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WSE opens first British ELT centre in Laos

Wimbledon School of English has announced the opening of the first British English language centre in Laos, WSE Vientiane, in partnership with Panyathip International School. The agreement between WSE and Panyathip was signed in August 2018 between WSE managing director Jane Dancaster and founder and director of Panyathip International School, Pathana Panyathip. The signing was […]

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Lao Government’s Compensation For Villagers Affected by Dam Disaster ‘Inappropriate’

The Lao government’s offer of U.S. $176 to the families of the 40 Laotians confirmed to have perished in flooding caused by a dam collapse in the southwestern part of the country last month is not sufficient, a retired health official said Tuesday. Families have been offered 1.5 million Lao kip (U.S. $176) for each […]

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NGO Coalition Boycotts Prior Consultation Process For Proposed Lao Dam

A coalition of NGOs and community-based groups dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks associated with dams on the Mekong River said Friday that it will boycott the prior consultation process for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project in Laos. “Save the Mekong coalition is boycotting the Pak Lay prior consultation because serious and […]

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ຕ່າງປະເທດ ກ່າວເຖິງສາເຫດເຂື່ອນແຕກຢູ່ອັດຕະປື

ມາເບິ່ງຕ່າງປະເທດ ກ່າວເຖິງສາເຫດເຂື່ອນແຕກຢູ່ອັດຕະປື ວ່າ ເກີດຈາກໄພທຳມະຊາດ ຫຼືປັນຫາອື່ນ ອົງການແມ່ນ້ຳສາກົນ (International Rivers) ໄດ້ສະແດງຄຳຄິດເຫັນຕໍ່ເຫດການ ສັນເຂື່ອນ D (Saddle Dam D) ແຕກ ວ່າ ອຸປະຕິເຫດໃນຄັ້ງນີ້ ສະແດງໃຫ້ເຫັນເຖິງ ຄວາມສ່ຽງອັນໃຫຍ່ຫຼວງຫຼາຍຢ່າງ ທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງກັບການອອກແບບເຂື່ອນ ທີ່ບໍ່ສາມາດ ຮັບມືກັບສະພາບອາກາດທີ່ຮຸນແຮງໄດ້ ແລະ ຍັງສະແດງໃຫ້ເຫັນເຖິງຄວາມຂາດເຂີນທາງດ້ານ ລະບົບການເຕືອນໄພທີ່ດີພໍ ການແຈ້ງເຕືອນດັ່ງກ່າວ ກໍຫຼ້າສວຍເກີນໄປ ແລະບໍ່ມີປະສິດທິພາບ ທີ່ຈະຮັບປະກັນວ່າປະຊາຊົນໄດ້ມີເວລາກະກຽມ ຄວາມປອດໄພໃຫ້ແກ່ຕົນເອງ ແລະສະມາຊິກຄອບຄົວໄດ້ທັນການ ການກຳນົດພາລະບົດບາດ ແລະໜ້າທີ່ຮັບຜິດຊອບ ລະຫວ່າງເຈົ້າໜ້າທີ່ລັດ ກັບບໍລິສັດເຂື່ອນໄຟຟ້າເອກະຊົນ ບໍ່ມີຄວາມຊັດເຈນ ໃນການຮັບມືຕໍ່ສະພາບການສຸກເສີນຕ່າງໆທີ່ອາດເກີດຂຶ້ນ ອົງການແມ່ນ້ຳສາກົນ ໄດ້ກ່າວວ່າ: ມີຫຼາຍເຂື່ອນທີ່ກຳລັງຢູ່ໃນການດຳເນີນການ ແລະຢູ່ໃນແຜນການ ບໍ່ໄດ້ຮັບການອອກແບບໃຫ້ຮັບມືກັບສະພາບອາກາດທີ່ຮ້າຍແຮງໄດ້ ສະພາບອາກາດທີ່ຮ້າຍແຮງ ແລະບໍ່ສາມາດຄາດຄະເນໄດ້ ກຳລັງເພີ່ມທະວີຄວາມຮຸນແຮງຂຶ້ນເລື້ອຍໆ ເນື່ອງຈາກການປ່ຽນແປງຂອງພູມອາກາດ ສ້າງຄວາມກັງວົນດ້ານຄວາມປອດໄພ ໃຫ້ແກ່ປະຊາຊົນຫຼາຍລ້ານຄົນທີ່ອາໄສຢູ່ຕາມແມ່ນ້ຳໃກ້ເຂື່ອນ ຜູ້ສະໜອງທຶນໂຄງການ, ຜູ້ວາງແຜນ ແລະຜູ້ດຳເນີນການ ຕ້ອງໄດ້ມີການປະເມີນຜົນ ກຳລັງຂອງເຂື່ອນຢ່າງຮີບດ່ວນ ເພື່ອຕ້ານທານກັບສະພາບອາກາດທີ່ຮ້າຍແຮງ ແລະຮັບປະກັນວ່າ […]

