Lao morning news for August 14

Lao morning news for August 14

Lao PDR morning newsPolice dogs deployed for mission in Laos
In a first, three dogs from the Singapore Police Force K-9 Unit have been deployed on an overseas mission to help in disaster relief efforts in Laos.
— The New Paper

Attapeu hospitals treat 221 injured flood victims
Some 149 people who were injured when the flood raged through this area have received treatment at the district hospital, while 72 people with more serious injuries were taken to Attapeu provincial hospital.
— Vientiane Times

UN In Laos Aids Thousands Affected By Flash Flood In Southern Laos
As relief operations continue in flooded villages of Attapeu province of southern Laos, United Nations agencies are working with the government and humanitarian partners to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for the more than 13,000 people affected by the floods.
— Lao News Agency

Home Team contingent departed for Laos
A 32-member Home Team contingent comprising 14 officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), 3 victim recovery dogs from the SPF K9 Unit, and 18 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers, departed for Laos on a Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 transport aircraft from Paya Lebar Air Base on Monday (13 August).
— TOC

Singaporean Foods Featured At A Food Festival
The food festival aims to introduce well-known Singaporean food and traditional Singaporean recipes to the Lao people. It is also a cultural presentation of Singapore.
— Lao News Agency

ASEAN-Korea Center makes donation to Laos flood relief
The ASEAN-Korea Center donated 3 million won ($2,650) to the Embassy of Lao People’s Democratic Republic on Aug. 6 to aid flood recovery efforts from a dam collapse on July 23.
— KoreaHerald

Party chief reshuffles announced for Bokeo, Oudomxay
Reshuffles of provincial Party chiefs and governors will take place soon in northern Oudomxay and Bokeo provinces after the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) approved the changes recently.
— Vientiane Times

Leaders Hold Summit For A Conflict-free Africa
On 10 August, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the births of former South African President Nelson Mandela and the human rights activist Albertina Sisulu, the 2018 African Leaders of Peace Summit was held in Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss ways to achieve an Africa free of conflict.
— Lao News Agency

UN agencies further respond to the disaster in Attapeu
United Nations agencies are working closely with the government and humanitarian partners to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for over 13,000 people affected by the floods in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Deal struck to curb Thai, Lao car fumes
The Thai and Lao pollution control agencies have agreed to work together to reduce air pollution caused by vehicles in the two countries, especially at border checkpoints.
— Bangkok post

Death toll reaches 36 in Laos dam collapse, 98 missing
The death toll in the flooding caused by a dam collapse in Laos has climbed to 36 while 98 are still missing, national daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.
— Business Standard

UN agencies aid thousands affected by flash flood in Laos
As relief operations continue in flooded villages of Attapeu province of southern Laos, UN agencies are working with the government and humanitarian partners to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for the more than 13,000 people affected by the floods.
— Xinhuanet

 

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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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