Lao morning news for August 3

Lao morning news for August 3

Lao PDR morning newsProvision of relief services must take place transparently, DPM stresses
The government is racheting up the provision of urgent relief and assistance to people left homeless after the recent flood caused by the failure of an auxiliary dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower plant.
— Vientiane Times

51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting Opens In Singapore
The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM-51) officially opened in Singapore on August 2, with the participation of foreign ministers from the 10 member countries.
— Lao News Agency

Laos, Thailand bolster plans for food, drug quality control
Laos’ Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand yesterday convened the 3rd Meeting of Lao-Thai Cooperation on Food and Drug Control.
— Vientiane Times

Laos dam collapse: Aftermath at ground zero
As flood water recedes in areas hardest hit by the collapse of a dam in southern Laos, Channel NewsAsia’s Tung Ngo travels with rescue workers to previously unreached villages for a first-hand look at the aftermath.
— Lonzada

Laos Closes Down Illegal Wildlife Trade Shops At Don Sao Market In Golden Triangle
The Lao law enforcement officers have shut down illegal wildlife trade in four shops at Don Sao Market in the notorious Golden Triangle, confiscating almost 400 items during surprise raids on July 27, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

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ADB promotes smart agribusiness in Laos
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a large grant to help farmers and agribusinesses in Laos create sustainable and climate-smart agriculture value chains.
— Vientiane Times

2018 Liupanshui Belt and Road & ASEAN Media Tour Closes At Zhongshan Economic Development Zone
The 2018 Liupanshui Belt and Road & ASEAN Media Tour closed on July 29, after a conference at the Zhongshan Economic Development Zone.
— Lao News Agency

Sanamxay flood’s impact immense, official figures still unavailable
The extent of the losses and damage caused by flooding in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, is clearly vast, although a final assessment has not yet been made.
— Vientiane Times

Safe Pregnancy And Childbirth, Hygiene And Dignity: UNFPA’s Humanitarian Response To Lao Dam Collapse Focuses On Special Needs Of Women And Girls
The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has provided the government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic crucial supplies to support the humanitarian response in the wake of last week’s dam collapse in Attapeu Province, with a particular focus on the special needs of women and girls who comprise about half of the affected population.
— Lao News Agency

Laos Has Not Restricted Foreign Media in Attapeu
A little more than a week has passed since the collapse of Saddle Dam D at the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy Dam on July 23, and rescuers continue to search for victims of the disaster, while aid has flooded in both domestically and from abroad.
— The Laotian Times


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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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