Lao morning news for September 12

Lao morning news for September 12

Lao PDR morning news

Floods lead to increase in prices of rice and pork in southern provinces
The price of rice increased by about 500 kip to 1,000 kip a kg, while the price of pork rose by about 5,000 kip a kg as traders were facing problems in transporting the commodities, according to Champassak province’s Industry and Commerce Department.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Hundreds of southern schools closed after widespread flooding
Many schools in the nation’s south have been closed temporarily following floods caused by Tropical Storm Podul which damaged infrastructure including school buildings.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luxembourg extends support for Lao development projects
The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has agreed to continue funding of more than 11.7 million euros to implement development projects in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

Prime Minister Thongloun to Visit Cambodia, Discuss Border Issue
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will pay a visit to Cambodia tomorrow to try to resolve the issues surrounding the countries’ shared border.
— The Laotian Times

Ministry, World Bank prepare to implement health and nutrition access project
Health officials of Laos and representatives of the World Bank met yesterday to discuss preparations to implement the Health and Nutrition Services Access (HANSA) Project, especially disbursement-linked indicators of the scheme.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Floods Kill At Least 14 in Southern Laos, Hundreds of Thousands Displaced
At least 14 people have died and at least one is missing as floods ravage Laos’ six southern provinces, stretching government relief capacity, authorities and residents said Wednesday.

Kingdom okays 2,400MW power purchase from Laos
A cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided that the government will purchase 2,400MW of electricity from Laos.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cave experts enhance Hin Nam No World Heritage case
Laos is currently preparing documentation to request the listing of Hin Nam No as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Authorities continue to help victims in flood-hit Lao provinces
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng told a press conference in Vientiane yesterday that authorities are continuing to work with police, soldiers, as well as other volunteers to implement emergency aid.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Labour And Social Welfare Minister Urges Relief Aid For Flood Victims
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Khampheng Xaysompheng has urged individuals, organizations and all sectors in the society to extend relief aid to flood victims in central and southern provinces.

Reproductive Health Preparedness In Humanitarian Situations Saves Lives Of Women, Girls
The Ministry of Health with support from the United Nations Population Fund in the Lao PDR organised a four-intensive-day workshop to build capacity of healthcare professionals on the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in emergency situations and how to implement MISP in the early phase of emergency.

Lao Fashion Week 2019 Kicks Off
A Night Party to kick off Lao Fashion Week 2019 and celebrate the 6TH anniversary of the sparkling event attracted a crowd of people involved in the fashion industry.

Nam Ngiep 1 Project Launches Commercial Generation For Export To Thailand
After approximately five years in the making, the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (Project) in Borikhamxay province started generating electricity for export to Thailand early this month. It becomes another Independent Power Producer fully in operation in Laos.

S Korea’s KT Launches Epidemic Prevention App in Laos
The app, dubbed the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP), will allow users to check nearby contagions and their symptoms, and how to avoid contracting them, the company said in a statement on September 10.
— The Laotian Times

Situation Update: No. 3 – Tropical Storm Podul and Tropical Depression Kajiki, Lao PDR – Tuesday
the Lao PDR Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR reported potential affected areas in the central and southern part of Lao PDR due to the existence of a Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Storm PODUL, and Tropical Depression KAJIKI.
— Relief Web



Feature photo Luxembourg Embassy in Laos 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Democracy, September 15.


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