The long awaited relief has finally arrived in the remote mountain village of Khek Noi, some 3000ft above MSL and also home to more than 14,000 Hmong villagers, many living below the poverty line.
This is the first relief mission that entails 2 different sets of cargos departing from 2 different towns, more than 1000km apart. Timing & coordination was crucial to ensure that the timing was just right to allow for unloading as well as reloading of transferred reliefs back onto the heavy truck bound for our Chiang Mai Office.
Here is a short post log
8.30am – Unloading completed with noodles stored in RADION’s Micro-enterprise office (SHOPHOUSE!)
9.00am- Deployment of lead vehicle to rendezvous with 40ft container arriving into the Khek Noi Village.
9.35am – Container arrives at the entrance of Khek Noi Village and pulled to an abrupt halt as the driver was not confident that the container has enough height clearance. This was because new bamboo scaffolding were built at the village entrance for repainting, bringing down the ceiling height by 1 meter.
9.45am – The container was carefully guided in, clearing the overhead obstacles by inches.