August 09, 2018

Medics in Attapeu offer help to people with mental health issues

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- Construction of temporary houses underway in Attapeu
Sanamxay district, Attapeu province: Authorities in charge are speeding up the construction of temporary houses to accommodate those made homeless by the flood that raged through here on July 23. Construction is expect to take 45 days after work began two weeks ago. .. More >>>

- Xamneua airport 40 percent complete
A new airport under construction in Xamneua district, Huaphan province, is now 40 percent complete, with the contractor now focussing on the main building work..... More >>>

- Border security vital to protect sovereignty, build trust with neighbours: Govt 
The government views border issues as vitally important in the protection of Laos’ independence, sovereignty and entire territory, while also building mutual trust with neighbouring countries. This approach was reiterated in a report to a National Border Meeting held in Vientiane yesterday, attended by about 450 representatives from ministries and other government bodies.... More >>>

- DPM: Expedite search, relief, recovery in Attapeu
Authorities in charge were told to work harder to speed up the search, relief, and recovery effort after the flash flood in Attapeu province, where 99 people are still missing.
Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Sonexay Siphandone said that locating the missing people remained a matter of urgency, even though many foreign rescue teams have returned home... . More >>>

- Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia

Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation. The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13....More >>>

More news stories

- Foundation reconfirms commitment to education development
Poor students in target communities around Laos will continue to benefit from programmes run by the Social Aid Development Foundation (SADF), the fund confirmed recently.
The SADF will support education and infrastructure around the country to reduce poverty and help lift the nation from least developed status. This was the message from the foundation at the opening of its new office in Vientiane......More >>>

- Medics in Attapeu offer help to people with mental health issues
The Attapeu provincial Health Department has found evidence that some flood victims are suffering from mental health issues for which urgent solutions are required.
Deputy Director of the department, Dr Inpanh Inthilath, told Vientiane Times this week that mental health specialists from Ubon Rachathani province in Thailand, Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are providing psychosocial first aid to flood victims. .... More >>>

- Forecasters warn of more heavy rain, wind
Heavy downpours and winds are expected to hit many parts of the country from August 8-10, weather forecasters warn.
The capital and the provinces of Phongsaly, Huaphan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang, Xayaboury, Vientiane, Xaysomboun, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu are warned to be on the alert for thunderstorms and heavy rain, with strong wind in some areas..... More >>>

- Health officials bolster disease prevention in Attapeu 
Health authorities have told their staff to distribute information about ways to prevent the spread of illness as thousands of displaced people are now housed in crowded accommodation following the flooding in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.
A doctor working at the centre of information and education for health under the Ministry of Health, Dr Chanlab Louangrat, said teams of health workers were providing information about disease prevention to try to ward off the outbreak of an epidemic.... More >>>


Medical teams beef up field coordination in Sanamxay
It has been a week since World Health Organisation (WHO) Field Incident Manager Dr Reiko Tsuyuoka arrived in Attapeu province to support the Ministry of Health with field coordination. . .. More >>>


Make-up artist shares his path to success
The work done by make-up artist Xayyaphone Philavong, better known as Sammy, has generated a lot of interest this year among Lao women, including top models and performers in the entertainment industry.... More >>>


Determined man fulfils ambition to study overseasA Lao man who always persevered despite being an average student in secondary school and university has gone on to study electrical engineering and automation in China.
“Knowledge is endless and you can learn from everything around you,” says Mr Vannalin Chamsomphou, better known to his family and friends as Lo.. . . . More >>>


National heroine proud to serve national development effort 
Ms Phaengphone Khanthayongthong is the 92nd person to be named a national hero and has become the 23rd woman in Laos to be honoured with this title. This recognition of her valour did not happen by chance but acknowledged the personal sacrifices she made for the revolutionary task... More >>>


Gardener her love for traditional trees speciesMs Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.   .. More >>>


President Souphanouvong, the symbol of solidarity for national liberation

This story is written to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong (July 13, 1909 - July 13, 2018). ..More >>>


Tree planting project yields improved living standards
  In the five years since Mr Inthavong Thavixay joined the tree plantation project run by the Burapha Agro-Forestry Company, the living standards of his family have gradually improved..... . More >>>


Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent
The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms.... More >>>


When in Xayaboury, be sure to visit Ngeun district

If you’re visiting Xayaboury province, you should make every attempt to see the attractions in Ngeun district.. . .. More >>>


Blockchain technology summit brings digital economy to Laos
Government officials from different sectors, business representatives, entrepreneurs and Lao and Chinese . . More >>>


Young Lao designer studying fashion in Singapore
Ms Manivone Vansavath, first runner up in the Lao Young Designer project, has left Laos to study fashion design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore...More >>>


Memories are all that remain for some flood victims
Several villages located in the plains bordering the mountains in southern Laos were obliterated by the floods caused by the collapse of a dam in Attapeu province, and some people now have only their memories to remind them of their former homes....More >>>

World news

Journalists visit Singapore to promote its role as Asean chair
Singapore:  Thirteen journalists from Asean nations are here to report on Singapore’s National Day tomorrow as part of a-six-day progammeorganised by the Ministry of Communications and Information... ..More >>>


France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos
The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields.
France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. . ..More >>>


How should Asean nations strengthen their cooperation for regional development?
Yesterday was Asean Day, marking the 51st anniversary of the establishment of the grouping on August 8, 1967. All Asean nations, including Laos, celebrated this important occasion. To mark the anniversary, Vientiane Times asked some members of the public for their thoughts on how cooperation among Asean countries could be strengthened. More >>>


DGB covering all bases for Lao baseball tilt at Asian Games
The DGB Social Contribution Foundation is covering all necessary expenses for the Lao J Brothers Baseball Team as they vie at the 18th Asian Games to be hosted by Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.
..More >>>

Dining Out

Spicy salad – hot sales pep up revenue at Vientiane eatery
The Tum Sabaijai Restaurant has turned spicy salad, described by some as the national dish of Laos, into one of its star attractions. . . . More >>>


Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... . More >>>


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