August 18, 2018

Tropical storms wreak havoc as monsoon tightens its grip

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All generous people, who wish to donate money to the floodedvictims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, can transfer it via the BCEL's bank account of the Fund Assistance to Disaster Victims, Ministry of Labour and Social WelfareKip: 010-110-001-508-937-001Baht: 010-110-201-508-937-001US$: 010-110-101-508-937-001Swift Code: COEBLALA For more information:+856-20 556-224-77+856-20 222-385-55 +856-20 222-193-55 +856-20 995-428-69 Another way is people can donate money easily on the BCEL One Heart in BCEL One application.

- President tells Khammuan, Savannakhet to speed up flood relief, recovery
President Bounnhang  Vorachit told Khammuan and Savannakhet provincial authorities to expedite work to restore life to normal following widespread flooding in the central provinces.
The head of state and his delegation visited the provinces this week, as they are among several to be severely affected by recent torrential rain... More >>>

- Renewed flooding forces end to search for missing people

Sanamxay district, Attapeu province: The search for missing people in flooded villages here has been called off temporarily because of rising water levels following sev eral days of torrential rain. Deputy Head of the General Staff Department of the Ministry of National Defence, Brigadier General Phalom Linthong, said on Thursday evening the search and rescue mission had ended on Wednesday... More >>>

- New tax incentives offered in special economic zones
The Lao government has offered special tax incentives for businesses operating in special economic zones (SEZs) in the hope that this will boost investment in these areas.
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in June signed a decree on SEZs in June that provides a number of tax incentives for businesses operating in these designated areas around the country.... More >>>

Officials evaluating impact of flood in Attapeu
An assessment team from the Ministry of Planning and Investment is working with authorities in Attapeu province to evaluate the impact of the recent floods in Sanamxay district.
According to initial information from the province, 13 villages with 2,717 families and 13,067 people were affected by the floods triggered by the collapse of a dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Sanamxay on July 23. ... More >>>

- Tropical storms wreak havoc as monsoon tightens its grip
Two tropical storms have unleashed torrents of rain in many parts of the country, affecting agriculture, houses, other buildings, and roads, with downpours lasting for several days.
Director of the Agriculture and Forestry Department in Savannakhet province, Mr Khamlouy Yathtivong told Vientiane Times the province had been badly hit by tropical storm Son-tinh, which passed through last month, while storm Bebinca was now bringing further rain. Some low-lying areas have been flooded since July 22... More >>>

- Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia
Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation. The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13....More >>>

More news stories

- Plan Int’l launches new education project in north
Plan International Laos this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the new ‘Bringing Education to All Project’ with the Ministry of Education and Sports.
This co-funded project is a collaboration between Plan, the European Union, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. .. More >>>

- Attapeu counts the cost of aid for flood-hit students
Attapeu provincial authorities have assessed the cost of replacing school supplies such as books and pencils lost by schoolchildren after floods swept through their homes in Sanamxay district. Head of the Attapeu provincial Education and Sports Department, Mr Khamphoun Keomala, . . More >>>

- Khammuan forecasts 35 billion kip bill for post-flood restoration
Khammuan province will need about 35 billion kip for the restoration of agricultural infrastructure and facilities, which have been damaged by recent floods.
These needs were revealed at a meeting held this week in the province on the management and development of agricultural land with representatives from ... More >>>

- Japan extends support for maternal, child health services in Phongsaly
The government of Japan has provided grant assistance of more than 3 billion kip (US$355,775) to improve maternal and child health services in Phongsaly province.
According to the Embassy of Japan, the grant will fund activities in the third year of the three-year project. A signing ceremony for the grant contract took place in Vientiane yesterday between the Ambassador of Japan to Laos, .. More >>>


Nurse remains dedicated to duty despite challenging flood conditions
Ms Khansay Sisounthone, also known as Say, a nurse from Attapeu provincial hospital, has been sent to Tamoryot village in Sanamxay district to treat . . .. More >>>


Determined businesswoman achieves target in beauty business
For someone who loves beauty and cosmetics Ms Nang Nanthavong got her dream job when she became the owner of her own cosmetics brand. ... More >>>


Lao computer whizz proves Microsoft Office skills in US contest
Somsith Phonphakdy, 18, has become one of the top 10 contestants in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champions 2018 held in the United States. . . . More >>>


National heroine proud to serve national development effort 
Ms Phaengphone Khanthayongthong is the 92nd person to be named a national hero and has become the 23rd woman in Laos to be honoured with this title. This recognition of her valour did not happen by chance but acknowledged the personal sacrifices she made for the revolutionary task... More >>>


Gardener her love for traditional trees speciesMs Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.   .. More >>>


President Souphanouvong, the symbol of solidarity for national liberation

This story is written to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong (July 13, 1909 - July 13, 2018). ..More >>>


Cement factory strengthens economic development in Vientiane province
The Cement Vientiane Hongshi Xaythirath Factory will continue to run its business to improve the living standards of the local community..... .
More >>>


Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent
The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms.... More >>>


A one-day trip to Vientiane province makes for a great escape
For those looking for a short break not too far away from Vientiane, there are plenty of options; one suggestion is to visit Phabathphoukhaokhuay... .. More >>>


Govt awards Development Order to Honorary Consul to Switzerland
The government has awarded a Development Order (Class 3) to the Honorary Consul of the Lao PDR to Switzerland .. .More >>>


Lao pop diva calls for entrants in KTM Cover Dance Contest   
Lao singer Kai Overdance has called on youngsters interested in dancing to enter the KTM Cover Dance Contest 2018 and win a prize of 10 million kip for the best team...More >>>


Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity celebrates 35 years
The Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity (LCPS) will continue to enhance cooperation with peace organisations in friendly countries to promote peace and security at regional and international levels. ...More >>>

World news

US rolls out Iran Action Group to pressure Iran
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- US State Department on Thursday announced the creation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) to execute the administration’s Iran strategy and pressure the country to change its behaviors. More >>>


France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos
The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields.
France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. . ..More >>>


Should we give flood relief donations to official entities or deliver them  personally?  
Across the country, people have made donations to assist flood victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. Some people donated money... More >>>


Lao paragliders set to soar at Asian Games
One female and five male competitors are ready to represent the nation for the first time in the 18th Asian Games’ paragliding event in Indonesia from August 21-29.
...More >>>

Dining Out

Vietnamese bread with pork soup a hit at new Vientiane eatery
Since the Tonka Restaurant opened its doors two weeks ago in central Vientiane, its Vietnamese bread with pork soup (shumai) has become a hit with local diners. . . . . More >>>


Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... . More >>>


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