Lao Morning News For May 9

Lao Morning News For May 9
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Laos, IRRI agreement to boost food security
The government and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to strengthen their partnership in research and expand the institute’s role in increasing Laos’ food and nutrition security.
— Vientiane Times

Nam Ngum 1 Upgrades Underway
The Lao government has borrowed money from the Chinese Government to upgrade the capacity of the Nam Ngum 1 hydropower dam by installing two additional turbines.
– Lao News Agency

Increased Private Investment Boosts Lao Economy
The government has approved a total of US$1.11 billion in domestic and foreign private investments during the first quarter of this year.
— j&C

Emerging virus threatens tilapia farms in Asian-Pacific region
The Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) warns that tilapia lake virus (TiLV), a virus identified as Orthomyxo-like (RNA), has become a threat for farmed tilapia producers in the Asian-Pacific region.

NA supports enactment of law on international treaties
National Assembly members have supported the enactment of the Law on Treaties and International Agreements, which would be a reference for future internal and external cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

Malaysia, Laos to strengthen bilateral ties with Lao PM’s official visit
Malaysia and Laos will review the progress of their existing bilateral relations and discuss possibilities on how to strengthen relations in conjunction with the official visit of Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
– New Straits Times

Laos PM arrives in Malaysia for official visit
Laos Prime Minister Dr Thongloun Sisoulith arrived at Bunga Raya Complex Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here today to begin his two-day official visit to the country.
— Malay Mail Online

Lawmakers Consider Law on International Conventions and Treaties
A new draft Law on International Conventions and Treaties was presented at the ongoing 3rd Ordinary Session of the National Assembly on Monday by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on Monday, May 8.
– Lao 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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