Lao morning news for September 7

Lao morning news for September 7

Lao PDR morning newsGerman govt to provide 51.7 million euros for Lao development
The German government has agreed to provide a grant of 51.7 million euros to support development projects in Laos during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
— Vientiane Times

Death Toll Rises in Floods, Landslides in Laos
The number of dead continues to climb as updated reports come in from remote areas of Laos hit by flooding and landslides in recent weeks, Lao sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

UK aid will protect more than 820,000 people from threat of lethal landmines
New UK aid funded technology, including radar detectors, will help trace ammunition in the equivalent of more than 16,000 football pitches.
— Reliefweb

Laos’ Government Commits To Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade During Greater Mekong Transboundary Meeting
WWF today (September 6) congratulated the Government of Laos for hosting a key regional meeting on transboundary illegal wildlife trade and for its commitment to tackling wildlife crime that threatens endangered species such as the elephants, tigers, bears and pangolin.
— Lao News Agency

U.S. Expands Support For Emergency Relief In Attapeu Province
During the month of August, the U.S. Government expanded its support for emergency relief in Attapeu Province and nearby areas affected by the severe flooding in July in southern Laos.
— Lao News Agency

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Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province
The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine to ensure sufficient production to meet customer demand in the years to come.
— Vientiane Times

Gov’t Officials Have English Skills Enriched Thanks To Singaporean Government Funding
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a three-week training course on “Basic English Language and Communication Skills” for 31 Lao government officials from 13 to 31 August 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Help sponsor black shoes for needy students
ABARO is encouraging corporations to sponsor the first black school shoes for underprivileged children.
— The Star Online

Immigration Is Top Political Issue For Some Of Central Wisconsin’s Hmong Residents
As the Nov. 6 general election approaches, members of central Wisconsin’s Hmong community are becoming increasingly vocal about the issue of immigration and the
risk some face of deportation to their ancestral homeland of Laos.
— Wisconsin Public Radio

Smartphones banned in some schools
The 2018-2019 academic year began on Monday and it’s interesting to note that some schools in Vientiane have announced they will not allow students to bring
smartphones to class.
— Vientiane Times

First Lao Chevening Scholar To Study In Oxford – New Application Season Announced
The British Embassy Vientiane has announced that this year nine Lao scholars were selected to study in the United Kingdom for a master’s degree under the UK’s government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship programme for 2018-19.
— Lao News Agency


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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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