Lao morning news for September 18

Lao morning news for September 18
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Lao PDR morning newsChild’s Dream Foundation gives 26.5 billion kip boost to education
The Child’s Dream Foundation of Switzerland has provided more than 26.5 billion kip (US$3,137,600) for the development of education in Laos.
—  Vientiane Times

Laotian murder suspect admits to slashing the throats of three victims and a cat
A Laotian migrant worker has confessed to a gruesome murder of a 67-year old woman and her 12-year-old grand-daughter in Samut Prakarn after he was arrested while waiting for a ferry in Muk Daharn province to across the Mekong River to Laos, police reported on Monday.
— Thai PBS World

ADB approves USD 48 mln to improve environmental services in Lao PDR
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $48 million grant to help improve urban environmental services and enhance economic connectivity in Paksan and Thakhek, two of the least developed towns along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Central Corridor in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
— Devdiscourse

Brunei Donates USD 100,000 To Aid Flood Victims In Laos
On Sep 13, Brunei Ambassador to Laos, Mr Na’aim Salleh, presented USD 100,000 ​to the Lao government to help flood victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province and other parts of the country.
— Lao News Agency

Vientiane Airport: international expansion as China tourism booms
Vientiane Airport has doubled the size of its international terminal, supporting a Laotian initiative to boost tourism.

China welcomes consensus between Laos, Cambodia on border issue
China welcomed the consensus reached between Laos and Cambodia on the border issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
— Xinhua

Can tourism boost Lao’s economy?
Last July, Lao witnessed a catastrophe when the Xe-Pian Xe Namnoy dam located on the Xe Kong River in the Bolaven plateau collapsed following heavy monsoon rains.
— The Asean Post

Asean Technology, CRI to launch China-Asean information platform
Asean Technology (Laos) and China Radio International (CRI) online Media Group from Beijing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation on content, technology and operation of the information port platform.
— Vientiane Times

Dien Bien, Luang Prabang provinces tighten cultural, tourism links
Officials of the northwestern province of Dien Bien and the Lao province of Luang Prabang agreed to enhance cultural and tourism cooperation during talks in Dien Bien Phu city on September 16.
— Vietnam Plus

Flood relief, measures to spur the economy top agenda at govt meeting
Progress in implementing the government’s eight measures to stimulate economic growth and rescue and relief efforts in flood-hit provinces dominated the biannual meeting of the government cabinet, the Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors.
— Vientiane Times

Bulding back better in Lao PDR
The aim of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is to advance development as well as protect previous gains.
— UNDP (blog)

Miss Tourism Queen Laos 2018 Application Announced
Miss Tourism Queen Laos 2018 has been announced open for candidates nationwide who wish to be tourism ambassador of the Lao PDR.
— Lao News Agency

U.S. Ambassador Joins Recovery Efforts In Attapeu
U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter visited U.S. government funded relief projects for people affected by recent flash floods.
— Lao News Agency

Ken demonstration by Cambodia and Lao musicians @ CLA theatre on Sept 13
Dozens of Cambodian and Laos artists played the Ken, a musical instrument that’s made of bamboo, in front of Khmers and foreigners at the CLA Theatre, Phnom Penh on Thursday.
— Khmer Times

Vivo Launches New Smartphones Vivo V11, V11i
Vivo Laos launched on Sunday its latest smartphones Vivo V11 and Vivo V11i. Both models come with modern design Halo Fullview Starry Night and Nebula.
— 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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