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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 …

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 …

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 …

Laos Has Not Restricted Foreign Media in Attapeu

Laos has not restricted foreign media

A little more than a week has passed since the collapse of Saddle Dam D at the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy Dam on July 23, and rescuers continue to search for victims of the disaster, while aid has flooded in both domestically and from abroad.

News of the incident has been …

Cambodia Floods Not Caused by Lao Dam Failure: MRC

MRC Cambodia Floods Not Caused by Lao Dam

Reports by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) show that the floodwaters from the Lao dam collapse didn’t have a major effect upon Cambodia when compared to ordinary rainfall. Initial and preliminary analysis for the extent of the water level rise in Stung Treng due to the dam break shows about

Op-Ed: Do Not Rush to Attapeu to Help. Please Read This First.

Opinion Editorial

By Francis Savanhkham (Contributing writer)

I know everyone may want to help victims of the Attapeu flood, but they don’t need unskilled volunteers or aid they can’t use. Here’s what you can do that won’t obstruct aid efforts.

As a Lao man who has always considered Laos home, the trauma …

Government Appoints Special Task Force to Combat National Level Crises

The Lao Government has upheld its commitment to improving its disaster management system nationwide by establishing a special committee tasked with overseeing the management of national level crises.

Following the failure of a saddle dam at Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower reservoir in the southern province of Attapeu, Prime Minister Thongloun announced in an …