During Cabinet’s weekly Wednesday meeting, Cabinet supported a proposed budget for meal programs at special schools and state management of a proposed petroleum processing factory.
Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sciences, and Sports Yo.Otgonbayar stated that Cabinet has agreed to increase the current budget of 600 MNT per student for school meals each day by 2,400 MNT on September 1.
Deputy Minister Yo.Otgonbayar pointed out that more than 1,600 children living with disabilities are enrolled at six different specific schools. These students spend eight to ten hours at school, because they participate in specific training and medical treatments, so Cabinet agreed to increase the budget for their meal programs.
Cabinet agreed that a state-owned company will be responsible for implementing the construction of a petroleum processing factory financed by India’s Export-Import Bank.
The Prime Minister instructed the Government Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property to take measures to insure that the company that will implement the project independently and free of political influence.
Cabinet’s members approved a document designed to keep Mongolia out of international courts of arbitration by resolving disputes with the Government of Mongolia through better domestic arbitration.
During the meeting, the ministers also approved a regulation to create a digital database for state offices and agencies to enhance the exchange of information. They believe that by creating a consolidated digital database, the state’s authorities will be better equipped to provide the public with fast and effective services, and that the storage, protection, and use of the government’s digital information will be improved.
Cabinet also discussed the results of Prime Minister J.Erdenebat’s visit to China took place in May and submitted it to the National Security Council to review.