Lao morning news for September 21

Lao morning news for September 21

Lao PDR morning newsADB grant allows Lao gov to add 150km to water distribution network
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved additional financing of US$30.5 million, in the form of a grant, to help the Lao PDR government improve water supply and sanitation.
— AEC News Today

Laos: Dengue fever claims 14 lives in 2018
Lao heath authorities are evaluating their efforts to dengue fever after over 4,600 cases have been registered in addition to 14 victims whom were reported in the country up to Sept. 14 this year.

Lao PDR to test evidence-based approach to address malnutrition
Lao PDR will test a new cross-cutting and evidence-based approach to reducing stunting in four northern provinces, with support from the World Bank.
— Devdiscourse

Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact Survey
An official impact assessment for a controversial new Lao dam on the Mekong river has been directly copied and pasted in parts from a previous project, a coalition of groups fighting to protect the river has alleged.
— Voice of America

Lao gov’t promises to handle transparent investigation for flood, dam collapse
The Lao government has promised to handle the investigation of the cause of the collapse of the auxiliary dam of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Hydropower project transparently and openly with assistance and participation of multilateral parties of industry specialists, the nation’s Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay
Siphandone has confirmed.
— Xinhua

A New Cambodia-Laos Border Deal?
Last week, reports surfaced that Cambodia and Laos had forged some sort of consensus to manage longstanding border issues. While both sides have long sought such mechanisms following previous rounds of tensions, the so-called consensus deserves close scrutiny given the opportunities and challenges it presents for the two countries.
— The Diplomat

Laos, Mekong habitat hotspot aid helps communities, climate, conservation
With a habitat range boasting more biodiversity per square metre than the mighty Amazon basin, the arc where mountains meet the plains via the Mekong and other major river valleys form the Indo-Burma hotspot.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Students Depart For Japan To Join Rugby Exchange
Twelve high school students, two government officials and one official from the Lao Rugby Federation departed from the Wattay International Airport on Sep 17, 2018 for Japan to participate in the Japan-ASEAN Youth Rugby Exchange in the framework of JENESYS 2018, supported by the Japanese Government.
— Lao News Agency

Lao refs receive upgraded FIFA accreditation
Eleven Lao referees are now able to adjudge future international football matches after attending a FIFA training course at the Lao Football Federation (LFF)’s office from September 18-19.
— Vientiane Times

World’s Top 50 Dish Rendang Daging Presented In Laos
The Rendang Daging, one of best Indonesia foods and one of the World’s 50 best foods, has been presented at the 1st Indonesia Food Festival in Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Ken: Uniting the people of Cambodia & Laos
There is nothing better than starting the day with music. But, how about we go beyond merely listening and learn about music – traditional one at that – along with other music and culture enthusiasts?
— Khmer Times

5th Regional Stakeholder Forum Held In Vientiane
The Mekong River Commission’s 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum was held in Vientiane on Sep 20-21 to open opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss, review, and influence the plans for the newly proposed Pak Lay hydropower project.
— Lao News Agency

Vietnamese language class for Lao officials opens
A short-term course providing lessons on Vietnamese language for staff of the General Department of Politics under the Public Security Ministry of Laos opened in Vientiane on September 20.
— Vietnam Plus

Finance Ministry expels eight corrupt officials
The Ministry of Finance has expelled eight corrupt officials including a former assistant minister – the most senior individual penalised publicly by the ministry in recent years.
— Vientiane Times

Japanese Culture Experience Day To Take Place In Vientiane
The Japanese Experience Day will be organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Lao PDR, in cooperation with Vientiane Center and the Japan Foundation Asia Center, on Sep 22, 2018 at Vientiane Center in Vientiane Capital.
— 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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