Lao morning news for August 28

Lao morning news for August 28

Lao PDR morning newsKorea pledges ongoing financial support for UXO clearance
The Republic of Korea will provide US$5.5 million for the second phase of a plan to improve unexploded ordnance (UXO) survivors’ quality of life after the first phase finishes this year.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Remains Target For Money Laundering: Authority
Laos continues to face a high risk of money laundering despite the country graduating from the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force in 2017, local daily Vientiane Times on Monday quoted Laos’ National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NRA) as saying.
— UrduPoint News

Civil society groups to boycott Prior Consultation on new Mekong dam
Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, issued a statement on Friday announcing their intention to boycott the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC’s) Prior Consultation for the proposed Pak Lay dam. Pak Lay is the fourth dam planned on the main stream of the Mekong River in Laos.
— Asia Times

Lao Securities Exchange benefits from inflows of capital from Thailand, China, Singapore and Hong Kong
THE Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) and its roster of seven listed companies are benefiting from the inflows of Asian capital and collaboration with companies from Thailand, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
— The Business Times

B-SOLAR, Power CHINA-AIT ink deal on solar power project in Vietnam
B-SOLAR Company and Power CHINA-AIT have signed an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 46.8 MWp solar power plant in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times

Stricken families need support after Ngum River floods
Thousands of families living alongside the Ngum River in Vientiane province are in dire need of assistance after being hit by flash flooding last week.
— Vientiane Times

Living in fear, a price too steep for people of Mekong
The collapse of a dam at the Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project on July 23 was tragic. Immediate assessments say that 39 people died, many suffered injuries, and thousands were left homeless, with their means of income lost for the foreseeable future.
— Asia Times

Vietnam-Laos court cooperation increasingly substantive: chief justices
Leading officials of the supreme people’s courts of Vietnam and Laos noted that cooperation between the two court systems has developed in an increasingly substantive manner, on August 27.
— Nhan Dan

UK delegation’s visit to Laos highlights collaboration
Laos and the United Kingdom (UK) have strengthened cooperation in various areas to help Laos graduate from Least Developed Country status into an era of sustainable development.
— Vientiane Times

Laos visits Safe Mekong Coordination Center
Lao officials have visited the Safe Mekong Coordination Center, before taking on the responsibility of overseeing its operations next month.
— News Today (video)

Lao poet’s book, ‘Before We Remember the Dream’ set for October release
Sahtu Press recently announced the forthcoming release of the new illustrated poetry collection entitled “Before We Remember We Dream” by award-winning poet Bryan Thao Worra.
— Asian American Press

 

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Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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