Lao morning news for August 6

Lao morning news for August 6

Lao PDR morning newsSoutheast Asia ministers pledge continuing education reform
Laos and other members of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization for Community Education Development (SEAMEO CED) have vowed ongoing cooperation to enhance the upgrade of regional community education.
— Inquirer.Net

Authorities told to rebuild livelihoods of flood-stricken villagers
Rebuilding the livelihoods of flood-affected villagers, particularly evacuated families, should be a top priority, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told Khammuan and Savannakhet provincial authorities last week.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Has Not Restricted Foreign Media in Attapeu
A little more than a week has passed since the collapse of Saddle Dam D at the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy Dam on July 23, and rescuers continue to search for victims of the disaster, while aid has flooded in both domestically and from abroad.
— The Laotian Times

Mekong-Ganga countries agree on areas of cooperation
Human resource development, tourism, and agriculture have been approved as main sectors of cooperation among the countries in the Mekong Basin and India.
— Vientiane Times

PM Visits Flood Victims In Khammuan
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on 2 Aug visited flood victim shelters in Yommalath district, Khammuan Province where he presented relief items and financial aid of 300 million kip to the provincial authorities for onward presenting to families affected by flooding events in the province.
— Lao News Agency

Lao dam failure creates hydroelectric woes
Hundreds still remain unaccounted for in the thick mud and flood waters of Attapeu and Champasak, two provinces in southern Lao PDR where the failure of an auxiliary dam sent a torrent of water gushing down on 13 villages downstream.
— The Asean Post

Start of school year may be postponed in flooded areas: officials
Some 13 schools and 55 teachers have been affected by the disastrous dam failure which unleashed a torrent of water and ravaged Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district on July 23.
— Vientiane Times

Prime Minister Visits Flooded Xayboury District
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Aug 2 visited people affected by flooding events in Xaboury district, Savannakhet Province.
— Lao News Agency

Committee announces cash donation for flood victims
The National Ad Hoc Committee says the government will give 500,000 kip to each family affected by the flood in Attapeu as emergency assistance in keeping with people’s needs.
— 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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