Lao morning news for August 17

Lao morning news for August 17
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Lao PDR morning newsLAO draft laws heading to cabinet
Six local administrative organisation (LAO) draft laws are likely to be submitted to the cabinet for consideration later this month, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam says.
— Bangkok Post

Developers Press Ahead With Dams, Despite Lao Order to Halt New Hydropower Projects
Developers of two proposed hydropower projects in Laos are pressing ahead with plans to build the mega-dams on the Mekong River, despite a recent order by the government to halt new dam investments following a deadly breach in July that killed 35 people and displaced thousands.
— Radio Free Asia

Sponsors build momentum for Governor’s Tourism Cup golf tournament
The 3rd Annual Governor’s Tourism Cup Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the scenic Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort – East Course with a tee time set at 7:30 a.m. and is hosted by the Office of the Governor and the Marianas Visitors Authority.
— Marianas Variety

Homeless families could suffer a second round of flooding
About 1,000 people now camping in the two-storey Sanamxay upper secondary school after they were made homeless by the devastating flood last month may have to move to new shelters if the current heavy rains cause further flooding.
— Vientiane Times

HarborPark Jazz and Blues Festival returns to Kenosha lakefront
The Lao Tizer Band and Wayne Baker Brooks will headline this year’s HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival.
— Kenosha News

Thai Airways Donates Relief Items For Flood Victims
Thai Airways on Wednesday donated two tonnes of relief items for flood victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province.
— Lao News Agency

Pioneering Buddhist chef Seng Luangrath wants you to know “Lao food is good food”
Shortly after Lao-American chef Seng Luangrath opened a Thai restaurant, she found herself asking, “Why am I not serving Lao food?” Now, she’s on a mission to popularize the cuisine of her native country.
— Lions Roar

Laos dam collapse: survivors tell devastating tales as blame shifts to government’s aggressive growth model
On July 23, floodwaters from a failed dam swallowed entire villages, killing 39 people and displacing thousands
— South China Morning Post

Reflooding Hampers Rescue Efforts In Attapeu’s Sanamxay
Heavy rains over the past couple days have hampered efforts to rescue and aid flood victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province.
— Lao News Agency

New provincial Party chiefs, governors take up office
The new Party chief and acting governor of Bokeo province has assumed office to lead the Party Committee and local administration of the northern province in pursuit of greater achievements in the development process.
— Vientiane Times

Namha ASEAN Heritage Park Promotes Bamboo VCD Along Buffer Zone
Bamboo is an important non-timber forest product (NTFP) in the context of the livelihood of the poor in the Lao PDR
— Lao News Agency

Thai King thanks Laos for assisting in rescue of trapped boys
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun of Thailand recently sent a letter to President Bounnhang Vorachit to thank the Lao people for their participation in the rescue effort to retrieve 13 young footballers from the cave they were trapped in.
— The Nation

Vietnamese gets life sentence for transporting drugs from Laos to Vietnam
A Vietnamese court on Thursday sentenced a local 43-year-old man life behind bars for transporting 8,000 pills of synthetic drug from Laos to Vietnam.
— GlobalTimes


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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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