The current state of play
Dear Friends of Diospi Suyana, on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, when no operations are being performed, we can continue our steady progress of the necessary conversion work to connect the new operating theatres to the existing ones. In the meantime the walled up windows have been completely plastered and tiled from the inside. The two storerooms for the operating theatre equipment are now connected via an open passageway. We are currently working on the new wing’s access to the aeration and ventilation systems.
In the first week of April the Terrazzo-floor specialist will perform his work. The required materials arrived recently from Lima on our building site. Laying the wall tiles is progressing nicely.
Head of our workshop, Oebele de Haan, and his crew have installed the emergency outside ladder for the Media Centre’s top floor.
Kindergarten building site: the backfilling works are finished and the bottom floor has been covered with a thin granular subbase. Currently the edges of the 250m² large foundation plate are being encased and the lowest layer of the reinforcement is being put in place. Unfortunately you cannot find the reinforcement steel meshes that are produced industrially anywhere in Peru. Connecting the thin irons (mostly ¼”) is a lot of hard, tedious and slow work. It is my plan and my hope that we will be able to concrete the foundation plate in two sittings next week, even though an important worker will be away for a week, since he will assist completing a radio broadcasting station near Lake Titicaca.
Cordial greeting from Curahuasi and wishing you a blessed weekend, Udo.