Lao morning news for September 13

Lao morning news for September 13

Lao PDR morning news

Hundreds of southern schools closed after widespread flooding
A large number of students are still waiting to take their classes while local officials speed up efforts to repair affected school buildings and provide new educational materials.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

1st int’l aid shipment arrives to assist Lao flood recovery effort
The first international aid from the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) arrived at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane yesterday for distribution to six central and southern provinces devastated by floods.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Flown-in From Malaysia
Following the request by the National Disaster Management Organisation of the Lao PDR for humanitarian assistance, the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) agreed to render humanitarian assistance to the victims of the twi tropical storms Podul and Kajiki.

VN, Cambodia, Laos enhance drug control co-operation
Cambodia and Laos should work together across their borders to fight the illegal drug trade, said participants at the 18th trilateral/bilateral ministerial meeting on drug control co-operation among the three nations held in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
— Vie Nam News

Laos, Cambodia agree to maintain peace at border
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia yesterday for a two day official visit aiming to discuss a range of cooperation issues with his Cambodian counterpart including the maintenance of peace at the border.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos’s past is its present
In the landlocked nation, credit is in short supply and few have bank accounts. Foreign lenders, development banks, microfinance institutions and fintechs want to solve its woes – it’s just not clear that Laos wants them back.
— Euromoney

Lao-Hmong veterans celebrated Saturday
The annual Lao-Hmong Veterans Memorial celebration will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at City Plaza in Chico.
— Enterprise-Record

Cambodia, Laos, agree to step up border demarcation effort
The leaders of Cambodia and Laos have agreed to step up efforts to complete demarcation of their border, where disputes have led to armed confrontations in recent years.
— City News

Hun Sen Gains Laos’ Support in Preventing Sam Rainsy Return to Cambodia
In a meeting of prime ministers Wednesday, Cambodia’s Hun Sen appeared to eliminate neighboring Laos as a potential route by which self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy could return to Cambodia as he has pledged to do in November.

People urged to learn uprising day history to strengthen future development
Every Lao person should learn the history of the August 23 uprising to enhance the tradition of patriotism and solidarity as the nation moves towards stronger development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Electricity Capacity to Expand With Laos Coal Deal
Cambodia is set to significantly expand its current power capacity in a $5 billion, 30-year deal to tap into coal-fired generators in Laos.

FEATURE: Flood-hit regions need nation’s assistance now
They don’t have enough food, drinking water, kitchen equipment, bedding, and other essentials.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vegetable industry in Laos facing several challenges
A regional vegetable forum, with the theme “Supporting the adoption of interventions by smallholders for sustainable year-round production of safe fresh vegetable”, was hosted by Laos in Vientiane yesterday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Luang Prabang regional workshop promotes rural education
The workshop on education for rural communities, held in Luang Prabang province recently, was aimed at promoting education and learning for building sustainable livelihoods, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal No 4 on “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning”, according to a statement from SEAMEO CED.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Flood Water Level Remains High In Savannakhet
Flood water level remains high in Songkhone, Champhone and Sonnaboury districts in Savannakhet province with a number of people’s houses still inundated.

Agility is key in times of distress
UXO, short for Unexploded Ordnance, is a term well known in Laos. One-third of the munitions that were dropped on the country between 1964 and 1973 failed to detonate on impact, posing a risk even today, many decades later. One village in four is exposed to the risks from UXOs, and some provinces are more affected than others.
— The laotian Times



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