Lao morning news for September 11

Lao morning news for September 11

Lao PDR morning newsGermany provides 9.3b kip to improve blood donation system
The German government has provided more than 9.3 billion kip (EUR 950,000) through the German Red Cross to strengthen the blood donation project in target provinces of Laos, as well as to improve aspects of blood processing and supply.
— Vientiane Times

IFC Continues To Support Lao PDR To Improve Investment Climate, Promote Sustainable And Inclusive Growth
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is accelerating its support to the Lao government in improving the climate for investment and doing business in the country.
— Lao News Agency

Laos suspends import of pigs, pork products from China
Imports of all pork products made in China, as well as live pigs and piglets, have been temporarily suspended following an outbreak of African swine fever in Liaoning province in north-east China.
— Vientiane Times/

2018 edition of Talent Lab launched by LPFF
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) is now inviting applications for its 2018 Talent Lab, led by Tribeca Film Institute (TFI).
— The Nation

Social welfare fund, donated aid ‘solely for victim assistance’
The State Social Welfare Fund and aid donated by various parties will be used solely to help the victims of disasters, authorities in charge have announced.
— Vientiane Times

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Thailand promotes skills development in Mekong region
The Thai Ministry of Labour is promoting skills development among workers in the Mekong region in preparation for ASEAN’s free labour movement.
— Vietnam Plus

MRC urged to settle dam issues
Twenty civil society organisations in Cambodia have called on the Mekong River Commission to delay a regional forum to discuss the building of the Pak Lay hydropower dam in Laos.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia Marks 61st National Day In Vientiane
The Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane, Lao PDR hosted a reception to mark the 61st National Day of Malaysia and the 52nd Anniversary of diplomatic relations
between Malaysia and the Lao PDR on September 7, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

7Everyday Hero leads the rebuilding of a Lao Buddhist temple
In Westminster, a group people with little to no construction experience are busy building something quite significant.
— Denver Channel

La Crosse Veterans Raise Money For New Hmong, Lao Veteran Memorial
A group of veterans in La Crosse is working to raise money for a new memorial to Hmong and Lao veterans of the Vietnam War.
— Wisconsin Public Radio

Malaysia Holds “Study In Malaysia Education Fair 2018”
The Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane, the Lao PDR in collaboration with Education Malaysia held the “Study in Malaysia Education Fair 2018” at Vientiane High
School on Sep 8, 2018.
— 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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