Lao morning news for September 17

Lao morning news for September 17

Lao PDR morning newsLaos on alert for Typhoon Mangkhut
The north and central regions of Laos have been put on alert for heavy downpours after weather forecasters warned that Typhoon Mangkhut and Tropical Storm Barijat are expected to pass over Laos on coming Monday and Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Chinese company completes transmission lines project in Laos
The completion ceremony of the 230 KV Thavieng S/S-Laksao S/S and 115 KV Nam Phay HPP-Thongkoun2 S/S Transmission Lines Project undertaken by a Chinese company was held on Friday in Lao capital Vientiane.
— Xinhua/ Infosurhoy

Tourist sites reopening as floods recede
Some tourist attractions have now opened after being forced to close during the recent heavy downpours, while others are still closed because the entrance roads are muddy and impassable.
— Vientiane Times

REPORT: Chinese investors shift agriculture practices in North
TWO YEARS ago, Prasat Prueangwichahorn, a Thai driver in a Chinese banana plantation in Laos, saw a business opportunity when Laos ordered a ban on new banana plantations out of concerns for the environment and workers.
— The Nation

Japan supports UXO clearance in Xieng Khuang
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth more than 5 billion kip (US$598,330) for the cluster submunition machine clearance project in Xieng Khuang province.
— Vientiane Times

Laos To Conduct Next Population Census In 2020
Laos will conduct a population census in 2020 to provide updated information for indicators, baselines and targets to be incorporated in the 2021-2025 National Socio-economic Development Plan.
— Vientiane Times/ J&C

Xinhua Headlines: Five years on, Belt and Road projects change the lives of many
Life took a surprising turn in early 2016 for Bounmy Phonmixay, a 21-year-old young woman in the central Lao town of Kasi, when a team of engineers arrived for a rail project near her home.
— Xinhua

Samut Prakan burglary turns into double homicide
Police are looking for a Lao welder after a burglary at a private residence in Samut Prakan ended in a double homicide.
— The Nation

Govt postpones National Games until 2019
The government has announced that it will postpone the 11th National Games from the planned date of November 11-21 until November next year.
— Vientiane Times

Food security is key to SDGs success
In 2015, the world’s leaders came together to pledge the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
— The Asean Post

Lao media get firsthand insight into tourism in Indonesia
Media representatives from Laos participated in a familiarisation trip (famtrip) to popular tourist destinations in Jakarta, Bali and Yogyakarta to learn about the culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
— Vientiane Times

Central bank governor gets new legal backing
The Governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR has gained legal backing to chair the central bank’s top policy and decision-making body.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, a new chess destination
The Southeast Asia chess scene has given an important step forward this year, as Laos organised its first international tournament.
— Chessbase News

Thakhaek, a town firmly rooted in history
The French were forced out of Indochina during the 1950s but their legacy remains, with the most notable feature being the old buildings that bear their architectural stamp.
— Vientiane Times

What can we do to reduce pollution and damage to the ozone layer?
September 16 is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. As in other countries, authorities in Laos are organising activities to mark the day.
— Vientiane Times

 

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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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