Groundworks of the NIR have begun!

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Great news from the banks of the Nyabarongo river. The groundworks for the Nile-Institute’s Research & Education center have begun, marking a vital milestone in the project. This marks the foundation upon which the Institute will be erected. Time to dig into the details!

March 6th - Removal of vegetation
March 7th - Builders camp

The first stage of the groundworks involves site preparation, which includes clearing the site of any debris, vegetation, or obstacles that may interfere with the construction process. 

Despite the challenging working conditions, the workers are dedicated to their job and have been able to clear and level the ground using basic tools. It is inspiring to see how they work with precision, accuracy, and commitment.

March 10th - Probing
March 11th - Drainage
March 14th - Groundworks

The next stage of the groundworks is the excavation and grading of the site. Excavation involves removing soil, rock, and other materials from the site, while grading involves shaping the ground to the desired level and slope. 

The Nile-Institute has engaged Etracoha Ltd as the general constructor and has appointed Tecos Ltd for construction supervision. Together with Architect & NIR founder Lode Van Pee, they ensure the groundworks are completed to the highest standards of quality and safety. 

March 15th - 1200 Eucalyptus trees against erosion
March 20th - Plotting the sites
March 20th - Levelling of terrain

The economic & social importance of the NIR project is not to be underestimated. The institute engages 40 to 50 people on a daily basis. Nearly all construction workers live in the nearby village & are very involved in making this a story of success.

Time for drinks, Skol!

March 22nd - Skol!
March 22nd - Skol!