Lao morning news for August 15

Lao morning news for August 15

Lao PDR morning newsLatest Thai-Lao friendship bridge study finished in December: chief
Studies on the economic viability, structural engineering and environmental impact of the sixth Thai-Lao friendship bridge will be completed in December, says the chief of the Highway Department.
— The Nation

Farmland flood damage bill exceeds 125 billion kip
The impact of recent flooding has cost the agricultural sector around 127 billion kip, according to an initial report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
— Vientiane Times

Da Nang plans to become Asean logistics centre
Vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Dang Viet Dung said the city intended to build the Lien Chieu port as a key entry point into logistics chains providing services for the central and central Highlands regions, as well as the import-export exchange among ASEAN partners via the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) that links Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
— The Nation

UXO removed as authorities prepare to build new houses for flood victims
Over 100 staff from UXO Lao are searching for and removing unexploded ordnance (UXO) so that work can begin on the construction of temporary houses for flood victims.
— Vientiane Times

A Send-off Reception Hosted In Honour Of Japanese Scholarship Awardees
s who have won Japanese Government scholarship programmes, Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) and Young Leaders Programme (YLP) in Vientiane on Monday, Aug 13.
— Lao News Agency

Singapore rescue team arrives to help Attapeu recovery efforts
A 32-member Home Team contingent, comprising 14 officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), three victim recovery dogs from the SPF K9 Unit, and 18 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers arrived in Laos on Monday on a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 transport aircraft to assist with victim recovery efforts in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Cosmetic ‘Apple CC Body Lotion’ Launched
Local cosmetic producer Chaleurnsouk Group launched last Saturday a new line of skin care and body care products for local fair skin lovers.
— Lao News Agency

Tropical Storm Bebinca set to lash nation’s north
Northern regions of Laos are being warned to prepare for heavy rain and wind with weather forecasters predicting that Tropical Storm Bebinca will move across parts of Vietnam and northern Laos from August 16-18.
— Vientiane Times

Xieng Khuang’s historic That Found stupa entices more visitors
That Found stupa in Khoun district, Xieng Khuang province, is attracting more than 300 visitors a month following its renovation, a significant improvement compared to the past.
— Vientiane Times


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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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