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

Xayaboury earthquake damage estimated at 2 billion kip

Damage to property in Hongsa and Xaysathan districts of Xayaboury province has been estimated at over 2 billion kip after at least 300 families were affected by an earthquake last week.Director of the province’s Labour and Social Welfare Department, Mr Nouphone Xaypanyachith, said two earthquakes ...

Phomphong Laoin

71 houses damaged in Xayaboury earthquake

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The latest estimate of the earthquake damage in Hongsa district, Xayaboury province, puts the number of affected houses at 71, while seven people were injured.According to a report from the Hongsa district office, the earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 5.9 on the ...

Phomphong Laoin

Dozens of earthquakes reported in northwestern Laos

(KPL) Up to 33 earthquakes were reported between early morning and afternoon of November 21, according to the announcement of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.The strongest earthquakes of the day measured 6.4 on Richter scale at 6.50 am, ...

KPL News Desk

Thirteen houses hit by magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Xayaboury

Thirteen houses in Hongsa district, Xayaboury province, were damaged after earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 5.9 on the Richter scale struck the district early on Thursday morning.Fortunately only two people were slightly injured during the quakes.Director of the Hongsa district office, Mr Lae Onsomboun, told Vientiane Times an ...

Phomphong Laoin

Shallow magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Thailand and Lao

A shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwestern Laos near the Thai border early on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage after the earthquake hit at 6:50am local time (23:50 GMT on Wednesday).But shaking could be felt more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) ...


Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake hits Xayaboury, Laos

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Laos in Xayaboury Province, close to the border with Thailand, in the early hours of this morning. At approximately 4am this morning, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Laos 38km from Xayaboury town in Xayaboury Province, close to the border with Thailand, ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam may face severe drought

PHANOM PENH: Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit the four lower Mekong River Basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production, experts warned Tuesday.The Mekong River Commission, in a statement, said the drought has so far ...


Huaphan fire victims need more assistance

The 31 families who lost their homes in a blaze that swept through Sonkhuaneua village in Huameuang district, Huaphan province last month have received essential supplies from generous donors but now need help to build new houses.Some 22 houses were destroyed in the blaze and ...

Phomphong Laoin

Floods, water shortages cause cut in rice harvest: minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry yesterday defended its decision to lower the rice production target for 2019, saying it was unavoidable because of the severe flooding that had occurred this year and last.At the same time, water shortages are currently ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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