Lao morning news for December 24

Lao morning news for December 24

Lao PDR morning newsNA session closes with hopes for a brighter future
The 6th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s (NA) Eighth Legislature ended on Friday after 23 days of debate and the passing of laws.
Vientiane Times

Laos, China ink deal to improve healthcare in Bokeo
Bokeo provincial hospital in Laos and a major medical facility in Xishuangbanna province, China, have agreed to extend cooperation in sustainable medical practices in Laos-China border areas.
Vientiane Times

Laos receives first ‘White Eagle’ tanks from Russia
The Lao People’s Armed Forces (LPAF) has received the first batch of upgraded T-72B1 ‘White Eagle’ main battle tanks from Russia.
Defence Blog

Environment Protection Fund provides 3.2 billion kip for preservation projects
The Environment Protection Fund has granted more than 32 billion kip (US$3.8 million) through the Second Lao Environmental and Social Project (LENS2) to help preserve natural environments in Laos.
Vientiane Times

Salvador wins Laos International Open Chess Championship 2018 Standard Competition
Recoletos de Manila top player Louie “Espana” Salvador pocketed the top honors in the Laos International Open Chess Championship 2018 Standard Competition held at the Vansana Hotel in Vientiane, Laos on Saturday.

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Russian de-miners in Laos clear over 40 hectares of mines
Members of the Russian Armed Forces’ International Anti-Mine Center’s team deployed to Laos have cleared more than 40 hectares of mines, Russia’s Krasnaya Zvezda (or Red Star) newspaper reported on Monday.

Laos villagers turn tragedy into hope as they wait for safe land
With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block.
Digital Globalist


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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