Lao morning news for September 24

Lao morning news for September 24
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Lao PDR morning newsUS supports ongoing UXO clearance efforts with US$14.5 million
The United States government has confirmed continued support of US$14.5 million for MAG Laos to conduct survey and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in seven target districts of Xieng Khuang province.
— Vientiane Times

Activists push for Pak Lay Dam studies
Environmental activists are urging Laos and the Mekong River Commission to halt the Pak Lay Hydropower project until all stakeholders can rigorously assess the project’s environmental and social impacts.
— Khmer Times

China-Laos railway completes first continuous beam block construction on Mekong River
The concrete casting for the first block of the Luang Prabang cross-Mekong River super major bridge’ continuous beam along the China-Laos Railway was completed on Sept. 17, the Chinese contractor told Xinhua on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Govt mulls plan for 1 visa, 5 cities
The plan for a single vias for “Five Chiang Cities” will be propo to spur tourism among four countries in the Mekong Region and add quality tourists to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces of Thailand.
— Bangkok Post

Improving ease-of-doing-business ‘progressing well’: minister
Strong action is being taken to improve Laos’ ease-of-doing business (EDB) climate, the Minister of Planning and Investment told a meeting last week.
— Vientiane Times

Vice President advises on historic Viengxay district celebration
Educating young people on the history and tradition of Meuang Viengxay (Viengxay district) has to be the main focus of marking the 50th anniversary of the national liberation forces’ command centre.
— Vientiane Times

ASEAN Technology, CRI Online To Launch China-ASEAN Information Platform
On the sidelines of the China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum held last week in Guangxi’s Nanning, China, ASEAN Technology Company (Laos) and CRI Online (Beijing) of China Media Group signed a strategic MoU to strengthen cooperation on content, technology and management of an information port platform.
— Laos News Agency

Laos ends India’s run in AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualifier
India U-16 girls’ hopes of making the second round of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers came to an end at the hands of Laos.
— Sportstar Live

Ministry, embassy promotes Indonesia`s tourism in Indochina region
The Ministry of Tourism and the Indonesian Embassy in Laos are promoting Indonesian tourism in countries located in the Indochina region, starting in Vientiane, Laos.
— Antara News

Explanatory factors of adherence to community-based management of epilepsy in Lao PDR.
A low level of knowledge about epilepsy among health workers, a context of stigmatizing sociocultural beliefs, and a low availability of antiepileptic drugs in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) are major gaps in the medical management of people with epilepsy in this country.
— PubMed- NCBI


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This week’s morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Universal Access to Information, September 28.


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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