The Cabinet meeting of the Government was held on Saturday, December 22, where over 30 issues were discussed and resolved.
Within the meeting, it was decided to issue an order on importing foreign workforces, particularly to determine their proficiency’s proportion
and extend their term of labor, who are engaged in large scale projects and programs.
In the frames of importing foreign national workers and specialists, it was included in the regulation to involve all foreign nationals in medical checkups, and take some necessary analysis and diagnosis.
Before, this regulation was valid only for nationals from DPRK, who were coming to work under the intergovernmental negotiations.
As of November 01, 2012, 22,284 foreign nationals
from 103 countries have been working in Mongolia, whereas 70% of them are citizens of China, 8% from North Korea, 3% from Russia, 2% each from South Korea, Viet Nam, United States and Australia respectively. The main sectors of work engagements are construction, mining industry, transportation and warehouse, trade, repair shops, manufacturing and the educational sector.
According to the Government resolution issued in 2012, 50 organizations were allowed to import foreign workforces and 31,624 foreign nationals were given a permit to work
in Mongolia, but 10,218 foreign citizens have worked, moreover 1,404 nationals were freed from fees of working premises, and as of November 01, 2012, 51 billion MNT was collected into the Fund of Employment Support.