Lao morning news for March 25

Lao morning news for March 25
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Lao PDR morning newsPublic Financial Management A Path To Maximize Return On Investment in Future of Laos: World Bank
With a growing population and rapidly developing and urbanizing socio-economy requiring investment in human resources and infrastructure, the calls on public finances in Laos are larger than ever.
— The Laotian Times

Cambodia to buy 200 megawatts from Laos
Cambodia will buy 200 megawatts from Laos to feed rising demand for power in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Cabinet approves tax law changes
The Lao government will propose changes to the Law on Tax as it looks for new ways and mechanisms to collect revenue more effectively.
— Vientiane Times

Malaysia, Laos sign MOU on defence cooperation
Malaysia and Laos today signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral defence cooperation.
— New Straits Times

Travel Plans? Laos Set to Provide eVisa From June 2019
Laos has announced it will begin offering electronic visas (eVisa) to foreign tourists and travelers from June this year.
— The Laotian Times

Labour ministry, partners weigh up rural employment boosting efforts
Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural areas.
— Vientiane Times

Swiss-Lao Project continues cooperation to improve newborn care
The Swiss-Lao Hospital Project has confirmed its ongoing cooperation with the Mother and Newborn Hospital to strengthen the skills of Lao healthcare professionals as well as provide medical equipment.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

2nd Global Center for Mekong Studies Think Tank Forum Held In Vientiane
The 2nd Global Center for Mekong Studies (GCMS) Think Tank Forum was held in Vientiane Capital on Mar 22 for the discussion of the five-year Plan of Action on Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (2018-2022).

Ministry, East Meets West support WASH in rural areas
The government will work with the East Meets West Foundation in a project aimed at engaging public, private and civil society groups in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) development strategies through the delivery of women-led education seminars in Xayaboury province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos supports joint studies for Lancang-Mekong Cooperation
Laos has expressed its support for joint policy studies to promote development cooperation in the Lancang-Mekong sub-region that can create mutual benefit for member countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bodies of migrant workers brought to Bangkok for autopsy
Miracle of Life Foundation rescue workers transported the bodies of the 10 migrant workers killed in a collision in Kanchanaburi to Bangkok for autopsy early on Sunday morning.
— The Nation (very annoying pop-ups)

Leaders mark 64th Party founding anniversary
Party and state leaders on Friday laid a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Monument in Vientiane to mark the 64th founding anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (22/03/1955 – 22/03/2019).
— Vientiane Times

Somsanga Centre launches new drug treatment programme
Vientiane Security Headquarters officially launched the Drug Treatment Collaboration Project at the Somsanga Drug Treatment and Vocational Training Centre which aims to help drug users recover from their addictions utilising a collaborative approach with patients and their families.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Malaysia slogged to a narrow win over Laos
Expected to be a goal fest, it turned out Laos gave Malaysia a harder ride as the Young Tigers needed a late goal from Safawi to seal a win.


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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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