Lao morning news for September 23

Lao morning news for September 23
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China Donates US$100,000 For Relief Efforts In Flood-hit Provinces
The Chinese government has donated US$ 100,000 to support relief and recovery efforts in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Xekong, Attapeu and Champassak which have been severely flooded.

Nearly 80 pct of China-Laos railway construction completed
Nearly 80 percent of the construction of the China-Laos railway has been completed, said Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Saturday.
— Xinhua

More than 580,000 people affected, at least 28 dead from floods in southern Laos
More than 580,000 people have been impacted and at least 28 have died in floods caused by heavy rains over the past two weeks in Laos’s southern provinces.
— Asia News

Dangerous dams: Laos and the curse of hydroelectric gold
On July 23, 2018, when a dam collapsed on the Mekong River in Laos, around 500 million tons of muddy water flooded seven villages in the Attapeu province, causing substantial damage.
— France 24

Investment permit process shortened in Lao province
Authorities in Laos’ Savannakhet province have streamlined procedures that significantly shorten the time required to get a permit to start a business.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lao, Thai media exchange views on further cooperation
The four-day call by the delegation was part of the ‘Lao media visit Thailand’ project, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and implemented by the Royal Thai Embassy to Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

UNDP Launches Accelerator Lab
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Lao PDR has launched Accelerator Lab with a global network of 60 labs serving 78 countries.

Int’l experts note Lao enthusiasm for Hin Nam No promotion, safeguards
The observation was highlighted at a meeting of the technical taskforce held in Vientiane on Monday to review recent progress made in the nomination of the natural site in Laos as a World Heritage site.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

UK Minister Heather Wheeler visits Laos
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mrs Heather Wheeler MP, visited Laos this week as part of a four-day tour through Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

New association to promote cassava business in Laos
The official launch ceremony of the new association took place yesterday in Vientiane in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Bounkhuang Khambounheuang.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Traditional banana leaf – the real mak kuay of Lao cuisine
Today many businesses are serving up ready to go food for our convenience, especially in the major cities, but this is helping to kill off our local traditions.
— ANN/Vientiane Times



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Sign Languages, September 23


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