Lao morning news for September 3

Lao morning news for September 3
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Lao PDR morning newsIn China’s ‘Silk Road’ project, nations fear walking into ‘debt trap’
China’s massive and expanding “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt.
— Deccan Chronicle

Australia offers additional assistance for Attapeu flood victims
The Australian government will provide an additional AU$2.2 million of assistance for ongoing relief and early recovery in nutrition, education, child protection and UXO clearance for affected communities in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Trade talks planned for Laos
Thai trade delegations are scheduled to attend a joint meeting with their Lao counterparts in Vientiane this week, aiming to raise bilateral trade to UScopy1 billion (360 billion baht) in 2021.
— Bangkok Post

Laos, Cambodia Forge Ahead With China On Digital TV Cooperation
Laos and Cambodia have vowed to continue cooperation with China in pushing ahead with the transition from analogue television to the Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB) system.
— Lao News Agency

Clearance crews remove UXO from planned housing sites in Sanamxay
A UXO Lao team working in Attapeu province hopes to finish clearing explosive devices from land allocated for new housing for flood victims in Sanamxay district next month.
— Vientiane Times

Laos launches first ever cholera vaccination campaign
The Laos Ministry of Health has launched the first ever cholera vaccination campaign in Lao PDR targeting flood-affected communities.
— Outbreak News Today

DPM calls for tougher action against human trafficking
The National Committee on Anti-Human Trafficking needs an organisational structure which supports effective operations in combating illegal activities while building public awareness of the dangers.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Floods Leave Many Schools Closed at Start of New Term
Widespread flooding in Laos in recent weeks has blocked the start of the school year in the Southeast Asian country, with as many as 1,000 schools left unable to open by the Sept. 3 beginning of the new term, Lao sources say.
— ReliefWeb

Visa-free extension for Korea, exemption for Norwegian diplomats begins today
Citizens of the Republic of Korea visiting Laos can now stay in the country for up to 30 days without a visa, following an extension of the visa exemption scheme which comes into effect today.
— Vientiane Times

Hosts drawn with Philippines, Laos
Hosts Bangladesh were drawn in Group B along with Philippines and Laos for the fifth edition of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup football tournament, scheduled to start on October 1.
— Newage

Govt aiming to balance agricultural production with consumption
Laos is targeting increased agricultural production to balance growing consumption, ensuring sustainable socio-economic development for the nation into the future.
— Vientiane Times

More effort needed to raise standard of education: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for education administrators to do more to improve the standard of education to meet the country’s development needs.
— Vientiane Times


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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