Yesterday, the Democratic Party Group held a non-scheduled meeting as a result of the delay in the start of the non-regular session of Parliament. The group decision was: “Government should present the new law projects about nuclear safety to Parliament”. In other words, the Government decided not to postpone the law projects including the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Management”. As we reported, there had been discussion about submitting these to Parliament at a later date. So the Government has submitted them. Therefore, Parliament now needs to discuss and approve these projects which the Government presented yesterday.
According to DP Group director, B.Garamgaibaatar, the new law project contains provisions banning the entry of nuclear waste into Mongolia or the import of such materials. According to the decision, yesterday, R.Jigjid the Minister of Mining presented the law project to the Parliamentary Speaker. This morning, again the non-regular session could not start due to inadequate attendance by the Opposition. Therefore, the non-regular session has been recalled at 14.00 pm.