The Mongolian government has approved a national program to promote the development and protection of seniors, the government's press office said Thursday.
"The national program aims to improve the livelihood and security of the elderly, promote their physical health and healthy aging, and protect them from poverty as well as establishing long-term care system for them," the press office said in a statement.
From 2020 to 2023, a total of 62 activities will be held within the framework of the program, said the statement.
Roughly 6.4 percent of Mongolians were at least 60 years old in 2015, according to the country's National Statistical Office. The East Asian country has a population of 3.2 million.
The percentage is likely to reach 11.9 percent by 2030 and 21.1 percent by 2050.