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

Lao govt decides on measures to address flood impact

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has stressed the availability of food and clean water along with safety and disease prevention for flood-impacted communities still staying in temporary accommodation and shelters.Measures to address this year’s flood disaster were approved by the government at its meeting on ...

Somxay Sengdara

First int’l aid shipment arrives to assist Lao flood recovery effort

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The first international aid from the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) arrived at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane yesterday for distribution to six central and southern provinces devastated by floods.The shipment follows a request by ...

Phomphong Laoin

Flood-hit regions need nation’s assistance now

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Even as flood levels continue to drop, thousands of people in the south of Laos are hungry and in need of help from the government, organisations and public.They don’t have enough food, drinking water, kitchen equipment, bedding, and other essentials.Tropical depression ...

News Desk

Hundreds of southern schools closed after widespread flooding

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many schools in the nation’s south have been closed temporarily following floods caused by Tropical Storm Podul which damaged infrastructure including school buildings.A large number of students are still waiting to take their classes while local officials speed up efforts to ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

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