Lao morning news for March 7

Lao morning news for March 7

Lao PDR morning newsCambodia, Laos pen agreement against drugs, crimes
Cambodia penned a memorandum of understanding with Laos, joining hands in tackling drugs and cross-border crimes.

France grants over 14 billion kip for tea project
The French government has provided grant assistance of over 14 billion kip (EUR 1.5 million) to fund a tea value-chain project in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Nation cultivating production methods to drive agriculture strategy
The government is targeting modern production methods in the nation’s agricultural development strategy to help push forward its policy agenda on food security and reducing poverty in rural areas.
— Vientiane Times

Korea lends helping hand to school reading programmes
Schoolchildren in the capital and Xayaboury province will get extra help with reading thanks to funding support from Good Hands, an international development NGO based in the Republic of Korea.
— Vientiane Times

Naxaithong piped water extension expands delivery to Vientiane residents
Some 85,000 Vientiane residents will have access to a more reliable supply of clean water following the replacement of old piping by the Nampapa Nakhoneluang project in Naxaithong district, Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fake news threatens security, social order, democracy
Widespread fake news and disinformation circulated on social media has threatened security and democracy and undermined social order, a workshop has heard.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

The government has made a firm commitment to roll out its green growth strategy
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, yesterday chaired a national level meeting to discuss ways to put the strategy, which Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith endorsed on January 31, into practice.
— The Vientiane Post

Embassy whets appetites with announcement of French food festival
The French Embassy will host the annual French food festival (Goût de France) this month, when lovers of fine cuisine can sample the offerings of some of Vientiane’s top chefs.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Front prepares to explain its role at national meeting
The government is preparing for the fourth Plenary Session of the 10th Committee of the Lao Front for National Development next week, the Front’s Deputy President Mrs Khamchanh Phomsengsavanh told a press conference on Monday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao legislator hails Vietnam’s organisation of DPRK-USA summit
Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou lauded Vietnam’s organisation of the second DPRK-USA Summit, which, she said, contributed to building peace in the region and the world and improving the country’s role and position in the international arena.
— Vientiane Times

New website provides young people with better sex information
Health officials hope a new website at will increase safe sex practices and decrease the rate of pregnancies and abortions amongst the nation’s youth.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos’ NA Chairwoman visits Vietnam’s property conglomerate
Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotou, who is on a visit to Vietnam, visited Vietnam’s leading real estate and retail conglomerate Vingroup on March 6.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos in must-win against Australia to make AFC championship
Laos is aiming to beat Australia in Vientiane at 6:30pm this evening and grab second spot in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 Qualifiers Round 2 group.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Iran Loses to Laos at AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers
Iran lost to host Laos at the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers Round 2 on Tuesday.
— Tasnim 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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