Lao morning news for September 19

Lao morning news for September 19
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Lao PDR morning news55 dead, 100 missing in Laos storm across three months
Over 2,000 villages across Laos had been affected by floods after two tropical storms lashed Laos from July to September so far.
— Malaysiakini

Korea’s Kumho E&G to build energy self-sufficient town in Laos
Kumho E&G Co., a South Korean energy management solution provider, will lead a development aid project to create an energy self-sufficient town in Laos as it tries to recover from a dam disaster that has devastated the country.
— Pulse

ADB Finances Improvement Of Water Supply, Sanitation In Laos
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide additional financing of $30.5 Million USD in grant funding to help the Laos government improve water supply and sanitation.
— OOSKA News

Typhoon Mangkhut-induced flash floods claim Xayaboury woman’s life
A 50-year-old woman was killed by flash flooding in Khop district, Xayaboury province on early Tuesday morning following torrential rain whipped up by Tropical Storm Mangkhut.
— Vientiane Times

Cooperation urged to reduce country’s malnutrition rate
Nutrition officials under the Ministry of Health have been advised to boost cooperation with development partners and local administrations to reduce the malnutrition rate in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Laos’ hydropower policy puts Vietnam in a dilemma
After the collapse of Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy dam collapse, PanNature posted a statement by Save the Mekong Alliance which said it was not a natural calamity, but caused by the mistakes of hydropower project contractors.
— Vietnamnet Bridge

World Vision provides aid to flood-affected families in Laos
Almost two months after devastating floods in Laos, World Vision has already provided immediate aid to 1,725 families through food, clean water, hygiene kits, and shelter assistance.
— World Vision Laos

Laos-based Thai Activist Linked to Anti-Monarchy Group
A relatively unknown Thai political activist is behind an anti-royalist movement that has joined forces with an ex-member of Thailand’s banned and defunct communist party and supporters of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to government officials and analysts.
— Benar News

Flood relief, economic growth top Lao gov’t agenda
Progress in implementing measures to stimulate economic growth and rescue and relief efforts in flood-hit provinces dominated the biannual meeting of the Lao government cabinet, the Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors.
— Xinhua

Vietnam detains 2 Lao drug traffickers
The border guard force of Vietnam’s central Quang Tri province said on Tuesday that they detained two Lao men who engaged in cross-border transport of 200,000 pills of synthetic drug.
— Xinhua

Vietnamese army delegation visits Laos, Cambodia
A high-ranking delegation from the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) led by Sen. Lieut. Gen Luong Cuong, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Director of the VPA’s General Department of Politics, is paying official visits to Laos and Cambodia from September 18-22.
— Nhan Dan Online

Police detain six illegal loggers from Laos
Stung Treng provincial police have detained six illegal loggers from Laos who were caught crossing in the province on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Investing In Ecotourism To Promote Sustainable Development And Reduce Poverty
The Lao PDR’s development has been rapid during the last decade, largely funded by income from natural resources driving the bulk of economic growth.
— Lao News Agency

Laos Sports Games Suspended Over Corruption Concerns
Sports competitions scheduled for November in Xiengkhouang province in northeastern Laos have been postponed amid concerns over possible corruption in the awarding of contracts for construction in preparation for the event, Lao sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

National consultation talks Pak Lay hydropower project of Laos
The Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) held a national consultation in Ho Chi Minh City on September 18 to look into Laos’ Pak Lay hydropower project.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos, Hungary to further enhance cooperation
Laos and Hungary have vowed to strengthen bilateral relations and collaboration to a deeper level in various fields of cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

Gov’t-Governer Meeting Emphasizes Flood Issues
The second meeting between the cabinet and provincial governors has focused its discussion on flood situation and actions taken in response to the disasters as 17 provinces and Vientiane Capital have encountered flooding since July.
— 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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