Ban Phalak Project is Killed
- From: wexatlao@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:52:15 -0700 (PDT)
A source said that Dr. Pao's Vientiane assessment delegation to visit
Ban Phalak this week is dead. Read his political propaganda proposal
"DRAFT (1): BAN PATHANA PHALAK PROJECT
BACKGROUND of Ban Phatana Phalak:
Ban Phathana Phalak was set up by the LPDR to received the Hmong
from Thailand .
Ban Phalak was funded by Vientiane province had spent about 40
millions of Kip (more than 400,000 $US - according to Mr. Somphet,
VTE provincial governor's report last year) for the first phase of the
project that included 7km new paved road to the village, 50 houses,
two irrigating systems(sets), two Ford tractors and others needed
expenses. The second phase is
under operation nowadays that's including 50 new houses (10 new
houses are already in use http://www.flickr.com/photos/phalak/2217893505/),
3km electric line connection to the village, school, health unit and
work with 400ha farming land.
Phalak settlement comes under Vientiane (Phone Hong) province
it is located in Kasi district.
The area is situated near Kasi, on the way north on highway No 13, at
take a left turn toward Ban Chieng. Drive on for 27 km, you will
Ban Phathana Phalak, an allocated areas of 400 hectares in the Phalak
next to the Lak river. The pain is flat and with proper development,
could turn into 370 hectares of wet rice paddy, supporting about 100
The first group of returnees arrived at the Ban Phalak in the
then, there are 11 families people have resettled at Ban Phalak.
the returnees were joined by other villagers who were relocated from
highland, a total of 50 families (including of 11 families as
Thailand - 192 people) lives in and around the Ban Phalak. The total
is 326 people with 120 children and 166 women. Among the Hmong
from Thailand in Ban Phalak, there are about 43 school children, 25 of
primary and 17 slightly older kids.
There are two teachers (Ms Moua Xiong) and two nurses (Ms Pa Lor & Kou
Ban Phalak was visited by Mr. Yaseng, Chief Cabinet of Department
Affairs and Mr. Ly Ying, Director of the Committee for External
on 28 August 2007.
About 5 months ago, Yong took a group of media to visit Ban Phalak.
Mr Lytou Bouapao, Vice Minister Education visited Ban Phalak in late
See more information at Youtube:
LAONORK BAN PHALAK PROJECT:
COORDINATORS OF PROJECT:
Mr. [S K] (US)
Ms [R I] (Oz)
Others: (To be confirmed)
To enhance the life of the women and children of Ban Phalak.
Women and Children
Possible Projects: Targeting the Welfare of the children & Women in
one or more of the following areas:
1. Healthcare of the children and Maternity health of the women.
2. Improve the Medical care to the children & women.
3. Improve education to the children of Ban Phalak.
4. Improve the living condition to the children of Ban Phalak.
5. Other projects as deemed necessary.
PHASE 1 OF THE PROJECT:
Visit to Ban Phalak to obtain information about the NEED of the
and Women of Ban Phalak. (NB: Soulivanh and Ratamany are waiting for
the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs to set a date for their visit to
Ban Phalak in early March 2008.)
PHASE 2 OF BAN PHALAK PROJECT:
Based on the NEED of the children and women of Ban Phalak as compiled
from the initial visit, *future plan for assistance will be discussed
If there is a need, another visit to Ban Phalak may be planned for
the Good Will Delegation.
* Further possible projects will be discussed .
(* TBC based on the information from the first visit by [S] & [R])"
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