Health and Hope deliver a number of one-off projects to support core objectives, either directly or in partnership with other organisations. These currently include re-building Health and Hope Myanmar's training centre in Lailenpi that was destroyed in a cyclone in 2017 and supporting the construction of an Airstrip in Lailenpi town alongside Mission Aviation Fellowship.
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We are delighted to be partnering with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), to develop and build an airstrip in Lailenpi. The airstrip will reduce travel time to Yangon from two to three days by land, to just 90 minutes by air. The project requires moving over 300,000 cubic meters of earth and infilling the sides of the mountain to create an 800m long airstrip. Despite being a large and complex project, the work has inspired support from the Vice-President of Myanmar, the Director of Civil Aviation and the Deputy Minister.
The airstrip will provide a means to deliver essential medical supplies and personnel to the region, as well as support emergency aid to rural communities in times of natural disasters. The official ground breaking ceremony took place in May 2019 and work on clearing the land has now commenced, with the aim for the airstrip to be completed by May 2020!
The video below describes the scale of the task ahead for the construction team.