Lao morning news for August 31

Lao morning news for August 31
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Lao PDR morning newsFlooding Kills at Least Six People in Laos’ Luang Prabang Province
Flooding from heavy rainfall has killed at least six people in northern Laos’ Luang Prabang province since the weekend, an official from the provincial Labor and Social Welfare Department said Thursday, as the Southeast Asian is battered by seasonal monsoons.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos’ power import falls slightly in six months
The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) said the country’s electricity imports from Thailand, China and Vietnam fell by 2 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2018.
— Vietnam Plus

Worries about food supplies after the floods
Natural disasters pose a threat to people in many parts of Laos and authorities are scrambling to carry our relief and repair operations in provinces that have been affected by floods.
— Vientiane Times

Running for a good cause
Luang Prabang’s 6th Annual Half-Marathon that follows a scenic course through the World Heritage town is set for 21 October with organisers promising record registration of around 1,600 runners.
— TTR Weekly

Thai Nguyen promotes homestay programme for Lao students
More than 400 Lao students have taken part in a homestay programme in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, found to be successful in helping to nurture the Vietnam-Laos friendship.
— Vietnam Plus

Ministry offers scholarships to flood-affected orphans
About 350 orphans and children who lost their father or mother during the floods in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province will be eligible for scholarships under the education policy for flood victims.
— Vientiane Times

Int’l WeloveU Foundation Aids Victims in Attapeu
Over 70 volunteers of the International WeloveU Foundation conducted charity activities in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province in the aftermath of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam collapse.
— Lao News Agency

Regional Consultation on Census Metrology Held In Vientiane
Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Statistics Korea hosted a regional consultation on census metrology aimed at strengthening the capacity of countries that have recently conducted or plan to conduct a traditional population and housing census in the 2020 census round.
— Lao News Agency

Laos calls for joint effort to overcome East Asia challenges
The development gap among countries remains one of the main challenges to integration and growth within the region, according to Laos, and a joint effort is needed to overcome it.
— Vientiane Times

Cheque presentation ceremony for the relief effort of flood disaster caused by collapsed dam in Attepeu province, Lao PDR
A cheque presentation ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya on 30 August 2018.
— ReliefWeb

Photo exhibition on Vietnam-Laos relations opens in Dak Lak
NDO – The Dak Lak provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinated with the provincial museum to open two exhibitions on the Vietnam – Lao traditional friendship at the Dak Lak provincial Museum on August 30.
— Nhan Dan Online

Road 13 North hit by landslides
Motorists travelling to the northern provinces are being advised to be alert for landslides along mountainous routes, especially Road No.13 North which has been blocked in places.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Youngsters Gear Up For Football For Friendship Programme In Russia
Thavisinh Phichit and Physithxay Vongkhamsy, the selected 12-year-old ambassadors from Laos will be on their way to Russia on June 8th to participate in the 6th Gazprom Football for Friendship International Programme.
— Lao News Agency

Big crowd expected for Laos-Muangthong United FC friendly
Around 20,000 local and Thai spectators are expected to attend tonight’s friendly between the Lao national team and Muangthong United FC at the National Football Stadium in Xaythany district, Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Remarks By Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung On the Occasion of the 73 rd National Day of the Occasion of the 73rd the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (2 September 1945 – 2 September 2018)
On the occasion of the 73rd National Day of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (2 September 1945 – 2 September 2018), on behalf of the Party, the State and the people of Viet Nam, I would like to express our warmest greetings and deepest affection to our comrades and brothers – the Party and State leaders and people of Laos.
— Lao News Agency


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