Lao morning news for July 25

Lao morning news for July 25
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Lao PDR morning newsHundreds missing in Laos after collapse of dam under construction
Hundreds of people in southern Laos are missing and many are feared dead a day after a hydropower dam under construction broke, killing several as it swept away homes in flash flooding, state media reported on Tuesday.
— Reuters

Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again
It is possible the rain from tropical storm then depression Son-Tinh contributed to the collapse of a hydroelectric dam in Attapeu province, Laos.
— Aljazeera

Dam collapse dents Laos’ “battery of Asia” ambitions
The collapse of a hydropower dam under construction by a South Korean company in southeastern Laos in the evening of July 23 is a big setback for the secretive country’s vision to become the main supplier of electricity for Southeast Asia through the construction and operation of a series of hydropower facilities along the country’s many rivers.
— Investine

Govt discusses Lao Red Cross law contents
Government officials met in the capital yesterday to learn about the Law on Lao Red Cross with the aim to give participants more understanding about the regulation.
— Vientiane Times

Two dead, more missing as PM flies to flooded south
At least two people are confirmed dead as of 4:30 pm yesterday and a number of villagers are still missing in Laos’ southern Attapeu province after one of the dams at Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower was crested causing flash flooding, a senior provincial official has said.
— Vientiane Times

PM Suspens Monthly Meeting, Leads Ministers To Flooded Sanamxay
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has suspended the planned monthly meeting of the government for August and led his cabinet members and other senior officials to Sanamxay to monitor rescue and relief efforts being made for flood victims.
— Lao News Agency

Cabinet Oks 6th Thai-Lao friendship bridge
Mr Natthaporn Jatusripitak, spokesman of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, said that the bridge project which is now in the studying and designing stage would promote border trade between Thailand and Laos.
— Thai PBS

Saravan-Ubon Mekong bridge plan has Laos, Thailand talking
The bridge is set to be the sixth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge and will not only connect southern Laos to Thailand but help link the land-locked nation with the rest of the region.
— Vientiane times

Attapeu Asks For Relief Aid For Flood Victims
The dam collapsed at 20.00 hours on Monday, Jul 23 releasing 5 billion cubic metres of waters with several houses in the southern part of Sanamxay swept away, several human lives claimed, and several hundreds of people missing.
— Lao News Agency

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse
Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after the collapse of a hydropower dam under construction in southeast Laos, state media reported Tuesday.
— The Jakarta Post

Malaysia Helps Improve Lao Technical Officials
More than 2,000 Lao officials have benefited from various programmes conducted since 1980 under the Malaysia Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).
— Lao News Agency


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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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