(KPL) The Department of Forestry (DOF) and Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry held a joint briefing last month to discuss the results of the Operational Logging and Degradation Monitoring Initiative (OLDM). Monitoring of forest degradation is particularly challenging because changes in the forest cover are normally small scale and not detectable by standard monitoring systems for deforestation.

(KPL/KCNA) Today marks the 55th anniversary of the first summit meeting between President Kim Il Sung of the DPR Korea and former President Kaysone Phomvihane of the Lao PDR, which became the significant occasion in the history of development of the relation between the two countries. The summit meeting took place on October 28, 1965 in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPR Korea and this provided the historic basis of friendly relation between the two countries which share the socialism as the common idea.

(KPL) The 10th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature was opened this morning in Vientiane in the presence of President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and other Party and government leaders, and people’s representatives. The meeting will last through November 17.

(KPL) The Ministry of National Defense has awarded 2nd and 3rd class Medals of Bravery to military officers in recognition of their outstanding performance at the 6th International Army Games held recently in Russia.

(KPL) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith visited Xepon district, Savannakhet Province to guide local authorities on helping flood victims and bringing their lives back to normalcy on Oct 23. Xepon was hit by major floods between Oct 7-21 due to recent tropical storms. The Prime Minister also visited an evacuation centre in Vangkhok village which accommodates displaced people. Of the total of 115 houses in the village, 26 houses were washed away and 6 houses badly damaged by the natural disaster. Some 47 villages with over 2,700 families across Xepon district have been affected by floods. The natural disaster has claimed one life and displaced over 2,000 families with 109 houses damaged or washed away by floodwater.




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