Lao morning news for June 10

Lao morning news for June 10

Lao PDR morning news1,285 people involved in corruption with 999 billion kip lost
Some 1,285 people have been found to be involved in corrupt practices, defrauding the government of 999 billion kip, a government inspection carried out in 2018 revealed.
— Vientiane Times

Towards Zero Hunger-Japan Contribution Nourishes School Children
The Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, Takeshi Hikihara on Jun 7 handed over his government’s donation of canned fish and rice to the World Food Programme (WFP).

Tourism minister calls for joint effort to protect tourist sites
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, has asked for cooperation from the relevant state agencies to protect and maintain tourist attractions in Vangvieng after learning that they are under threat from the growing number of manufacturing plants.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Phu Bia Mining hoping to extend concession in Xaysomboun
Phu Bia Mining Company Limited hopes to continue their concession for an open-pit mine in Anouvong district, Xaysomboun province, which will come to an end in 2021.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

France enhances support for Lao-French bilingual classes in public schools
The Ministry of Education and Sports has launched a new project supported by the French Embassy to reinforce Lao-French bilingual classes in line with the government’s plan to improve the quality of education.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Reproductive Health, Rights And Choices For All
Mobile outreach and activities promoting sexual reproductive health aim to reach more garment factories in Vientiane Capital.

Laos, Timor-Leste strengthen relations, cooperation
Laos and Timor-Leste have agreed to continue to enhance their cooperation ties while seeking new potential for furthering economic cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

Laos takes leading role at World Health Assembly on primary healthcare
Laos joined other countries in Geneva, Switzerland, recently at the 72nd World Health Assembly to discuss ways to make primary healthcare more responsive.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos look to turn the tables
The visiting Laos team looked upbeat during a training session on astro-turf at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium yesterday despite having suffered a 1-0 defeat against Bangladesh at home in their first-leg match of the 2022 World Cup and 2013 Asian Cup pre-qualifiers.
— The Daily Star

Lao Young Designers 2019 Winners Announced
Top five Lao young designers for 2019 were announced at a press conference in Vientiane on Jun 6.

800,000 primary school children to have new textbooks
More than 800,000 primary school students across the country will use new textbooks in September as part of the new national primary school curriculum that is being rolled out over the coming years.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.


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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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