Lao morning news for August 23

Lao morning news for August 23

Lao PDR morning newsWidespread flooding leaves 46 dead, 97 missing in Laos: report
Flooding caused by recent storms in Laos has killed at least 46 people while 97 others are missing and four people were injured, according to the latest report from the National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee.
— Xinhuanet

Flood recovery dominates Govt meeting
Nine pressing issues were tabled at the government’s monthly meeting yesterday, highlighting the government’s recovery response and relief efforts in flooded areas around the country.
— Vientiane Times

BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/8
Mekong Enterprise Fund II, a unit of Mekong Capital, has completely divested from Asia Chemicals Corporation (ACC) and taken in US$8.9 million, a 2.6-fold increase over its initial investment, after a seven-year holding period.
— VietnamNet

Flood victims prepare to move from tents, shelters
Authorities are speeding up efforts to relocate flood victims from tents and shelters into more liveable temporary housing in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

2018 Autumn Book Festival gets underway
On the occasion, the organising board will call on visitors to donate old books to children in Ta Gia Khau commune of Muong Khuong district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.
— Nhan Dan

Committee calls for enhanced flood and drought risk management
Building the capacity of stakeholders will be a long job for the Flood and Drought Risk and Mitigation (FDM) project in permanently improving the effective use of resources.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Government’s Compensation For Villagers Affected by Dam Disaster ‘Inappropriate’
The Lao government’s offer of nearly U.S. $200 to the families of the 40 Laotians confirmed to have perished in flooding caused by a dam collapse in the southwestern part of the country last month is not sufficient, a retired health official said.
— Radio Free Asia

Lao Front rallies Xayaboury support for national development
A delegation from the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) recently visited Xayaboury province to promote its role, which contributes to the national socio-economic development plan.
— Vientiane Times

PPI investments in IDA countries hits $7.9 billion
Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Cambodia accounted for 60 per cent of the 2017 IDA investments, compared to no investments in these countries for the preceding two years. For Myanmar and Cambodia, this was only the second and third time, respectively, in the last 10 years that either country received any investments.
— TradeArabia

Military return to Attapeu command centre after floodwaters recede
Army personnel yesterday returned to the site of their command centre in Mai village as they prepare to resume their search and rescue mission, after being forced out of the centre on August 15 when floodwaters rose.
— 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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