Lao morning news for September 26

Lao morning news for September 26

Lao PDR morning newsKorean group offers material support to poverty alleviation efforts
The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has donated clothes, shoes, desks, chairs, two ambulances, two fire engines and other relief materials worth more than 32 billion kip (US$3,818,000) to support efforts to alleviate poverty in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Indonesian embassy promotes Indonesian investment in Laos
The Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane held an investment forum to encourage Indonesian businessmen to invest in Laos, according to a statement from the embassy received by Antara here Tuesday.
— Antara News

Laos to hold state mourning for Vietnamese President
Laos will observe state mourning from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday Hanoi time, during which governmental, military and public buildings will fly national flags at half mast, and no public entertainment events will be held, Vietnam News Agency reported Monday.
— VnExpress International

Capital of Laos Seeks Stronger Ties to China
Two decades ago, this sleepy city on the Mekong River was just starting to pave its streets.
— The New York Times

Nation won’t face rice shortage, Minister says
The nation will not face serious rice shortages but will encounter temporary difficulties in supplying the staple grain, according to the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of the post-disaster response.
— Vientiane Times

Around the region: Forum brings RI firms closer to Laos
Indonesia’s foreign office in Laos recently hosted an investment forum for Indonesian companies to tap into the land-locked Southeast Asia nation, seen as a potential market for investments.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Fresh wounds, past battles: lasting legacy of Laos’ UXO
Landing at Xieng Khuang airport, evidence of the chilling legacy of the Second Indochina War cannot be missed. Craters left behind by the ceaseless bombing of Laos from 1964-1973 are scattered throughout the landscape.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry bans teachers caught aiding cheating students
The Ministry of Education and Sports has banned four teachers who were involved in providing answers for students during the upper secondary level exams for the 2017-2018 academic year.
— Vientiane Times

Japanese Culture Experience Day Draws Crowded Audience
The Japanese Experience Day was attended by a large audience of all ages and fans of Japanese traditional toys.
— Lao News Agency

Tak Bat ceremony held in Luang Prabang, Laos
Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2018 shows a scene of Tak Bat (Alms giving) ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos. Tak Bat (Alms giving) is a tradition in Laos Buddhist culture.
— Xinhua

What can be done to encourage sustainable tourism development?
World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September, is a unique opportunity to raise awareness about tourism’s actual and potential contribution to sustainable development.
— Vientiane Times

 

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This week’s morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Universal Access to Information, September 28.

 

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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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