Lao morning news for September 5

Lao morning news for September 5
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Strong storm hits Lao
Water has flooded in many areas of Lao after Podul storm wreaked havoc during the weekend, resulting in 1 death and dealing damage to rice crops.
— Mean Fn

Floodwater inundates houses, farms in many parts of Laos
Several provinces in Laos are suffering in the wake of prolonged downpours, with many houses, smallholdings and farms partially submerged under floodwater.
— Xinhua

S. Korea, Laos to hold summit on business partnerships
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will fly to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on Thursday for talks on ways to promote bilateral cooperation.
— Yonhap News Agency

Provinces suffering after torrential rain causes widespread flooding
Many provinces in central and southern Laos are struggling to cope with floods after days of heavy rain unleashed by a tropical depression, with Saravan province being the hardest hit.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Flash Floods – Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 5 – Appeal n° MDRLA005
The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam on 23 July 2018 as a result of Tropical Storm Son Tinh that had made land fall days earlier, has caused massive flash floods that affected 13,100 people
— Relief Web

Laos, Korea join forces to build village community centre
Rural residents of Vientiane have a new Saemaul Community Centre following the handover of a building in Makhiew village, Pakngum district on Monday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Central bank imposes measures to stabilise kip
The Bank of the Lao PDR has imposed measures to help prevent the further depreciation of the kip against international currencies.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Public service improvement high on Lao gov’t agenda
According to a media release from the government’s Public Relations Department issued at the end of the monthly cabinet meeting on August 19, improvement of public services is targeted for particular attention in the coming months.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Kip weakens against Thai baht, hurts Lao importers
As of September 2, the exchange rate at the Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) showed that one Thai baht was being sold for 291.92 kip, and one Thai baht could be purchased for 289.73 kip.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

California an untapped investment proposition for Laos
In 2018 the value of two-way trade between Laos and the United States was US$157 million, of which US$15 million was the value of US exports to Laos and US$142 million the value of imports from Laos. There is no data on investment between Laos and the US.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: South Korea’s contribution to preservation of Laos’ cultural heritage
This achievement not only strengthens the generous friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples, but also safeguards the common global heritage as well as enhancing tourism promotion at the international level.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

US-funded Programme Launched To Improve Basic Education In Laos
The United States continues its broad support for education and opportunity in Laos. On Aug 30, the U.S. Embassy formally launched a new basic education programme in Laos with the signing of two memorandaof understanding (MOUs) to officially begin a five-year “Learn to Read” programme.

Open Day – Fête de la Rentrée To Be Held On Sep 7
It is open to everyone. Among the many activities on offer, there will be free taster classes in French and also in Lao and English.

Severe Floods Hit Southern Laos, Salavanh in Need of Urgent Assistance
The southern region of Laos been devastated by severe floods after two consecutive tropical storms hit the region.
— The Laotian Times

South Korean President to Visit Laos, Seeks Further Cooperation
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is to visit Laos between September 5 and 6 in a move that would further facilitate the country’s new policy designed to deepen ties with Southeast Asia.
— The Laotian Times

Laos to Develop Gold Mine in Xaysomboun
Laos, home to one of the largest gold mines in the world, is set to see a new gold mine operation commence in Xaysomboun Province, with a feasibility study and exploration already underway.
— The Laotian Times

Thai freight train derails near the Laos border
Trains running between Bangkok and Nong Khai (the north east province on the Laos border near Vientiane), had to be detoured this morning just after 6am after a freight train became derailed near Bua Yai junction station.
— The Thaiger

Tourist sites in Lao capital to offer free Wifi
Lao government is launching a free Wifi system at landmarks in the capital Vientiane under a project supported by the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity.
— Xinhua

Lao Altos Art Club meeting and demonstration
The Los Altos Art club’s monthly meeting features an art demonstration, refreshments and art competition. Members can participate in group exhibitions. Open to all media, Guests are welcome. Meetings are every second Monday of the month, 7pm-9pm



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Literacy Day, September 8.


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).


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