Lao morning news for August 22

Lao morning news for August 22
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Lao PDR morning newsSpecial Report: Cities in Cambodia and Laos
We look into how Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, and Vientiane are ensuring clean water, overhauling public transport, and conserving their most beloved attractions.

Laos and Myanmar agree 12th map of border
Laos and Myanmar have approved the 12th map of the border between the two countries, which they will use as an annex to the agreement on a permanent borderline dated June 11, 1994, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Wood makes way for steel as Sanamxay bridges upgraded after flood
All timber bridges connecting flooded Sanamxay district to Samakhixay district in Attapeu province are being replaced by steel structures.
— Vientiane Times

Monument at La Crosse Veterans Freedom Park would honor Hmong-Lao veterans
A statue planned for Veterans Freedom Park would honor the sacrifices of Lor and Vue, now residents of La Crosse, as well as the service of thousands of other Hmong-Lao soldiers who fought side by side with Americans.
— LaCrosse Tribune

Mekong falling but locals remain on high alert
Although the level of the Mekong decreased a little yesterday people living alongside the river in Vientiane and other low-lying areas across the country must be on their guard as more rain is forecast in the coming days.
— Vientiane Times

“Digital transformation or lose?” is a key message raised during the second-day of the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and Thailand (CLMVT) Forum 2018, held in Bangkok from August 16 to 17.
— VietnamNet

Latest report: Widespread flooding leaves devastation in its wake
Flooding caused by recent storms has killed at least 46 people while 97 other people are missing and four people were injured, according to the latest report from the National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee.
— Vientiane Times

Social News 21/8
Localities, the army and agencies are making asserted efforts to help people in flood-hit areas to overcome the consequences of floods.
— VietnamNet

Lao, Chinese doctors provide free cataract surgery
Lao and Chinese ophthalmologists are providing free cataract surgery in Vientiane from August 20-25 to help poor people regain their eyesight.
— Vientiane Times

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

Army resumes search for missing flood victims
Military personnel have been surveying routes to flooded areas since Monday hoping to bring in more vehicles and equipment to assist in the search for people still missing after the flash flood on July 23.
— Vientiane Times

Graft is alive and well on Asia’s ‘badland’ borders
Crossing through the border gate of Voeung Kam, the only land border between Laos and Cambodia, can involve some unexpected costs.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

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


Feature photo John Pavelka


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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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