With the rains due to start in the next couple of weeks we are so pleased that our builders have pulled out all stops and we are confident they will complete the roadway and tracks at the site right on schedule. One very important aspect was drainage – and this was a serious part of the cost of the work – as the rain can be so heavy there would have been a real danger of parts of the newly laid concrete being washed away. Also, the layers of concrete could only be laid on carefully prepared with crushed stone and sand to achieve the desired load-bearing capacity and absorb loads that will include trucks carrying one or two elephants, as well as lorries full of builders’ materials for the next stages of development.
We are very pleased to have come so far in such a short time, thanks to some wonderful grants that we have received. We will continue to fund raise actively so that we can move quickly to complete the clinic and build the education centre. If you can help us in any way at all please let us know by clicking here.
It has been hugely helpful to have one of our Trustees, and Chairman of our sister Thai charity, Jakrapob Thaotad, on hand to monitor and project manage the road building. It has taken a lot of his time but what an achievement! Thanks, Jake.