Greetings from Cambodia! The long radio silence from this side of the worlds has been due to some unfortunate set backs in our building process. According to our original construction schedule the entire building was supposed to be ready on June 15th. The deadline was pushed forward several times but by mid July even the foundations were not ready, material deliveries and work were delayed repeatedly, the quality of the work was poor, workers were going on strike due to unpaid salaries, the community was getting restless and it became obvious that something needed to be done. Hence we unfortunately had to let our contractor go two weeks ago. Before he left the site, he was finally able to produce the long awaited ground beam but unfortunately in such poor quality that it has to be taken down and recast.
But every cloud has a silver lining: luckily we were able to find a new contractor with good recommendations quickly, thanks to our local contacts, and we signed with him already last week and now he has restarted the work on site! Mr Heang and B.Q.C. we put our faith in you from now on! Demolition of the ground beam is on it's way, construction will continue immediately after and the building should be ready by Christmas. Let's see how it goes this time.