Lao morning news for June 4

Lao morning news for June 4
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Lao PDR morning newsKorean power company lends helping hand to flood-hit Attapeu school
Electricity bills at Sanamxay Secondary School in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, will now be much lower thanks to help from the Korea Western Power Company Limited (KOWEPO), which has installed solar power at the school.
— Vientiane Times

Govt calls for higher quality investments
The government is cooperating with its development partners and stakeholders to promote higher quality investments in the country through developing and improving its assessment mechanisms and strategies.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Survivors of Lao Dam Collapse Want to Grow Rice, Not Bananas on Compensatory Land
Survivors of Laos’ worst flooding in decades are at odds with the government after land they were promised in compensation was granted to a Chinese-backed firm to grow bananas.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos partners with overseas agencies to reduce the risk of disasters
Lao officials and development partners met in Vientiane yesterday to make recommendations on the government’s plans to reduce the risk of disasters.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao food and beverage makers seek buyers at int’l trade fair
Lao food and beverage producers are seeking to forge deeper inroads into international markets in a bid to grow their business and sales volume.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Four family members die, one injured in Phongsaly landslide
hongsaly provincial authorities have provided immediate assistance to the relatives of a family of five who suffered the tragic consequences of a landslide in Nakang village, May district, recently.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Biodiversity project supports National Arbour Day
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Biodiversity Conservation Corridors (BCC) project has provided 10,000 seedlings to help the government fulfil its ambition to extend the number of green spaces in Vientiane this year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mister International Laos Announced For Candidates
Mister International Laos, the first of its kind, has been launched for interested men to apply.

The Hidden Gems of Pakse
Pakse provides more than just great transport links to other Southern Laos destinations.
— The Laotian Times

ChildFund Laos, NCAWMC join forces to strengthen role played by young people
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children (NCAWMC) and ChildFund Laos are continuing to help adolescents to build resilience and forge a productive path in life.
— Vientiane Times

Oyster mushroom cultivation spurs income for Laos farmers
Lao PDR is rich in biodiversity, and Lao people make use of agro-biodiversity resources for food, medicine and income on a daily basis.

Lao Front, World Food Programme extend school lunch scheme
The Lao Front for National Development is looking forward to working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that food and nutrition security for hundreds of children is sustained in schools across the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo Grasshopper Adventures

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Bicycle Day, June 3.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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