Lao morning news for August 20

Lao morning news for August 20
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Lao PDR morning newsAuthorities redoubling efforts to legalise Lao workers in Thailand
All Lao workers who return home to register with the authorities will need to get work permits and passports from labour officials so they can legally work in Thailand.
— The Nation

China’s Railway Project Running Roughshod Over Laos
Lao officials have told Samkhan Koomsanyalat that she and her family will have to leave their home in Phu Din Daeng village, nestled in a bucolic valley amid limestone cliffs, to make way for the Laos-China railway.
— Chiang Rai Times

Mekong inundates newly built shopping centre
The Mekong River rose rapidly overnight on Saturday and Vientiane residents woke up to see the newly built Nakharath City shopping centre partially submerged.
— Vientiane Times

DAR municipal officers to monitor CLOA holders
MUNICIPAL officers of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Iloilo were told to closely monitor the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) who are recipients of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
— The Daily Guardian

CLMVT Countries Promote Trade and Investment
The forum aims to drive seamless connectivity in all dimensions throughout value chain between the CLMVT countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand).
— Lao News Agency

Floods cause temporary closure of tourist sites
An official with the Attapeu provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Ms Bounthong Bouphasavanh, told Vientiane Times on Friday that Xepha and Xeponglay waterfalls in Sanamxay district were currently inaccessible.
— Vientiane Times

Japan’s Government Supports Maternal And Child Health Efforts In Phongsaly
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth 355,775 US dollars to promote the importance of maternal and child health services in Phongsaly Province.
— Lao News Agency

Start of school year postponed for most Sanamxay children
The new school year will be postponed indefinitely for most schoolchildren here as their schools cannot be repaired in time following the devastating flood that inundated the area on July 23.
— Vientiane Times

Lao-Canadian man caught with nearly four kilos of crystal meth
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a Lao-Canadian national with trafficking nearly four kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in the city.
— Khmer Times

Make sure all Sanamxay flood victims get cash handouts: President
The 500,000 kip cash handout promised to each of the families displaced by the flood in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, after a nearby dam burst last month, has not yet been received by all households.
— Vientiane Times

Lao community in Iberia Parish holds fundraiser for disaster relief in motherland
The Lao community in Iberia Parish is fundraising for relief efforts for the people of southern Laos who are recovering from a major flooding disaster.
— Katc.Com

Thousands of Lao Villagers Displaced by Dam Collapse Appeal For Food And Supplies
More than 5,000 Laotians living in temporary camps in Attapeu province following displacement by flooding from a dam collapse last month in neighboring Champassak province have appealed to the Lao government for more food, basic necessities, and cooking utensils, saying that officials have failed to deliver on a pledge to help them.
— ReliefWeb

‘I carry yaba to survive’: Rohingya and Bangladesh’s meth trade
Bangladesh has for years struggled to cope with a surging drug epidemic, at the heart of which is a wildly popular meth pill smuggled into the country from neighbouring Myanmar.
— Aljazeera


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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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