Lao morning news for November 23

Lao morning news for November 23

Lao PDR morning newsOnline System Boosts Road Tax Revenue
The revenue earned from taxes has increased massively since the government introduced an online payment system.
— J & C

Quang Binh enhances border defence-security cooperation with Lao province
Delegations of the central border province of Quang Binh and Laos’ Khammouane province on November 22 held talks and inked a comprehensive friendship cooperation agreement between the two localities.
— Vietnam Plus

NA member asks for clearer development objectives
The government must decide whether it wants to encourage industries other than tourism in a certain area, and should not allow the growth of industries that do not sustain local people’s livelihoods.
— Vientiane Times

Drone Owners In Laos Advised Of Permit Regulations
The department’s Deputy Director General, Mr Bounteng Symoun, told Vientiane Times the operators of drones that weigh one kilogram or more must obtain a certificate from the Radio Frequency Department.
— J & C

Swaraj interacts with Indian diaspora, highlights strengthened India-Laos relations
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj interacted with the Indian diaspora here on Thursday on the sidelines of her two-day visit to the nation during which she is slated to co-chair the 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation with her Laos counterpart.
— The Siasat Daily

Almsgiving brings joyous end to That Luang festival
President Bounnhang Vorachit and senior government officials yesterday morning joined devotees for a traditional Takbaat or almsgiving ceremony, which is the highlight of the final day of the That Luang festival.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Companies Enjoy Success At Asean Business Awards
The 12th Asean Business Awards (ABA) Gala Dinner took place on the night of November 12 last week, shining a spotlight on some of the many successful enterprises from a variety of industry sectors from across the region.
— J & C

Alarming Crackdown on a Group of Hmong Individuals in Laos
For over a month now, a group of Hmong individuals residing in the jungle of Northern Laos has been living under attacks by the Lao military forces.
— UNPO

Son La province, leaders receive noble orders, medals from Laos
The northern mountainous province of Son La held a ceremony in Son La city on November 22 to receive noble orders and medals conferred by Laos.
— Vietnam Plus

Asia, Latin America officials forge closer links
The 19th FEALAC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM), which took place for the first time in Laos, has ended with a successful outcome on the path to the next FEALAC SOM, to be held alongside the ministerial meeting in Latin America next year.
— Vientiane Times

Short Film Contest Winners Depart For Japan To Participate In Asian Film Festival
On 19 November 2018, nine Lao secondary school students and one government official departed from Wattay International Airport to Japan to participate in the 12th Asian International Children’s Film Festival to be held in Kitami City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan on 24 November 2018.
— Lao News Agency

 

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

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.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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