The construction of the stupa sanitation block was completed by the local teams after the departure of the PPF Fellowship team in April.

The new block is a healthy and safe improvement on the previous “facilities”.

The team worked on the roofing – the metal truss system was a new technology for them, another skill under their belts now – the wall rendering, and installation of water lines, taps and drainage. A painting team was contracted for the striking paintwork, matching the newly done gomba (monastery).

With the mid year rains coming, the team worked with the Municipality Engineer to manage runoff and drainage from the hill to the east of the building, before adding final touches to the interior.

We discussed cleaning and maintenance schedules, which will be managed by the stupa caretakers who live on site.

Many thanks again to the Australian, PPF, and local teams for this coordinated effort.

July 25th, 2019