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The government of Monaco has installed solar panels at an archaeological research centre in a remote part of Mongolia, bringing reliable light and hot water to the facility where none existed before.
Located eight hours by car from the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar, the Tsatsyn Ereg Archaeological Research and Exhibition Centre is an unlikely place for Monegasque mission, and an even more unlikely place to be a model for environmental responsibility, yet that is exactly what it is.
The centre is now equipped with a photovoltaic system provided by the Prince’s government that generates up to 4 kWp, enough electricity to supply the building, as well as a solar thermal system for hot water. As this part of Mongolia enjoys nearly 260 days of sunshine per year, the system will be a dependable source year-round.
The staff at the Archaeological Centre have been taught how to maintain and operate the system by the technical partner of the project, GERES (Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity), a French NGO founded in 1976.
The centre is part of a joint operation between the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of the Principality and the Institute of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences that has been locating and studying the Bronze Age tombs and petroglyphs of the region since 2006. As a result of these efforts, UNESCO is currently considering the area to be included on the World Heritage Tentative List.
Photo: The Tsatsyn Ereg Archaeological Research and Exhibition Center in Arkhangai Province, Mongolia © DR
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Elections for Monaco’s National Council, which took place yesterday, resulted in a landslide win for Stéphane Valeri’s “Primo” group, otherwise known as Priority Monaco. It was clear within a few hours of the polls closing at 7 pm on Sunday, February 11, that Primo had won by a wide margin. Overnight it was announced that two candidates had been elected for Horizon Monaco and one for the Union Monegasque, giving Primo 21 of the 24 seats in the parliamentary assembly. Turnout was down from 74.4 percent in 2013 to 70.35 percent. Half an hour before midnight Stéphane Valeri, the former Minister of Health and Social Affairs, told his supporters they had won a very big victory. The new leader of the National Council, who served for several years as its president some years ago, added: "I want to warmly thank the Monegasques who have given us a very big victory tonight. Their confidence gives us the legitimacy necessary to give the National Council its full place among [Monaco’s] institutions." "Now that the electoral period is over, I appeal to compatriots of all sensibilities, so that tomorrow the great Monegasque family, united behind our Sovereign Prince, will come together." Among the personalities elected on the Primo list are Jose Badia, former foreign minister, and Guillaume Rose, formerly head of the Tourism and Conventions office. See full results here.
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