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Several dead, hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

The death toll is still unknown after a dam collapse destroyed thousands of homes in Laos and swallowed entire villages. BANGKOK – A hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site […]

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US suspends visas from Myanmar, Laos following refusal to take back deported citizens

The Trump administration has suspended the issuing of visas to citizens of the Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar and Laos, following both governments’ refusal to take back citizens who had been ordered deported from the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday afternoon it had ordered the State Department to sanction visas for Myanmar […]

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Lao Families Fear Getting Cheated by Developers of New SEZ in Champasak Province

Nearly 150 families in six villages in Khong district of southwestern Laos’ Champasak province say they do not want to give up their homes and land to a special economic zone planned for their area and that they fear that project developers will not compensate them fairly. The first phase of the Mahanathy Siphandone special […]

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Laos faces structural issues despite robust expansion

LAOS IS STILL grappling with several challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of the country’s economy when compared to regional peers. Macroeconomic instability remains a worry even though Laos’s economic growth rate has been relatively high compared to that of other Asean countries. The growth rate is still vulnerable and unsustainable […]

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Pak Lay Dam to Displace Residents in More Than 20 Villages in Northwestern Laos

At least 1,000 families from 20-some villages in northwestern Laos’ Xayaburi province will be forced to relocate if infrastructure officials move ahead with plans to build a fourth hydropower dam on the Lower Mekong River, a provincial official said Monday. The Pak Lay hydropower project is located downstream of the Xayaburi dam, which is now […]

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ວ່າດ້ວຍເຣື່ອງການຈ້າງເຂົ້າເຮັດວຽກ

ລິ້ງ ວີດີໂອ ກົດທີ່ນີ້ ວ່າດ້ວຍເລື່ອງການຈ້າງເຂົ້າເຮັດວຽກ ບ້ານເຮົາເພີ່ນເນັ້ນພັດທະນາບ້ານເມືອງ ຈົນລືມພັດທະນາບຸກຄະລາກອນຂອງຊາດ ທາງຄອນກຣີດ ເພີ່ນສ້າງມາໃຫ້ເດັກນ້ອຍນັກຮຽນທີ່ຮຽນຈົບມາແລ້ວ ເງີນບໍ່ເຖິງ ບໍ່ມີເສັ້ນມີສາຍ ບໍ່ໃດ້ເຮັດວຽກ ອຸກບໍ່ມີບ່ອນລະບາຍ ເອົາຫົວແດ໊ດພື້ນຫຼີ້ນໆຄາຍຄຽດ ………..ນະໂຍບາຍ………….. ເປີດກ້ວາງໃຫ້ຊາວຕ່າງຊາດເຂົ້າມາລົງທືນໃນລາວ ພາຍໃຕ້ເງື່ອນໃຂ ຕ້ອງໃຫ້ປະຊາຊົນລາວໃດ້ມີວຽກເຮັດ ງານທຳ ມີລາຍຮັບລາຍໃດ້ຮ່ວມ ແຕ່ ສູດທ້າຍ ພວກເຕັກນິກ ພວກກົນຈັກ ວິຊາການ ເຂົາຂົນມາແຕ່ບ້ານເຂົາຫມົດ ຍ້ອນບຸກຄະລາກອນລາວ ມັນສະຫມອງບໍ່ເຖິງ ພວກຫົວເຖີງແນ່ກະໄປດຳນາຫມົດ ເຂົາຫາບໍ່ເຫັນ ສູດທ້າຍ ຄົນລາວກະເປັນແຄ່ ຂີ້ຂ້າຮັບຈ້າງລາຍວັນ ໃຫ້ເຂົາຂົ່ມເຫັງ ເງີນຄ່າຈ້າງກະນ້ອຍ ທ້າຍທີ່ສຸດ ຫນີໄປກຣີດຍາງຢູ່ໄທ ດີກວ່າໃດ້ມື້1/300฿ ບໍ່ມັກກະເລື່ອນຜ່ານ ດ່າໃດ້ແຕ່ຢ່າແຮງ ໃຜເຫັນດີກະສົ່ງເຂົ້າແນ່ເດີ ບໍ່ເກີນຄຸກບັງເຢາະ