Lao morning news for October 23

Lao morning news for October 23
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt presses for progress in dam collapse enquiry
The government cabinet has told an ad hoc committee to remain focussed and to make progress in determining the root cause of the collapse of a dam in southern Laos in July which left dozens of people dead.
— Vientiane Times

Bank builds home for silk weavers in Laos
SOUNDS of suppressed laughter are audible in a small farm called Mulberries in Xiangkhoung, Laos, where a group of women huddle over a boiling cauldron of natural dye.
— The Star Online

Managing El Niño And La Niña In Lao Agriculture
Since 1966, over 70 percent of drought or flood disasters in Lao PDR have occurred during El Niño and La Niña years, with major impacts on the Lao agricultural sector and the overall economy, according to World Bank reported in Vientiane Capital on Oct 19, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Laos’ textile traditions being kept alive at Luang Prabang crafts centre – and it’s empowering women along the way
Like many Lao women, Zuzong was taught batik – a fabric dyeing technique using wax – by her mother.
— South China Morning Post

Laos receives FAO Model Farmers Award
Laos was one of five countries in the Asia-Pacific region to receive a 2018 FAO Model Farmers Award, with the awards ceremony held at the FAO regional office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok on October 19.
— Vientiane Times

Guam Women’s Rugby Sevens Team places 3rd at the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy tournament in Brunei
As a result of pool play, three teams were tied on points with Malaysia taking top spot in Pool A with the best points difference followed by Guam and Lao.
— Pacific News Center

Homeless flood victims to have 500 modular houses
Dam construction companies have ordered 450 modular housing units, worth over 29 billion kip, from overseas to accommodate families who still have nowhere to live after they lost their homes in the flood that hit Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, in July.
— Vientiane Times

Bollore Logistics’ Laos and India team partner to complete Laos hydro power plant project
Bollore Logistics Laos recently partnered with Bollore Logistics India to handle the transportation and delivery of all electro-mechanical plant and equipment of Andritz Compact Hydro to be used on site at the Houay Kapheu Hydro Power Plant. The operations were completed in mid-September of 2018.
— Stat Times

Workshop nurturing management of environment, protected areas
Government officials from the capital and northern provinces are meeting in Thalath village, Keo-Oudom district, Vientiane province to discuss management of the nation’s protected areas, aquatic animals and other wildlife.
— Vientiane Times

Simple, Natural, Innovative As BambooLao Straws Slurp Up Tourism Award
Luang Prabang’s very own BambooLao has captured the top prize and a US$10,000 Innovation Grant in the 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) challenge, which is described as “an elite travel startup competition, supported by the Australian Government and Asian Development Bank, (including) Asia’s most prominent travel-specialized venture capitalists among its advisors.
— The Laotian Times

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration
In his remarks, Dr. Samaychnah Boupha Deputy Minister and Chief Statistician, Ministry of Planning and Investment Lao PDR added that Lao’s statistical legislation enables the Lao National Statistics Bureau to take full advantage of new, innovative and frontier technologies.
— Business Ghana

Buddhist Lent, Boat Racing Festivities as Vientiane’s Riverside Roads Close
Vientiane’s Mekong Riverside Don Chanh & Fa Ngum roads are closed temporarily from 22-27 October to mark the end of Buddhist Lent and the annual Boat Racing Festival.
— The Laotian Times

WOW Hosts A Gala Dinner To Raise Funds For School Building
The WOW, the first bilingual Lao-Thai magazine, has organized a gala dinner to raise funds for building a school for disadvantaged students in Xayaboury Province Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Changing The World One Choice At A Time
Chansamai was one of the over 150 young people who joined the United Nations Day 2018 celebrations at the Lao Youth Union premises for an event entitled “My Choice – Our Future”.
— Lao News Agency


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, October 27.

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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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