Lao morning news for August 21

Lao morning news for August 21
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Lao PDR morning news#SafeBirthEvenHere: UNFPA’s humanitarian response in flood-stricken Lao PDR
In flood-hit southern Lao PDR this World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA and partners are intensifying relief efforts for affected populations, including women and girls, as the misery continues almost a month after disaster struck, including the collapse of a dam and the devastation that calamity triggered for tens of thousands of civilians in the area.
— ReliefWeb

8th China Int’l Alcoholic Beverage Expo to Open Next Month
The 8th China (Guizhou) Int’l Alcoholic Beverage Expo will be held on 9 to 12 September at Guiyang International Conference and Exhubition Center in Guizhou province, southwest of China.
— Lao News Agency

SK Group donates US$10 million for Attapeu flood relief
The SK Group has donated US$10 million (about KRW 11.2 billion) to the Lao government as a contribution to the relief fund for the flood recovery effort in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Malaysian NGOs Donate Relief Aid For Flood Victims In Attapeu
Malaysia’s Non-Government Organisations have provided as relief aid for the victims of the collapse of one of the five saddle dams of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Attapeu province.
— Lao News Agency

Indonesia and Laos Call for Prayer and Support After Consecutive Disasters
Earthquakes in Indonesia and a flash-flood in Laos prompt Adventist response.
— AdventistReview

Motorists advised to avoid damaged roads
Motorists travelling to Phongsaly province are advised to avoid sections of national roads 1A, 2E and 1B, which have been severely damaged and are blocked by landslides in places.
— Vientiane Times

Laos dam collapse: 6000 relying on relief supplies
Last month – on 23 July – a hydro-electric dam under construction in a remote part of southeast Laos gave way after torrential monsoon rain.
— RadioNewZealand

Weathermen issue alert for Mekong flooding
People living alongside the Mekong River are warned to be extra vigilant over possible flooding this week, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Global Futures Commodities Exchange Launched
The Lao Global Futures Commodities Exchange Company, an online trading company, was launched in Vientiane Capital on August 17 in the presence of former Deputy Prime Minister, Somsavat Lengsavad, Vientiane Vice Mayor Keophilavanh Aphaylath and Director of Lao Global Futures Commodities Exchange Company Yong Hai.
— Lao News Agency

President inspects progress of temporary housing in Attapeu
Buildings under construction in Hadyao village, Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, to house people made homeless by the floods, are expected to be complete within the next 20 days.
— Vientiane Times

Authorities 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


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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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