Lao morning news for August 16

Lao morning news for August 16

Lao PDR morning newsMore remains of American service personnel returned to US
The remains of American service personnel missing in action (MIA) in Laos during the Indochina War were handed over to United States army staff on Tuesday.
— Vientiane Times

Potential upsides emerge from Lao dam disaster
The July 23 Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam collapse that left at least 35 dead, 99 missing and 6,000 homeless in Attapeu province in southern Laos was an unprecedented manmade tragedy and wake-up call for the communist-run nation.
— AsiaTimes

Laos farmland flood damage bill exceeds US$15 million
The impact of recent flooding in northern and southeastern provinces of Laos has cost the agricultural sector around 127 billion kip (about US$15 million), according to an initial report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
— Thai PBS

ASEAN Fair 2018 To Be Held Next Month
The 2nd ASEAN Fair (2018) will be held between Sep 20-23 to promote trade, investment and tourism between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
— Lao News Agency

Government News 15/8
The diplomatic sector has efficiently served the national revolutionary cause and made worthy contribution to the country’s strong rise from the ruin of war to become a symbol of peace, stability, unity and harmony, renovation and development, according to the country’s top diplomat Pham Binh Minh.
— VietnamNet

Namha ASEAN Heritage Park Promotes Bamboo VCD Along Buffer Zone
Bamboo is an important non-timber forest product (NTFP) in the context of the livelihood of the poor in the Lao PDR.
— Lao News Agency

More flooding in Attapeu after heavy rain
Flooded villages here had emerged from the muddy waters but now floods are inundating the area yet again after several days of heavy rain.
— Vientiane Times

Thai King thanks Laos for assisting in rescue of trapped boys
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun of Thailand recently sent a letter to President Bounnhang Vorachit to thank the Lao people for their participation in the rescue effort to retrieve 13 young footballers from the cave they were trapped in.
— Vientiane Times

University students take to online entrance exam registration
More than 12,000 students have now registered via an online system for the National University of Laos (NUOL) entrance exams for the coming academic year.
— Vientiane Times

Mekong River body welcomes Laos’ decision to suspend…
The Mekong River Commission welcomed on Wednesday a decision by the Laos government to suspend approval of new dams while reviewing all dams currently under construction following the collapse of part of a hydropower project last month.
— Brinkwire

Law enforcement remains weak: deputy minister
Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.
— Vientiane Times

Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects
The Mekong River Commission welcomed on Wednesday a decision by the Laos government to suspend approval of new dams while reviewing all dams currently under construction following the collapse of part of a hydropower project last month.
— The Irrawaddy

 

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