Lao morning news for April 17

Lao morning news for April 17

Lao PDR morning newsLaos’ trash problem is an ecological time bomb, here’s how it can course-correct
In Laos, newly-empowered consumers are basking in the benefits of the polymer industry without knowing the consequences of their consumption on marine ecosystems.
— The Indian Express

Masked merriment: Sacred Laos ‘ancestors’ honoured for new year
Barefoot and cloaked in swinging bamboo ropes, two masked performers dressed as Laos’ legendary “ancestors” walk the streets of Luang Prabang on an annual outing for raucous new year celebrations drawing hundreds of worshippers to the normally sleepy city.
— Yahoo News

Thailand helps Laos in healthcare for people
Thailand is planning to implement its Cholangiocarcinoma Screening and Care Programme (CASCAP) to help risky groups in neighbouring Laos, Narong Kantikaew, according to local media.
— Vietnam Plus

Part 1 – 5 countries, 13,000 km, 1 goal: Challenge the everyday use of plastic
I was on a 3-month bike ride across five countries of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand , Cambodia and Nepal, to challenge the everyday use of plastic through an activity called Plogging – a mix of jogging and picking up trash.
— The Indian Express

Laos Switchgear market illuminated by new report
The power sector of Laos is one of the most important strategic verticals. The country exports more than 70% of the generated power to immediate neighbors such as Thailand and Vietnam.
— WhaTech

14 Lao tourists hospitalized with food poisoning symptoms in central Vietnam
Da Nang City authorities are investigating the hospitalization of 14 Lao tourists with food poisoning symptoms.
— VnExpress International

Employment on Hydropower Project in Laos Delivers Better Lives
For Luchan, a Laotian hydro-power plant worker, 2019 is turning out to be a promising year, both personally and professionally.
— China Daily

Laotian Eye: Faster Times At Pi Mai As Culture, Continuity, Change Collide at Lao New Year
Thailand knows the time of year as Songkran. Cambodia has Chol Chnam Thmey. Myanmar marks the occasion with Thingyan. In Laos, Boun Pi Mai.
— The Laotian Times

Banana supply declines during Thai New Year
The price of bananas in production areas first increased and then declined last week.
— Fresh Plaza


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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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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