Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh hosts Lao Deputy FM Politics

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh hosts Lao Deputy FM

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on August 23 received Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Khamphau Ernthavan who has been in Vietnam to co-chair the third Vietnam-Laos political consultation at the deputy foreign minister-level.
Widespread flooding wrecks havoc in Laos World

Widespread flooding wrecks havoc in Laos

Flooding caused by the recent storms in Laos has left at least 46 dead, 97 missing and four injured, according to the country’s National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee.
MRC welcomes Laos’ decision following dam break World

MRC welcomes Laos’ decision following dam break

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the Lao Government’s decision to review all existing and underway dams and suspend the consideration of all new hydropower projects following a recent dam break.
Ho Chi Minh City official receives Lao delegation Politics

Ho Chi Minh City official receives Lao delegation

Permanent Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem welcomed a Lao delegation led by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Sundara Sourioudong during a reception in the city on August 14.
Forum helps promote Vietnam – Laos technology connection Sci-Tech

Forum helps promote Vietnam – Laos technology connection

The Vietnam-Laos technology transfer forum (Vietnam – Laos TechConnect 2018) kicked off in Vientiane, Laos, on August 9, attracting about 300 delegates from the two countries’ ministries of science and technology, associations, businesses, universities and research institutions.
Laos reconsiders hydropower strategy after dam collapse World

Laos reconsiders hydropower strategy after dam collapse

The Lao Government decided to suspend the consideration of new hydropower projects to review the country’s hydropower development strategy after the breach of a dam last month left at least 34 dead and 100 still missing.
Lao dam collapse: 31 bodies found, 100 still missing World

Lao dam collapse: 31 bodies found, 100 still missing

The rescue forces in Laos had found the bodies of 31 victims in the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam as of August 6, Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith revealed at an international press conference held in Vientiane on August 7.
Vietnam’s electricity facilitates Lao economic development World

Vietnam’s electricity facilitates Lao economic development

Electricity supply from Vietnam has facilitated economic development in Laos and improved living standards of villagers in border districts, said Vilaphorn, assistant to Director of the Electricity Corporation of Laos (Electricite Du Laos - EDL) on August 7.
Laos suspends hydroelectricity projects under MoU, PDA World

Laos suspends hydroelectricity projects under MoU, PDA

The Lao Government has decided to halt the implementation of all hydropower projects on which Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and Project Development Assistance (PDA) contracts were already signed for further assessment and revision.
Laos temporarily bans activities in broken dam’s vicinity ASEAN

Laos temporarily bans activities in broken dam’s vicinity

The vicinity of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam project in Attapeu province is a temporarily prohibited area, and no organisations or individuals are allowed to enter this area without permissions from the government or local administration, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office announced on August 3.