Floods lead to increase in prices of rice and pork in southern provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The prices of pork and rice have been increased in southern provinces of Laos affected by floods but they are within manageable levels due to the government’s intervention.The price of rice increased by about 500 kip to 1,000 kip a kg, ...

News Desk

Authorities continue to help victims in flood-hit provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities are repairing infrastructure and facilities, especially roads, bridges, schools and hospitals to ensure that flood victims at accommodation centres remain healthy and receive food and drinking water, a leading official said.Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng told ...

Siladda Souliyong

Lao speeding up flood assistance in southern provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee yesterday met in Vientiane to discuss ways to improve disaster assistance delivery to flood-affected people in six southern provinces, especially supplying drinking water, food, and household essentials.The meeting was chaired by Minister of Labour ...

Phomphong Laoin

Govt assisting, closely following plight of flood victims

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, leaders of committees and provincial authorities last week visited people in provinces that have been affected by the recent widespread flooding.During the visit to the provinces of Savannakhet, Champassak and Saravan on September 7, Prime Minister Thongloun ...

Siladda Souliyong

Govt sends emergency supplies to flood-hit south

Officials and military personnel last week used aircraft and trucks supplied by the Lao People’s Army to deliver emergency supplies including drinking water, food, boats, tents and household essentials to six provinces devastated by floods. Tropical depression Podul and other weather systems that have passed over ...

Phomphong Laoin

Over 122,800 Households Affected By Flood In Southern Laos

(KPL) More than 122,800 households in six southern provinces have been affected by recent flood with 14 deaths, according to the National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee.The six provinces include Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Sekong, Champassak and Attapeu.Five deaths have been reported in Champassak, four in ...

KPL News Desk

Two killed, two missing in flood-hit south

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Two people have died and two others are missing, while more than 54,000 households in six provinces have been affected by storms that have caused widespread flooding.Tropical depression Podul and other weather systems that have passed over southern and central Laos ...

Siladda Souliyong

Floods Last Year Cause Rice Prices in Laos to Double

The price of sticky rice is skyrocketing in Laos, in the wake of massive floods in one of the country’s most fertile regions and various other causes, amid rising prices of food in general due to the African swine flu epidemic that has ravaged China ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Provinces suffering after torrential rain causes widespread flooding

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – 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.Champassak, Saravan, Xekong, Savannakhet, Khammuan and Attapeu provinces have all suffered varying ...

Siladda Souliyong

Driftwood saves fisherman stranded in middle of Mekong

CHAMPASSAK, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A fisherman who was stranded on a rocky outcrop in the Mekong River in Khong district, Champassak province, on Monday was rescued at 2 am on Wednesday.The fisherman, identified as Mr Pong, 41, from Phiengdy village, was immediately taken to ...

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