Vieng Hin Water Project Update

The 7km of pipe finally arrived in the wee hours of the early morning, from Vientiane.  While it took a good portion of the day to unload from the big truck and count the inventory, it took only a few hours to reload onto 10 smaller ones and send them off to Vieng Hin.

I was surprised that they managed to get all the pipe on one truck.

I was surprised that they managed to get all the pipe on one truck.

From left: Engineer Somsouk, Village Chief Seesavat and Siphan

From left: Engineer Somsouk, Village Chief Seesavat and Siphan

A Sampling of the dozens of connectors for the pipe.

A Sampling of the dozens of connectors for the pipe.

It started to get dark pretty quickly so the pace picked up.  The locals don't like to drive during the dark, especially with terrible roads and hairpin turns in the highlands

It started to get dark pretty quickly so the pace picked up. The locals don’t like to drive during the dark, especially with terrible roads and hairpin turns in the highlands

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...hmmm.  Okay, how about dust...

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow…hmmm. Okay, how about dust…

Loading of the last three trucks for the journey to its final resting place

Loading of the last three trucks for the journey to its final resting place

In two days we will head 6 hours south to celebrate the opening of a school by SKL Inc, a registered charity in Manitoba, and to inspect, negotiate and sign contracts for phase 3 of this water project (toilets and running water) plus a 3-room school.  Right after that, we will do the first distribution of water filters for the season – 257 units for the Village of Nong Boakham.

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