Lao morning news for August 10

Lao morning news for August 10

Lao PDR morning newsDisplaced Flood Victims At Risk of “Moving” UXOs
Thousands of people in the southern province of Attapeu, whose homes were swept away flash floods following the collapse of an auxiliary dam of the Xepian Xenamnoy Hydropower Project in Laos several weeks ago, are seeking shelter in areas known to be contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO), experts say, as mud and flood water obstruct aid efforts.
— The Laotian Times

Laos committing over $1 million to Asian Games campaign
The Laos government is spending more than 9.9 billion kip ($1.16 million) in preparing competitors to take part in 12 sports at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia from August 18-September 2.
— Inquirer.Net

Scores of Lao Families Facing Displacement by Dam Project Await Compensatory Land Titles
Scores of families that will be displaced by dam construction in Laos are waiting for the Chinese developer to pay the fees necessary to relocate them, while another group of villagers already relocated by the project say they have yet to receive vocational training they were promised as part of their move.
— Radio Free Asia

Exhibition marks 68th Lao Front for National Development Day and Mass Media and Publishing Day
An exhibition featuring a variety of items and events to mark the 68th Lao Front for National Development Day and Mass Media and Publishing Day is taking place at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese company signs MOU with Laos over power grid development
China Southern Power Grid (CSG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) over feasibility study on cooperatively developing and building Laos’ national power grid in the Lao capital Vientiane.
— GlobalTimes

Lao PDR: Flash Floods – Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 7 (as of 9 August 2018)
The water level is receding in most affected areas, but road access remains difficult due to floods and mud. Some areas are accessible only by helicopter.
— ReliefWeb

Forum launched to boost Vietnam-Laos cooperation and technology transfer
With a total of 142 technologies on display during two days, the Vietnam – Laos Forum on Technology Transfer (Vietnam – Laos TechConnect) will help to strengthen cooperation and technology transfer between organisations and businesses from the two countries.
— NhanDan

Techconnect Laos-Vietnam 2018 Launched
More than 300 entrepreneurs, representatives of research institutes and business community from Laos and Vietnam are attending the first ever Techconnect Laos-Vietnam opened in Vientiane on Aug 9, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

New passenger terminal opens at Wattay Airport
The expansion of the Vientiane International Airport passenger terminal, supported by the government of Japan, is now complete after 32 months of construction.
— Vientiane Times

Japan-Funded Wattay International Airport Expansion Project Handed Over To Lao Government
The Wattay International Airport Terminal Expansion Project, funded with a Japanese Official Development Assistance loan of 9.01 billions yen, was officially handed over to the Lao government following 32 months of construction on Aug 9.
— Lao News Agency

Lao authorities speed up search, relief, recovery efforts in flood-hit south
Lao authorities have been speeding up the search, relief and recovery efforts after the flash flood in Attapeu province, where around 100 people are still missing, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday.
— Xinhuanet

Singapore Marks 53rd National Day In Vientiane
Singaporean Ambassador to Laos, Mr Dominic Goh hosted a reception party to mark the 53rd anniversary of the Singapore National Day (August 9) in Vientiane on Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Activists call on Laos dam operator to own up
Activists and regional development experts on Thursday demanded Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company (PNPC) to take responsibility for all damages caused by the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam, which collapsed on July 25.
— Bangkok Post

Liupanshui City Develops Tourism And Agriculture Industries To Alleviate Poverty
Over 4,000 residents now sell agricultural products and their expected income has risen to around 2,000 to 3,000 yuan (about 293 to 440 U.S. dollars) per month, Zhu Meicong, a tour guide in a Yi minority village near Liupanshui, told journalists of the 2018 Liupanshui Belt and Road & ASEAN Media Tour.
— Lao News Agency


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