Lao morning news for July 12

Lao morning news for July 12
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Lao PDR morning newsPNPC Dam Collapse Survivors Reluctantly Accept Lowball Compensation Offers
Nearly one year after the collapse of a saddle dam that caused a disaster described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades, struggling survivors are reluctantly accepting compensation for about 50 percent of their total property losses.

Champassak hospital appeals for more beds amid dengue outbreak
Champassak provincial hospital is appealing to the public to donate beds for use by patients suffering from dengue fever.
— Vientiane Times

Maternal death rate declines, but remains high for region
The maternal mortality rate has decreased five-fold in Laos, and the number of midwives has risen to over 2,500 in the past 25 years, senior officials said yesterday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New Phongsaly secondary school set for completion by year’s end
Phongsaly authorities expect that the two buildings comprising a new secondary school in Bounneua village, Bounneua district, will be finished by the end of this year, as construction is now 85 percent complete.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry, private sector team up to bolster science education
The Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Digital Technology and VF Learning Centre Sole Co., Ltd. will conduct a feasibility study on developing and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through robotics.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

BioTrade project expands market access for Lao produce
Representatives of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation to Laos gathered with government officials in Vientiane yesterday to review results and make plans under the Regional BioTrade Project (RBT) to develop local agricultural products.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

US helps Laos expand agriculture networks
The United States has agreed to expand support for Laos through the Creating Linkages for Expanded Agriculture Network (CLEAN) project, which is helping improve the quality of farmers’ products and expand exports.
— Vientiane Times

Empty pockets in Lao
The ASEAN Post recently published an article entitled “Empty bellies in Lao” which highlighted the serious and persisting issue of malnutrition among Laotian children.
— The Asean Post

Trainers get lessons in tourism management, hospitality
The government, Temasek Foundation (TF) – ITE Education Services (ITEES) urban management tourism and hospitality/specialists programme has been strengthening the management skills of Lao personnel in this field.
— Vientiane Times

World Population Day Celebrated, Tremendous Progress Recognised
Maternal Deaths dropped more than five times, now there are almost 2,500 midwives and most of them are deployed in rural and hard-to-reach areas of Laos – tremendous progress we have seen since the 1st International Conference on Population and Development.

Vientiane police detain, reeducate 34 street racers
Vientiane police reported on Tuesday that 34 young street racers had been reeducated after endangering other road users and disturbing local residents by recklessly speeding on motorcycles through the capital at night. .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

YSEALI Seeds: Sports for Development Rugby & Life Skills in Laos and Vietnam
oung people in disadvantaged areas of Laos and Vietnam face many barriers to opportunity, including limited access to education and chances to play.
— Tumblr

Language Stories: Teaching English in Laos
Laos may not be a country you think about very often. But in Laos, English is an important language to learn.
— Lindsay Does Languages


Feature photo WWF

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asean’s endangered species, here, the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis).


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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