Lao morning news for August 29

Lao morning news for August 29
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Lao PDR morning newsAutomated payment of land tax to start next year
Finance authorities expect to begin collecting land tax through banks from next year in a bid to modernise tax payment through the use of an electronic system.
— Vientiane Times

‘Rugby for all’, says Laos Rugby Federation as it promotes gender equity
In Laos, the game of rugby is becoming more popular than ever through the efforts of the Lao Rugby Federation.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Laos Is Second Most Expensive ASEAN Country to Buy Fuel
An official from the Ministry of Energy and Mines revealed that Laos placed second in the list of the most expensive ASEAN countries in which to buy fuel.
— The Laotian Times

Victims from the Xieng Dam – Seng Bai Dam are not confident that they will return to their homes again.
Laos flood victims from the Xieng Nang Dam project are not confident that they will return to live in the old village because of their lack of confidence in the
safety of their lives.
— VOA Lao

Laos, Vietnam enhance cooperation in foreign affairs
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Laos and Vietnam discussed domestic and international issues of mutual interest at a meeting held last week in Hanoi, Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times

Confiscated wood used to build houses for Attapeu flood victims
Almost 800 cubic metres of illegally harvested timber that has been confiscated since 2015 is being used to build temporary houses for flood victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Nation’s universities announce new student intake
Universities around the country have disclosed the student intake for the new academic year, after candidates recently took entrance exams.
— Vientiane Times

My Urban Challenge: City Director, Vientiane
The capital city of Laos is going through an infrastructure overhaul and looking to clean up to transform into a clean and green city.
— GovInsider

Lao man arrested for smuggling drug to Vietnam
A Lao man was detained by the border guard force of Vietnam’s central Quang Tri province on Tuesday when he was transporting 65,800 pills of methamphetamine from Laos to Vietnam.
— Xinhua


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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