Lao morning news for August 7

Lao morning news for August 7

Lao PDR morning newsLaos dam collapse death toll rises to 31, scores still missing
The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said, with scores still missing weeks after the unprecedented disaster that swept entire villages and farmland away.
–Channel NewsAsia

Lao Dam Breach Highlights Fears Over Massive Projects
Non-government organizations and researchers are calling on the Lao Government to ensure transparency in its investigations on Lao populations affected by massive flooding from a breach in a hydropower dam wall that left more than two dozen people dead last month in southern Laos.
— VOA

Nation Multimedia Group hands over Bt2m donated for Lao flood victims
Nation Multimedia Group Executive Director Marut Arthakaivalvatee led company executives yesterday to present more than Bt2 million in donation money to help flood victims in Laos via the Lao Embassy in Bangkok.
— The Nation

Malaysia To Provide USD100,000 As Relief Aid For Flood Victims In Attapeu
The Government of Malaysia will provide US$100,000 as relief aid for people affected by recent flooding in Attapeu, a southern province of Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Employment issues for Thai companies doing business in Laos: Resolving labour disputes
Lao P.D.R. has long been a high-potential destination for companies from Thailand–the second largest foreign investor in Laos behind China.
–Bangkok Post

Lao Foreign Minister Meets With US Counterpart
US Secretary of State Pompeo met on Aug 3 with Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on the margins of the ASEAN-centered ministerials in Singapore.
— Lao News Agency

Mekong countries discuss cooperation with Korea, Japan, US
Countries in the Mekong sub-region and the Republic of Korea have debated ways to improve their cooperation, while the countries in the river basin will improve priorities in cooperation with the United States, and the cooperation framework with Japan.
— Vientiane Times

First Techconnect Laos-Vietnam 2018 To Be Held Next Week
The Ministry of Sciences and Technology of Laos and the Ministry of Sciences and Technology of Vietnam will organise between Aug 9 and 10 the first ever Techconnect Laos-Vietnam 2018, an exhibition to promote technology transfer, and open opportunity for entrepreneurs and research institutes from Laos and Vietnam to exchange information and build network of commercial production promotion and technology transfer.
— Lao News Agency

Mekong countries discuss cooperation with Korea, Japan, US
Countries in the Mekong sub-region and the Republic of Korea have debated ways to improve their cooperation, while the countries in the river basin will improve priorities in cooperation with the United States, and the cooperation framework with Japan.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam arrests 2 Lao drug traffickers
Border forces of Vietnams central Ha Tinh province have detained two Lao men for smuggling 52 cakes of heroin and 25 kg of crystal methamphetamine into Vietnam, local media reported on Monday.
— Xinhuanet

Poverty rate may increase in the wake of flooding
The number of poor families could be revised up this year in the wake of flooding that has ravaged many parts of Laos, claiming many lives and a huge amount of property.
— Vientiane Times

Three injured people die, bringing Sanamxay flood death toll to 34
Three people who were seriously injured when a flash flood hit Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, have died in hospital, bringing the death toll from the disaster to 34 as of August 5.
— 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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