Lao morning news for August 2

Lao morning news for August 2

Lao PDR morning newsASEAN Secretary General visits victims of Lao dam collapse
A delegation led by Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on July 29 visited people who were affected by the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in Sanamxay district of Laos’ Attapeu province.
— NNT

Cluster Munitions – A Challenge To Development
Exactly eight years ago on this day, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, a historic treaty that obliged countries to refrain from developing, using, stockpiling or assisting other nations in using cluster munitions, entered into force after being ratified by 30 nations.
— Lao News Agency

Committee amasses aid relief for flood victims
The National Ad Hoc Committee, which has been set up to deal with the relief effort following the dam burst in Attapeu province, says that all forms of aid for displaced persons, including that received from people in Laos and other countries, will be sent to Attapeu for the benefit of those made homeless.
— Vientiane Times

USAID Provides Support To UNICEF’s Emergency Response To Floods In Laos
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) granted to UNICEF the sum of US$100,000 to provide support for the emergency response to the floods in the Lao PDR with a focus on access to clean drinking water for people in the camps and child protection on July 31, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Cluster Munitions – A Challenge To Development
Exactly eight years ago on this day, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, a historic treaty that obliged countries to refrain from developing, using, stockpiling or assisting other nations in using cluster munitions, entered into force after being ratified by 30 nations.
— Lao News Agency

Govt approves compensation policy for dam burst victims
Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday to discuss measures to assist the victims of the devastating flood, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone said the disaster was not caused by natural events so the compensation package should be more than was usually awarded.
— Vientiane Times

French Humanitarian Support To Flood Affected People In Attapeu
The President of France, Mr Emmanuel Macron, presented his most sincere condolences to the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, and to the families and relatives of the victims of the disaster that occurred on the Xepien-Xenamnoy dam on Jul 23, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Thailand prepares for evacuation as Mekong levels rise
The Thai government has instructed the governors of all northern provinces to prepare to evacuate residents as water levels in the Mekong River continue to rise.
— The Straits Times

Many people still missing as floods recede
In southern Laos, flood water has receded in many areas more than a week after a hydropower dam collapsed, revealing the full extent of the devastation. Tung Ngo tells us what the situation is like at ground zero.
— Channel NewsAsia

Flood victims to have temporary housing within two months
Temporary housing will be built, with completion slated within two months, to accommodate people left homeless after widespread flooding in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, authorities in charge have said.
— Vientiane Times

Fears of UXO threat to Attapeu flood victim
Experts in the field have warned about the additional grave danger of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district in the wake of last week’s fatal flooding.
— Vientiane Times

Shelter, clean food and hygienic toilets are priorities: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told local authorities to focus on providing temporary shelters, food, health services and toilets, which he said were priorities for people made homeless after the flood in Sanamxay district.
— 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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