Lao morning news for May 6

Lao morning news for May 6
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Lao PDR morning newsThe sad state of Lao’s education system
Lao is looking to improve its education system. In this effort, it is introducing a project called the “Inclusive, Child-friendly Environments and the Improvement of the Quality of Learning Outcomes of pre-and primary schools in Vientiane and Oudomxay provinces”.
— The Asean Post

S. Korea visitor numbers down 32 percent in Q1
The number of South Koreans visiting Laos plummeted by 32 percent in the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2018, when there was an upsurge over the previous year.
— Vientiane Times

Laos planning new agriculture census
The government will carry out a major agriculture survey this year, intending to use the findings as a reference for the next national socio-economic development plan from 2020-2025.
— Vientiane Times

China-Laos Economic Relations. The Broader Strategic Implications
The Chinese and Laotian Presidents signed an action plan to build a community of shared future earlier this week after the latter’s trip to the People’s Republic to attend the recent BRI Forum.
— Counter Information

Ministries clamping down on school exam cheats
Key ministries are teaming up to stop undesirable practices surrounding the 2018-2019 secondary school final exams, which will take place next month.
— Vientiane Times

Itinerant workers among high risk HIV groups
Itinerant workers and their wives are among the high risk groups for HIV infection in Laos, a study undertaken by the Centre for HIV/AIDS/ Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
— Vientiane Times

Phongsaly advised to unify efforts in battle against malnutrition
Phongsaly health authorities must improve healthcare standards if they are to take action against malnutrition with the long term aim of ending hunger.
— Vientiane Times

Champassak fire victims to rebuild homes in new location
Authorities in Xanasomboun district, Champassak province, plan to move 22 families who formerly lived in Naphoukham village to a new location after 21 houses were destroyed by a massive fire last month.
— Vientiane Times

Bananas to top list of agricultural export earners
Bananas are expected to be Laos’ leading agricultural export this year despite the government banning an expansion of plantations around the country.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos-Korea Power Forum 2019 Held
The Laos-Korea Power Forum and Business Meeting 2019 was held in Vientiane Capital to promote investment and electricity development in Laos.

Are recovery efforts for the Lao dam collapse failing local communities?
Last July, a dam at the Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in southern Laos collapsed, destroying 13 villages and displacing at least 7,000 people.
— Asean Today

Revitalized Role: New United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms Sara Sekkenes Assumes Post in Laos
Ms. Sara Sekkenes a national of Norway succeeds Ms. Kaarina Immonen of Finland in the key diplomatic and development role.
— The Laotian Times

Reading Elephant Laos inspires rural schoolchildren in Bokeo
With the school year coming to an end next month, Reading Elephant Laos is making a hurried round of visits to schools in Huayxai district, Bokeo province to engage children in inspirational activities, especially reading, and donate educational materials.
— Vientiane Times

Midwives — Midwives Save Lives!
A bridge between communities and traditional health facilities, midwives deliver vital maternal health services that are key to reducing maternal deaths and making childbirth safer in remote and underserved areas, and in humanitarian crises.


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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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