Lao morning news for April 12

Lao morning news for April 12
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Lao PDR morning newsEU Join Forces With UNICEF To Improve Nutrition In Phongsaly
A delegation led by European Union Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Leo Faber and UNICEF Representative, Octavian Bivol, on Monday started a four-day visit to Phongsaly Province- Bounneua and Nhot-ou districts to observe nutrition interventions under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition (PIN).

Laos joins other nations reviewing stance on sanitation, water
Laos joined other countries and development partners at the Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM) which was convened by the Sanitation and Water for All partnership in San Jose, Costa Rica on April 4-5.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Villagers Displaced by Nam Theun 2 Dam Say They Still Need Help
Lao villagers moved by government order from their homes 10 years ago to make way for a showcase hydropower project have new houses, schools, and clinics in their resettlement areas, but are still left without access to fishing areas or adequate land to farm, sources in the country say.
— Radio Free Asia

President Extends New Year Wishes
President Bounnhang Vorachit on Thursday delivered a New Year speech extending wishes to the Lao people on the occasion of celebrating Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year B.E. 2562.

Environment officials strengthen their hand against forestry, wildlife crime
Environment police and officials from the south of the country met recently in Champassak province for training in the enforcement of new laws which aim to combat the trade in illegal wildlife and other illegal forest activities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

U.S. Welcomes New Lao Ambassador
On April 8, President Donald J. Trump formally accepted the credentials of the new Lao Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Khamphan Anlavan, at the White House in Washington, DC.

Chinese art exhibition opens in Laos to promote cultural exchanges
The Chinese and Lao ministries for culture and tourism and Chinese embassy in Laos have opened a five-day exhibition at the Lao National Museum themed Chinese Style 2019-Special Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists’ Painting and Calligraphy from Monday to Friday.
— Xinhuanet

Provinces get ready for Lao New Year festivities
Preparations for Pi Mai Lao are now in full swing as communities across the country decorate their towns and ready their costumes for the three day long festival over April 14-16.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Party spending won’t have any positive effects: economist
Splurging on unnecessary luxury items and entertainment during Lao New Year will not create any positive lift for the Lao economy as the country is heavily dependent on imported products, a senior economist says.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mobile App competitors eye future business opportunities
The final eight teams from the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Laos recently hit the stage to show off their design and creative abilities in the annual Samsung Mobile App Development competition.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Princess marks Songkran at Laos mission
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously attended a Songkran ceremony at the Lao Embassy in Bangkok yesterday.
— The Nation

More remains of American MIAs returned to US government
The remains of four more American personnel presumed Missing In Action (MIA) in Laos during the Indochina War were handed over to the government of the United States last weekend.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Students create films, study culture in Laos
Students traveled to Laos over spring break as part of an HWGO! Digital Storytelling trip.
— The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle


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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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