Lao morning news for July 31

Lao morning news for July 31

Lao PDR morning newsLaos seeks donations, medical supplies
The consulate-general of Laos in Khon Kaen appealed Monday for donations of medical supplies, camp beds, kitchen utensils and condiments for flood victims who are suffering in the wake of the collapsed Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam on July 23.
— Bangkok Post

Officials still looking for the missing after Laos dam collapse
Officials in Attapeu Province of Laos continue to look for missing individuals after Xepian-Xe Namnoy Dam collapsed causing a surge of floodwaters.

Water discharged from Lao dams pushes up water level in Mekong
The Nam Ngum 5 Company which operates the dam on Sunday notified Lao authorities in Phu Khun and Phu Khud townships to warn their people living downstream of the dam of the company’s decision to release more water out of the dam starting on Monday so there will be more room to store water from the monsoon rains during the rainy season.
— The PBS

Cambodia Extends Humanitarian Assistance To Laos
Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Ouch Borith presented US$ 100,000 to Lao Ambassador to Cambodia Prasith Sayasith as relief aid from the government of Cambodia for the victims of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam disaster in Attapeu, Laos on Jul 30 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
— Lao News Agency

Teams join painstaking search for Sanamxay’s missing folk
Additional rescuers from abroad have been deployed to expedite the search for 120 people that remain missing after a saddle dam collapsed, flooding villages in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province on July 23, the committee in charge has announced.
— Vientiane Times

More Thai rescuers in Attapeu to help find missing villagers
More Thai rescue teams have arrived in Laos to help with the efforts to search for 120 people still missing in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province after the partial collapse of the Xe-PianXe-Namnoy hydropower last week triggered a devastating flood.
— Thai PBS

U.S. Ambassador Announces Support For Emergency Relief In Attapeu
U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter announced the deployment of a Disaster Assistance Relief Team (DART) and the immediate release of $100,000 for emergency relief in Attapeu Province and nearby flood-affected areas in southern Laos on Friday, July 27.
— Lao News Agency

Landslide risk a reality as rainy skies, downpours persist
Roads at multiple locations across the country have been cut by landslides and may not be used for travel until repairs, authorities have warned.
— Vientiane Times

Government Will Investigate Xepian-Xe Nam Noy Case In The Most Transparent Manner; PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reiterated the government will establish a team to investigate Xepian-Xe Nam Noy tragedy which has cause gogious loss to people’s lives and property in Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province.
— Lao News Agency

Assist flood relief, youth union instructed
Authorities have called for more youth volunteers to assist the distribution of relief supplies to victims affected by the deadly flooding in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese Medical Team Starts Epidemic Containment in Southern Laos after Dam Collapse
A medical contingent from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has began working on epidemic containment in shelters for victims after a dam burst triggered flash flood in southern Attapeu province, the contingent said late Friday.
— FreshNews

River water level rises inundate dwellings down south
Southern parts of the country are contending with increasing levels of water flowing down the Mekong River and its tributaries, flooding villages in Khammuan, Savannakhet and Champassak provinces.
— Vientiane Times

R. Korea Provides Relief Aid For Flood Victims In Southern Laos
The Republic of Korea has provided humanitarian supplies to Laos to help the people affected by flash flooding in Sanamxay, Attapeu province.
— Lao News Agency

‘Once people settle in big cities, they are reluctant to move’: How to entice more migrants into the regions
In the last financial year, 101,255 migrants arrived in Australia and of these, only 6,637 settled in regional Australia, according to the Department of Home Affairs.

Oxfam Responding To Dam Collapse Disaster In Southern Laos
Oxfam is preparing an emergency response after a dam collapse in Sanamxay district, Attapeu, southern Laos caused a major flash flood.
— Lao News Agency


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