Lao morning news for August 9

Lao morning news for August 9
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Lao PDR morning newsItalian Development Cooperation Donates EUR 80,000 For Flood Victims In Attapeu
Italian Development Cooperation has donated EUR 80,000 through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help flood victims in Attapeu Province, Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Laos: 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.
— Asia News Network

Laos’ govt 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.
— The Nation

Lao dam review ‘right decision’
ENVIRONMENTAL and communal rights activists praised the Lao government for its decision to examine the safety standards at all planned hydropower dams and reconsider its “impactful” strategy of generating electricity for export and becoming the Battery of Asia.
— The Nation

Xamneua airport 40 percent complete
A new airport under construction in Xamneua district, Huaphan province, is now 40 percent complete, with the contractor now focussing on the main building work.
— Vientiane Times

Swiss Confederation’s National Day Marked In Vientiane
Swiss Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Ivo Sieber hosted a reception party to mark the 727th anniversary of the Swiss National Day (1st August) in Vientiane Capital on Aug 7, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Construction of temporary houses underway in Attapeu
Authorities in charge are speeding up the construction of temporary houses to accommodate those made homeless by the flood that raged through here on July 23.
— Vientiane Times

Mud Hampers Search Operations in Laos Dam Collapse
In Laos, more than 100 people are still missing after a hydro-electric dam, collapsed last month in a southern province, flooding nearby villages. Military personnel in the country are struggling with vast areas of mud as they search for the missing.
— NHK World

State Inspection Chair Appointed To Head Xepian-Xe Nam Noy Investigation
Government monthly meeting for August reached a resolution yesterday appointing Mr Bounthong Chitmany, current President of State Inspection Authority to head the investigation into the collapse of Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam in Sanamxay, Attapeu Province.
— Lao News Agency

Border security vital to protect sovereignty, build trust with neighbours: Govt
The government views border issues as vitally important in the protection of Laos’ independence, sovereignty and entire territory, while also building mutual trust with neighbouring countries.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Suspends New Dam Projects Following Catastrophe
The Laos government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower facility late last month.


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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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