Lao morning news for April 16

Lao morning news for April 16

Lao PDR morning newsBomb-Clearing Efforts in Laos Slow Due to Shortage of Funds
Programs set up in Laos to clear unexploded ordnance left over from heavy U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War are being hindered by shortfalls of funds from foreign donors, sources in the Southeast Asian country say.
— Radio Free Asia

2 tunnels dug through in China-Laos Railway construction
Two tunnels of the China-Laos Railway, namely Nathong No. 2 and Nateuy No. 2, were dug through on the same day on Monday by the constructor China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group (CREC-5).
— Xinhuanet

Thai group to help Laos fight liver fluke after success in Northeast
HAVING experienced success in the Northeast, Thailand has expanded its Cholangiocarcinoma Screening and Care Programme (CASCAP) to help risky groups in neighbouring Laos, Narong Kantikaew, a physician from Khon Kaen University, said.
— The Nation

Lao New Year Holiday Could Delay Case of U.S. Citizens Held For Proselytizing
Three U.S. citizens arrested in northern Laos last week for distributing bibles and other evangelistic materials a free from police custody, but confined to a guest house and the surrounding village while a lengthy holiday has slowed talks on their case, a U.S.-based Christian organization told RFA’s Lao Service Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Copenhagen Airport to become CO2 neutral following an agreement with Nexus for Development to support sustainable development in Laos
Nexus for Development reached an agreement with the Copenhagen Airport to support the airport’s intention to voluntarily offset its carbon emissions through the purchase of carbon credits. Copenhagen Airport pledged its support to the Improved Cookstoves (ICS) Programme in Laos, as they continue to build upon their commitment to fighting climate change.
— Nexus for Development

Traditional New Year celebration in full swing in Laos
People across Laos are celebrating their traditional New Year festival (Bunpimay) with a wide range of activities from April 14.
— Vietnam Plus

Bangkok Airways adds new connection to Luang Prabang
Bangkok Airways launched its latest route from Chiang Mai (CNX) on 2 April, with the airline now offering a three times weekly service to Luang Prabang (LPQ) in Laos, with flights operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
— Anna aero

Laos Community Shares Culture and Tradition by Celebrating Lao New Year
The Laos American community celebrated Pi Mai Lao, which is Lao New Year.


This morning’s Lao Morning News Roundup is shortened due to the Pi Mai celebrations.  We wish all of our Laotian readers a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year.


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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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