Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government of Cambodia decided on Wednesday to purchase 2,400 MW of electricity from two power plants in Laos, according to the Phnom Penh Post.

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.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia yesterday for a two day official visit aiming to discuss a range of cooperation issues with his Cambodian counterpart including the maintenance of peace at the border.  

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.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- The vegetable sector in Laos is facing several challenges and the expertise and experiences of stakeholders, public and private sectors and development partners is required to improve productivity and profitability.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Community Education Development (SEAMEO CED) held a workshop in collaboration with DVV International and Luang Prabang provincial authorities to promote education.

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.

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. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Cave experts from the United Kingdom and Vietnam have reported their findings to local authorities to improve the World Heritage credentials of Hin Nam No (Karst) National Protection Area in Bualapha district, Khammuan province. 

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.