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Vientiane Capital On Flood Alert

Nakarath City in Chao Anouvong Park Partially Submerged Under Water

Aug 19 – Vientiane Capital authorities are on high alert as they prepare to protect against flooding in some areas of the capital city, after water levels were reported to have risen to 11.2 meters. 11.5 meters is the alarming level while 12.5 meters is considered dangerous.

The Vientiane Capital Authority has requested that the …

MRC Ready to Support Review and Update of Lao Hydropower Strategy and Plan

MRC Ready to Support Lao Hydropower Review

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has welcomed the highly applauded and progressive decision of the Prime Minister of Lao PDR, following an extra-ordinary meeting of his cabinet on 6 August 2018, that the country will review all existing and under-construction dams and suspend the consideration of all new hydropower investments …

Temporary Housing Underway for Attapeu Flood Victims

Project owners of the Xepian Xenamnoy Hydropower Project are working with local authorities to accelerate the construction of temporary accommodation to house those made homeless by the floods that devasted Sanamxay District of Attapeu.

12-14 temporary one-story structures, each with 10 rooms capable of housing 4 people are expected to be built. …

Displaced Flood Victims At Risk of “Moving” UXOs

Thousands of people in the southern province of Attapeu, whose homes were swept away flash floods following the collapse of an auxiliary dam of the Xepian Xenamnoy Hydropower Project in Laos several weeks ago, are seeking shelter in areas known to be contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO), experts say, as mud and …

Lao Samsung Electronics donates US$100,000 to assist with Attapeu flood

(Vientiane Capital) On the afternoon of August 3, 2018 at the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr. Seungho Choi, Managing Director of Lao Samsung Electronics Sole Co., Ltd., met with Mr. Khampheng Xaysompheng, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, to deliver his condolences on the flood disaster in Sanamxay …

Lao Government to Suspend All New Hydropower Dam Projects

Lao Government Suspends Hydropower Dam Projects

The government of Laos has announced renewed inspection of existing hydropower dams and suspension of new projects in the wake of the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province.

The announcement was made at the closure of the cabinet’s two-day extraordinary meeting, which ended yesterday afternoon.

The meeting, chaired by …

Death Toll Rises to 34 in Attapeu Following Floods

Attapeu Death Toll Rises to 34

The official death toll from the dam collapse in Attapeu province has now reached 34, after three people died in hospital.

One passed away in Sanamxay district hospital, while the other two died at the Attapeu provincial hospital, according to the special government task force which was set up to …

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Beerlao

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Beerlao, Tiger head Drinking Water is running a special promotion to return some of our profits to consumers, whereby you collect Beerlao lids in exchange for a variety of amazing prizes, amounting to over 5,000,000,000 kip. All you have to do is …