Lao morning news for March 26

Lao morning news for March 26

Lao PDR morning newsChina, Laos pledge to push forward bilateral ties
Visiting Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Lao Vice Foreign Minister Khampao Ernthavanh have held diplomatic consultations and exchanged views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern.

Vientiane, Korean firms sign on riverside project second phase
Vientiane authorities have signed a joint venture agreement with Korean consulting firms for the second phase of the Mekong River Integrated Management Project with construction expected to start in 2020.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, U.S. Celebrate Five Years Of Cooperation On Trade Facilitation, Economic Integration
Officials from the Governments of Laos and the United States celebrated the successful completion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) LUNA II project at a ceremony at the Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane on Mar 22.

Laos joins Yak-130 operators list
Russia’s Irkut has confirmed the delivery of Yak-130 advanced jet trainers to Laos, with Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer recording four examples as having been handed over to the nation’s air force so far this year.
— Flight Global

New task force to help Lao road accident victims in Thailand
The Lao Embassy in Thailand has created a task force to help Lao nationals involved in road accidents in the neighbouring country.“
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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New vision for Vientiane’s future unveiled
City authorities have unveiled a new vision for the capital, aiming for it to be a city of peace and happiness in the coming years.
— Vientiane Times

Allegations of tourism police misconduct dismissed
The Tourism Police Department has dismissed an allegation accusing police officers of unlawfully fining and charging some Korean tourists.
— Vientiane Times

Experts tackle integration of int’l development goals
Various government sectors are facing challenges in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially the integration of the goals into indicators for the national socio-economic development plan (NSEDP).
— Vientiane Times

Malaysia continues scholarship support for Lao officials
The Embassy of Malaysia to Laos is continuing to provide scholarships for Lao government officials with short-term training courses under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry to strengthen disaster warning systems
The government is focusing on capacity building in warning systems with the aim to prevent and control disasters after the country was hit by several tragedies in 2018.
— 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.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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