Lao morning news for August 8

Lao morning news for August 8
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt to inspect all dam standards, shelve new hydro projects
The government has announced it will examine the safety standards applied to the construction of hydropower dams across the country following the deadly disaster caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Lao ministry, WHO warn of health dangers of floodwaters
As water levels continue to rise in many parts of the country, the Lao Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging people to avoid wading through floodwaters.
— Xinhuanet

Laos Shelves New Hydropower Projects Pending Policy, Safety Reviews
Laos has suspended consideration of new hydropower projects in the country pending reviews of development policy after the breach of a dam last month left at least 34 dead with 100 still missing, Lao sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

Baby survives two weeks in wreckage of abandoned house after Laos dam collapse
A starving baby was rescued from an abandoned building more than a week after the Laos dam tragedy left at least 31 dead.
— MetroNews

Minister outlines four main areas of assistance for Attapeu
The government has said it will immediately focus on four main areas of assistance for people affected by the flood caused by the dam failure in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district.
— Vientiane Times

100 Trained On Agro Processing
Held at the training centre of the Lao Front for National Development in Vientiane, the workshop was opened on Jul 17 and closed on Aug 6.
— Lao News Agency

Volunteers needed to sort clothing donated for Attapeu
About 300 people a day are needed in Vientiane to sort through clothing and other items donated by the public for distribution to people left homeless by the flooding in Attapeu.
— Vientiane Times

Guizhou Is Leading The Way As Example Of Poverty Alleviation Through Tourism
If you build it, they will come. The phrase could not be more apt than for the city of Liupanshui in Guizhou province, which through building a mammoth, interconnected tourism industry is lifting itself out of position as the poorest province in China.
— Lao News Agency

Disasters claim 108 lives, cause 466 trillion kip losses in eight years
Various disasters have claimed 108 lives and caused more than 466 trillion kip in infrastructure losses and property damage across the country from 2010 to date, a new report has revealed.
— Vientiane Times

Environment project spreads forest preservation message
The Human Resources Development for Protected Area and Wildlife Management Project has been successful in studying these areas and monitoring the wildlife they contain.
— Vientiane 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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