Lao morning news for April 8

Lao morning news for April 8
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos Criminalizes Animal Abuse in Updated Penal Code
Laos has added a new section to its penal code that criminalizes animal abuse.
— The Laotian Times

Police issue warning against drink driving, speeding over Pi Mai Lao
This year police intend to strictly enforce the law with regard to irresponsible road users during the upcoming Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) festivities from April 14-16, saying that violators, especially drunk drivers, will be penalised.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

President Bounnhang Urges Laos-China Railway Project To Meet Quality Standards
President Bounnhang Vorachit has urged relevant sectors of the Laos-China Railway Project to ensure the project meets required quality standards and environmental requirements.

Kerry Logistics, Sitthi Logistics Join Hands To Build Dry Port In Laos
Kerry Logistics Network Limited of Singapore and Laotian Sitthi Logistics Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment of a joint venture to develop a dry port in the Vientiane Logistics Park in Laos.
— UrduPoint News

Officials debate road to Universal Health Coverage
The Ministry of Health and other government bodies last week held a brainstorming session to draft plans for health sector development to ensure that everyone has access to health services.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao president hails China-Laos Railway construction
Bounnhang Vorachith, general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and president of Laos, said on Friday that the China-Laos Railway, as the implementation of Belt and Road Initiative, will benefit the Lao people.
— Xinhuanet

Secretariat proposes government-wide approach to facilitate trade
The Trade Facilitation Committee Secretariat (TFCS) is proposing the forming of trade implementation units in various ministries that are assigned as members of the secretariat to assist with its work and budget planning.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Employ more Lao to help build railway: President
President Bounnhang Vorachit called for more Lao workers to be employed by the Laos-China Railway Project when he visited a section of the railway under construction in Vientiane on Friday.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese in Laos hold ceremony in honour of Hung Kings
A first-ever ceremony commemorating the death anniversary of Hung Kings, the legendary founders of Vietnam, took place at the headquarters of the General Association of Vietnamese in Laos on April 6.
— Vietnam Plus

850 CCTV digital cameras rolled out in city centre
Some 850 new digital Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been installed along roads in Vientiane to enhance surveillance, better monitor crime, and help police deal with anti-social activities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Seven winners of “Miss Vientiane 2019 Contest” to join celebration parade of Lao New Year
A traditional dance is perfomed during the “Miss Vientiane 2019 Contest” in which 20 contestants participate, in Vientiane, Laos, April 6, 2019.
— Xinhuanet

Oudomxay rolls out red carpet for Lao New Year
Oudomxay province is preparing a host of colourful activities for visitors during the Lao New Year holiday from April 14-16, aiming to make the celebrations more elaborate than in previous years.
— Vientiane Times

Ketmany Vongpaserth crowned Miss Vientiane 2019
Ketmany Vongpaserth, 22, has been crowned Miss Vientiane 2019 at a hotly contested event that took place at the Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane on Sunday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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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.

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