 1,200 hectares of land near Sergelen soum, Tuv Province. Due to the need for a satellite city and infrastructure supporting the international airport, the government designated 12,084.9 hectares of land, including the 1,200 hectares of the airport, for special use through Decree No.140 issued in 2010.
The area designated for special use covers a mountainous region to the north, but project coordinators say that it doesn’t cover enough of the steppe land to the south. As the current coordinates could lead to land issues when the government implements the Mixed Transportation Logistics Center and Bogd Khaan Railroad projects, Cabinet changed the coordinates of the 12,084.9 hectares of land and ordered the Tuv Province Governor to reject land ownership applications for the special use land.
The Cabinet ordered the Minister of Construction and Urban Development Z.Bayanselenge and Tuv Province Governor D.Bayarbat to calculate compensation due to landowners in the special use area.
SOUM DEVELOPMENT FUND PROCEDURE AMENDED AND APPROVED
As there’s a need to coordinate small and medium-sized enterprises with the integrated industrial policy of the nation, improve the skills of business owners, support the supply network, and create an accountability system, the Soum Development Fund procedures were revised.
Mongolia allocated 24 billion MNT from its 2011 state budget to support small and medium-sized enterprises in soums, to provide business owners with financial support, and to create jobs. Through the law, the government approved the supervision, spending, and funding procedures for the Soum Development Fund outlines in Decree No.134 of 2011.
In the past year, 23,181 entities and citizens received a total of 122.6 billion MNT in soft loans from the state. As a result, 9,272 new factories were built, 13,909 factories were expanded, and 32,907 jobs were created.
According to government Decree No.402 of 2014, the Minister of Agriculture is in charge of small and medium-sized enterprise issues. The fund’s administration will be passed from the ministry to the soum’s administration. As the ministry doesn’t have the opportunity, budget, or human resources to implement the policies in all soums, there’s a need for a more suitable administrative system to supervise the implementation of the fund’s activities and to link the fund’s activities to each provinces’ industrial development policy.