Posted on 17th April 2020 by Chris Jones
We're delighted that progress on the Lailenpi Airstrip continues despite the lockdown, with the team improvising to find the materials and equipment needed to get the runway complete on time.
Terry remains the lead engineer on site and the enormous excavation work is almost finished. A large rock in the middle of the mountain (visible in the video fly through) continues to need daily blasting. With dynamite in short supply it is one of remaining challenges to overcome!
If disruptions to source materials can be avoided, paving for the airstrip will begin in the third week of April with an aim to be complete at the end of May.