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Disaster-risk management in Laos - Khmer Times

FILE PHOTO: Parents carry their children as they leave their home during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos July 26, 2018.REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

KHMERTIMESKH.COM - 2018-08-17 01:01:08

Laos' Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects Welcomed: Mekong River Commission

An auxiliary dam, part of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy power project in the southern province of Attapeu,collapsed on July 23, killing at least 39 people. More than 90 are still missing.

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-08-16 05:15:50

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Disaster-Risk Management in Laos

In July, Lao PDR experienced significant increases in water levels due to heavy rains from the southwest monsoon. The adverse effects were exacerbated by Tropical Storm Son-Tinh, which blew through several provinces in the south on July 18. The tropical storm damaged one of seven dams in a large hyd

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Laos suspends ambitious dam project after fatal collapse

Ninety people are still missing, and around 6,000 people have been displaced after an auxiliary dam collapsed in the southern province of Attapeu during heavy storms.

NEWCIVILENGINEER.COM - 2018-08-16 00:37:00

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

According to the World Bank, the poverty rate in Lao People’s Democratic Republic fell from 33.5 to 23.2 percent of the population in the previous ten years, lifting 500,000 individuals out of poverty, with the country satisfying the Millennium Development Goal of reducing extreme poverty and enhanc

IPPREVIEW.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Laos decision to halt new dams welcomed by Mekong monitor

Report rights infringementBANGKOK: A decision byLaosto suspend new hydropower investments and review existing projects was applauded by a regional river monitor on Wednesday, after a deadly dam collapse swept away entire villages last month.The SoutheastAsiannation’s ambitious dam-building scheme in

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Mekong River body welcomes Laos' decision to suspend new dam projects

An auxiliary dam, part of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy power project in the southern province of Attapeu, collapsed on July 23, killing at least 39 people. More than 90 are still missing.

REUTERS UK - 2018-08-15 06:15:48

Conway native scours Laotian countryside looking for military personnel missing from the Vietnam War

There are thousands of reasons why Connie Spivey has returned to the country that she and her family fled from during the Vietnam War.They include her husband Duffy, the U.S. Department of Defense and the 1,597 U.S. soldiers still missing from the Vietnam War.Mrs. Spivey, her parents and seven sibli

MYHORRYNEWS.COM - 2018-08-16 20:17:00

Pioneering Buddhist chef Seng Luangrath wants you to know "Lao food is good food" - Lion's Roar

Shortly after Lao-American chef Seng Luangrath opened a Thai restaurant, she found herself asking, “Why am I not serving Lao food?” Now, she’s on a mission to popularize the cuisine of her native country.

LIONSROAR.COM - 2018-08-16 15:33:38

Vietnam Arrests Trans-national Drug Smuggler - UrduPoint

HO CHI MINH CITY, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 15th Aug, 2018 ) :PoliceofVietnam's central highlands Dak Lak province have detained a 38-year-oldwomanfromnorthernBac Kanprovince for transporting heroinfromLaostoVietnam.

URDUPOINT.COM - 2018-08-15 14:01:33

KB Financial donates US$100,000 to flood-hit Laos

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) -- KB Financial Group Inc. said Monday it has donated US$100,000 to Laos to help its ongoing restoration efforts following a recent deadly flood.

MSN.COM

Lao morning news for August 16

Potential upsides emerge from Lao dam disasterThe July 23 Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam collapse that left at least 35 dead, 99 missing and 6,000 homeless in Attapeu province in southern Laos was an unprecedented manmade tragedy and wake-up call for the communist-run nation.— AsiaTimes

AECNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-08-16 01:07:12

Developers Press Ahead With Dams, Despite Lao Order to Halt New Hydropower Projects

A woman watches boats pass the Pak Beng pier on the Mekong River in northwestern Laos’ Oudomxay province, the site of a proposed hydropower dam, in a file photo.AFP

RADIO FREE ASIA - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Thailand scraps new economic zones and plans regional linkups

BANGKOK -- The Thai government is revamping its strategy around special economic zones by linking up with those in its neighboring countries to improve access within the region and as it seeks tariff-free entrance for its goods into the European Union.Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak recent

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW - 2018-08-15 13:50:00

Best thing I ate: Are these deep-fried Lao sausages in Garden Grove worth the adventure?

Spicy, sour, fermented sausage made with pork, chilies and sticky rice is one of the pillars of Lao cuisine (and northern Thai as well). But this place does something that I’ve not seen anyone else do. They deep-fry the sausage.

OCREGISTER - 2018-08-15 11:03:10

CougarShield® Establishes Strategic Partnership In Laos

As one of the World leading manufacturer and distributor of technological coating solutions, CougarShield International aims to use our portfolio of products and unique selling proposition to differentiate our offers, as we seek to develop the most attractive, and profitable partnerships in the worl

PRURGENT.COM

Laos Food - 12 of The Best Laotian Dishes You Need to Eat

Laos food is vibrant, colorful, packed with herbs and chilies, and the combinations of ingredients are guaranteed to thrill your taste-buds.

MIGRATIONOLOGY.COM

New Thai IT firm says it has plans to enter Cambodian market - Khmer Times

BBIX Thailand, a newly formed joint venture between two IT giants, plans to offer its services in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar in the near future, according to a company representative.

KHMERTIMESKH.COM - 2018-08-15 01:01:12

Cross-border

Although China produces, and in fact exports rice, it actually also buys rice from neighboring Vietnam. The two countries share a common land border. Altogether, the boundaries of Yunnan and Guangxi provinces in China and those of Lao Cai and Ha Gang in Vietnam constitute some 1,200 kilometers. The

MANILASTANDARD.NET - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

‘Robbery’ Likely Motive Behind Murder of Ethnic Chinese Businessman in Lao Capital: Police

The head of China’s Hunan Province Chamber of Commerce in Laos was murdered over the weekend during an invasion of his home in the Lao capital Vientiane, authorities said Wednesday, adding that the preliminary results of an investigation into the case suggest robbery was the motive.

RADIO FREE ASIA - 2018-08-15 00:00:00