Like ants crawling across the horizon, Nuevo Mundo machines move along the emerging road, meter by meter, each attending to its own task. During the past month, these machines hauled thousands of truckloads of dirt excavated while dredging the Laguna Sulti Reservoir earlier this year, plus thousands of truckloads of gravel from the nearby Punata River.
Now they’re alternating the next required tasks: leveling and compacting, then leveling and compacting again, six inches at a time, until they reach the desired height. When the resulting two-lane, three-mile, solid gravel road is finished at the end of September, it will connect the village of Toco to Chirusi, the location of the community’s new school.
Toco-Chirusi Road: Part of the Punata Regional Complex
Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Punata Regional Complex
- Celebrating the Expansion of Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir & Beginning of Punata Regional Complex
- Farmers Travel to Visit Water Reservoirs in Other Communities
- Halfway Through 2022: Working Together to Help Bolivian Communities
- World Water Day 2022: Partnering with Bolivian Communities to Improve Access to Water
- Dedicating Mano a Mano’s New School in Chirusi Rosario, Bolivia on March 25th
- Dedicating a New Water Well in Chirusi, Bolivia (March 2022)