Savannakhet (Laos)

Type: City
Name: Savannakhet (Laos)
Country: Laos
Latitude: 16.57
Longitude: 104.75
population: 66,552
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Vietnam, Laos increase cooperation in humanitarian activities

On September 11, the Red Cross of Vietnamese and Lao border provinces, as part of the bilateral cooperation agreement between the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) and the Lao Red Cross (LRC), signed a deal to increase cooperation in the 2014-2018 period.At the ... [Published Dang Cong San - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Southern Laos: Where the Mekong Blossoms

While many travellers head straight for the sybaritic charms of feted Luang Prabang, fewer sample the emerald rice plains of the south, with its stunning jungle karst formations, remnant Ho Chi Minh trail and some of the prettiest riverine villages in ... [Published Epoch Times - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

GRONTMIJ : to share water and infrastructure expertise in Laos

De Bilt - Grontmij, a listed consulting & engineering company with a strong European presence, has been appointed by regional authorities in Laos to provide training and project management support for a number of water and road infrastructure projects ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 2 reports

Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: detonate unexploded U.S. bombs

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.VIENTIANE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua)-- While most residents at Vilabouly village in Savannakhet province in Laos are engaged in farming and fishing, Wan's favorite pastime is defusing bombs left by the Americans during the Indochina ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

CIMB Thai outlines three-year plan for |its first foreign branch, in Vientiane

three-year plan (2014-2016) for its first foreign branch. The bank last Friday officially opened a branch in Vientiane, which it says will offer the same products as those of state-owned banks in Laos. CIMB Thai Bank's Vientiane branch is the seventh ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Rare Siamese crocodiles released as ambassadors for Lao wetland

Seventeen critically endangered juvenile Siamese crocodiles were released this week into a protected wetland in Laos, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced. The release is part of a programme to assist the recovery of the local Siamese ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Nghe An pursues international economic integration

The central province of Nghe An is expanding external economic relations in a bid to make full use of all resources for fast and sustainable economic development.On one hand, the province continues to reinforce ties with its traditional partners in Laos, ... [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

New planting technique in Laos adapts to climate change

Home » business » Thousands of tonnes of rice each year are damaged in Laos by drought and flooding as a result of climate change. To overcome this problem the Lao government, in cooperation with relevant sectors and different international organisations, ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Lao Activist Defies Authorities And Builds Home on Disputed Land

Undeterred by a three-month detention and defying warnings from the authorities, a Lao activist is refusing to vacate land she had occupied for years and which has been identified for a government road expansion project.Sivanxay Phommarath said she has ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Laos-China rail link prospects increase

The Laotian and Chinese governments are negotiating the form of future cooperation to realise the US$7-billion (Bt223-billion) Boten-Vientiane rail link, with Laos seeking finance from China to fund the massive undertaking. Vilaykham Phosalath, Laos' ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Laos steps up environmental protection efforts

Laos’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on August 20 held a workshop to review the operation of the country’s Fund for Environmental Protection.Lao Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Noulinh Sibandhith, in his speech at the event, ... [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

China to Press Ahead With Financing of Lao Railway Project

China is still keen to finance a U.S. $7.2 billion high-speed railway project planned by cash-strapped Laos that would link the two neighboring countries, a Lao official said, even though Beijing has remained silent over its role in the project.The project ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 20 2014]

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"The event also aims to improve peoples' health in the region by sharing our experiences in tackling pressing health issues and thereby improving co-operation with partner countries, like China, RoK, and Japan" said Long
...a large number of the population - Ministry of Commerce along with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration joined forces to organize an event called "Returning happiness to the people through distribution of ready-made foods" by providing meals at 25 - 35 baht per dish so as to support the food industry while encouraging producers not to increase their prices...
"The one-to-two-year-old crocodiles, which range between 50-100 cm (20-39 inches) in length, were raised in facilities managed by local communities working with WCS to protect the endangered reptiles and their habitat" the New York-based conservation charity said in a news statement
"I have worked with this new method on the project for three years now and can confirm that planting rice this way is better than our traditional method" a project farmer in Outhoumphone district, Bounpheng Phtesarath, said

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Social News 16/9 [Published VietNamNet Bridge - 17 hours ago]
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): La... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 15 2014]
Vietnam, Laos increase cooperation in humanitar... [Published Dang Cong San - Sep 12 2014]
Vietnam, Laos’ local Red Cross organisations fo... [Published VietnamPlus - Sep 12 2014]
Southern Laos: Where the Mekong Blossoms [Published Epoch Times - Sep 08 2014]
GRONTMIJ : to share water and infrastructure ex... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 02 2014]
Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: deton... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Sep 02 2014]
Feature: Lao villager's favorite pastime: deton... [Published China.org.cn - Sep 02 2014]
Three-month Progress Report of the NCPO [Published Noodls - Sep 01 2014]
Rare Siamese crocodiles released as ambassadors... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Sep 01 2014]
CIMB Thai outlines three-year plan for |its fir... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 31 2014]
Nghe An pursues international economic integration [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 31 2014]
New planting technique in Laos adapts to climat... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 30 2014]
Lao Activist Defies Authorities And Builds Home... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 27 2014]
Chambers push EWEC trade corridor [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 27 2014]
Laos-China rail link prospects increase [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 22 2014]
Laos steps up environmental protection efforts [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 21 2014]
China to Press Ahead With Financing of Lao Rail... [Published Radio Free Asia - Aug 20 2014]
Laos launches plan to stem illegal logging afte... [Published Investvine - Aug 18 2014]
Is it possible to get a visa for Vietnam at the... [Published Canberra Times - Aug 15 2014]
Mendocino College: New dean overcame obstacles ... [Published Willits News - Aug 15 2014]
EU funding for sustainable projects in Laos [Published New Europe - Aug 12 2014]
Lao woman arrested for smuggling Thai currency [Published MCOT - Aug 08 2014]
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): Ma... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 04 2014]
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): EU... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 06 2014]
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