Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes two provinces

River levels have increased and flooded crops, rice fields, gardens, fishponds and villages after heavy rain in the two northern provinces over the past three days. Two districts and the Boten Special Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province are the worst affected areas, with Nam ...

Times Reporters

Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes provinces

Thousands of people in many provinces are suffering from flash floods after heavy rain in recent days has inundated their communities in Xayaboury, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane provinces. Xayaboury district has been the hardest hit and more than 10 villages are affected. Roads, water ...

Siladda Souliyong

Rice Support for Flooded Farmers

(KPL) Saravan and Sekong farmers whose crops were damaged by floods in September have received rice and rice seeds donated by two power companies.The handover ceremony for the assistance was held on Dec 10 in Saravan and Sekong provinces.The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its ...

KPL News Desk

Laos attempts to rebuild flood victims’ lives amid budget constraints

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government estimates that about 3 trillion kip is needed to repair the damage caused by recent flooding and to restore flood-hit communities to normal.The impacts of disasters are a major challenge for Laos in working towards poverty eradication, with many ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Khammuan steps up flood recovery effort, calls for crop seeds

Khammuan province: Authorities in the province’s flood-hit Yommalath district are providing affected families with rice, drinking water and other essential supplies, but stress that crop seeds are the most urgent need.The Deputy Governor of Yommalath district, Mr Khounsy Saengdala, told visiting media on Monday that ...

Phomphong Laoin

China Donates US$100,000 For Relief Efforts In Flood-hit Provinces of Laos

(KPL) 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.The flooding caused by storms between late August and early this month is the worst for the six central and southern ...

KPL News Desk

Golden Triangle SEZ assists flood victims in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone has donated 3 billion kip to the government to assist flood victims in the central and southern provinces of Laos.The amount was presented on Tuesday by the Chairman of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, ...

News Desk

Lao govt directs public to find flood facts from official media

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has directed the public to get their information on authorities’ flood disaster response from state media, and to educate them on political ideology and maintain national solidarity.The government directed the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism at its meeting ...

Somxay Sengdara

Nam Theun 2 To Donate LAK 1 Billion For Relief, Recovery Efforts In Flood-hit Provinces

(KPL) The Nam Theun 2 Power Company Limited has committed one billion kip to relief and recovery efforts in the flood hit provinces of Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Xekong, Attapeu and Champassak.The flooding caused by storms between late August and early September is the worst for the six central and southern provinces ...

KPL News Desk

Southern Laos speeds up school damage appraisal after flooding

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities are speeding up their assessment of the damage and losses caused after Tropical Storm Podul hit infrastructure including school buildings in the nation’s south.An official in charge at the Ministry of Education and Sports yesterday told Vientiane Times they have ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

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