Lao morning news for May 17

Lao morning news for May 17

Lao PDR morning newsElectricity imports to drop, exports to drive growth in Laos
The amount of electricity imported by Laos is likely to drop in 2019 as the country witnesses a surge in electricity generation, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday.
— Xinhuanet

Infrastructure restoration underway in flood-hit Sanamxay district
The restoration of roads and construction of a waste water treatment facility in flood-affected Sanamxay district of Attapeu province is progressing as planned.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

WFP starts handover of school feeding program to Laos
The World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over its school feeding program in more than 500 schools to the Lao government.

Healthy diets vital for progress in Lao PDR, say UN food agencies
The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today concluded a joint visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with a call for greater investment in nutrition.
— ReliefWeb

Youth Union gets technology boost with new IT centre
A Youth-Child Information Technology Centre, funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) with more than US$3 million, opened in Vientiane this week for use by the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union.
— Vientiane Times

Researchers analyze human diseases from bushmeat; cultural practices in play
Researchers have taken a step toward estimating the risk of disease transmission from wild meat consumption.

Party resolves to maintain economic growth
The Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party has approved a resolution which the government must incorporate in order to sustain economic growth.
— Vientiane Times

Conference on Dialogue of Asia Civilization Opened
The Conference on Dialogue of Asia Civilization (CDAC) under the theme “Mutual Exchanges of Asian Civilization and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind” was opened on May 15 in Beijing of China in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Laos bolsters efforts to improve business environment
The government has called upon the private sector to cooperate with the public sector to enable the country to create a friendly business environment and promote ease of doing business.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Policy makers learn best IT practice for SMEs
Some 30 government officials have received training in innovation, the building of value chains, and the use of appropriate technology that can give a competitive advantage to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Exhibition promotes fine work of art students
The National Institute of Fine Arts on Wednesday opened an exhibition of its students’ work, featuring 350 interesting and sophisticated paintings and drawings using watercolours and acrylics and featuring a variety of styles such as monoprints.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) concluded a joint visit to Lao PDR
The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday (15 May) concluded a joint visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with a call for greater investment in nutrition.

Huaphan marks 11th anniversary of city pillar
Huaphan provincial authorities are holding colourful activities to entice visitors to join in the celebration of the 11th anniversary of the installation of the city pillar, with events taking place from May 12-18 in Xamneua district.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Youth cooperation important to Vietnam-Laos relations: Party official
The Vietnamese Party and State has consistently attached great importance to friendship exchanges between the Vietnamese and Lao youth, creating favourable conditions to enhance their relations and promote mutual understanding, thus contributing to the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, a senior Party official said.
— Nhan Dan Online

Lao ministry celebrates Dien Bien Phu Victory
The Dien Bien Phu Victory which ended the French colonial rule in Vietnam (May 7, 1954) was celebrated at a conference held by the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Vientiane on May 16.
— Vietnamplus

Nurse, midwife exam procedures under scrutiny
Health authorities and experts are considering revisions to the examination procedures used to select and issue professional licences to nurses and midwives.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Leads Call for Census Accommodations for Cambodian, Hmong, and Laotian Americans
Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) urged the US Census Bureau to include Khmer, Hmong, and Lao among the languages supported by the Internet Self-Response (ISR) and Census Questionnaire Assistance (CQA) options for the 2020 Census.
— KhmerLife


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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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