Lao morning news for September 12

Lao morning news for September 12

Lao PDR morning newsVietnam implements biggest mining project in Laos
The Lao Government and Viet Phuong Group (VPG) of Vietnam on September 11 signed a contract for exploiting and processing bauxite ore and building an alumina factory in Sekong province of Laos.
— Viet Maz

Providing a safe place for flood-affected children
Weeks after the collapse of a dam in south-east Laos, SOS Children’s Villages is helping children whose families were displaced by the disaster and heavy monsoon rains.
— ReliefWeb

Floods claim more lives
The body of a man was recovered from Huaythahao Lake in Kaenghaed village, Xaybouly district, Savannakhet province, on Sunday, while another man is still missing and presumed drowned.
— Vientiane Times

‘Separatist’ T-shirts came from Laos, says Prawit
Black T-shirts with a “separatist movement” symbol seized from a vendor came from a single source in Laos, a group of Thai anti-monarchists fleeing prosecution for lese majeste, according to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
— Bangkok Post

Laos to keep building dams despite negative impacts
Laos is pushing ahead with plans to build more dams along the Mekong River in spite of a deadly collapse in July and the negative impact dams have had on the environment and people who make their living off the
— Aljazeera

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Govt turns off pumps for new fuel importers, exporters
The government will not consider new investment proposals from businesses wanting to set up fuel import/export operations, a senior official at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce official has said.
— Vientiane Times

Mekong River faces a damming issue
Serving as South-east Asia’s most iconic waterway, the Mekong River is the lifeblood 
of the countries it flows through.
— TTG Asia

Nation facing food security challenges following extreme weather
Officials said the extent of the floods would have a long-term impact on food security projects as well as hinder efforts to boost agricultural production.
— Vientiane Times

What can we do to support intellectual property rights?
The end product of human innovation is recognised through intellectual property rights, which are accorded to the individuals and groups who use their creative qualities to create a product that is unique and should not be reproduced or copied, especially for the purposes of sale.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Fashion Week Pushes Lao Fashion Towards International Stage
The Lao Fashion Week, known as the most prestigious international fashion event in Laos, helps push the Lao fashion towards international stage.
— 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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