Lao Morning News For June 9

Lao Morning News For June 9
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Thai agencies sued on row over Lao dam
Citizens of eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River are suing state agencies because they believe there was inadequate public participation in planning for the Pak Beng hydropower dam to be built by Laos.
— The Nation

ADB reviews public communications policy
The governments and private stakeholders of Laos, Thailand and Cambodia have now jointly consulted through videoconference, proposals for the Asian Development Bank’s most recent public communications policy review.
— Vientiane Times

Quang Nam University helps train Lao human resources
Quang Nam University in the central province of Quang Nam is said to be a prestigious training institution that helps train students for neighbouring Laos.
— Vietnam Plus

Bank credit growth slowdown due to dawdling construction sector
Business loans given to private companies have not increased this year since the government limited finance granted to developers for carrying out infrastructure projects.
— Vientiane Times

Locust outbreak spreads further across northern provinces
The yellow-spined bamboo locust outbreak is expanding in northern provinces despite the best efforts of surveillance teams at central and local level to control the insects with chemical spraying.
— Vientiane Times

ITECC Mall Hosts Top Thai Brands 2017 Trade Fair June 7-11
For the first time in Laos, ITECC Mall will host the Top Thai Brands 2017 trade fair, with over 300 booths stocked and displayed with quality products from Thailand.
— The Laotian Times

LuangPrabang top ranked on accommodation in the country
The world heritage site, LuangPrabang province, still ranks top for the number of accommodations, restaurants and entertainment venues in the country, after reaching a total of 820 places in 2016.
— Vientiane Times

Marketing efforts promote smith’s work to the hilt
She is not strictly a knifemaker herself, but Ms Douangchay Xaymany has developed a sustainable income from her efforts, getting grips on blades and helping artisans to carve out a growing slice of the market.
— Vientiane Times


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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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