Flood relief work required in central region Society

Flood relief work required in central region

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has ordered localities in the central region to focus on repairing the damage caused by floods that hit the area last week.
Lao government to begin dam safety inspections in 2019 World

Lao government to begin dam safety inspections in 2019

The Lao government will begin inspecting the safety standards applied to the construction of all hydropower dams in the country next year in a bid to prevent further accidents, reported the Vientiane Times on November 30.
Death toll of Typhoon Mangkhut continues to rise World

Death toll of Typhoon Mangkhut continues to rise

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit a triple-digit figure as searchers are still looking for missing people, Philippine authorities said on September 19.
PM Phuc sends sympathy to Japan over quake devastation Politics

PM Phuc sends sympathy to Japan over quake devastation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 11 sent his sympathy to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe over the human and property losses caused by a major earthquake and subsequent landslide in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture on September 6.
ASEAN Secretary General visits victims of Lao dam collapse World

ASEAN Secretary General visits victims of Lao dam collapse

A delegation led by Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on July 29 visited people who were affected by the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in Sanamxay district of Laos’ Attapeu province.
Vietnam provides more aid for Lao collapsed dam victims Society

Vietnam provides more aid for Lao collapsed dam victims

The Vietnamese Government has so far donated 200,000 USD sourced from State budget reserves and 100 tonnes of rice to the Lao Government in order to help the neighbouring country overcome the aftermath of the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam.
More aid from Vietnam reaches survivors of Lao dam collapse Society

More aid from Vietnam reaches survivors of Lao dam collapse

The National Committee for Disaster Response and Search and Rescue has asked the Ministry of National Defence to join disaster relief efforts for victims in the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in Laos following the instruction of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.