Went to the Rio Frio site and saw the crew and contractor, who have begun the construction process. Contractor Jose said that the Municipality had not delievered water to the site as of yet for construction purposes. The crew needs 1000 gallons twice per week for the construction, so we called and got an audience with Mayor Medardo Lara, who quickly made a phone call and resolved the issue.
Today, Mauricio, Olga and I drove to San Vicente (2hrs. from San Salvador) to check the progress of the fence. CAFRED always requires that the Municipality build a fence to surround any new school that we build.
The Municipality has the completion of the fence at 80%. Tomorrow we will have a follow-up meeting with the contractor, Jose, to set a start date for the school construction..
Today at 5 PM, CAFRED EVP Mauricio and our contractor for Rio Frio, San Vicente School will meet to discuss the progress of the Municipality to build the fence so we can set a date to begin construction. It will be a great opportunity to be able to watch the construction from beginning to end. Rio Frio is a two-hour drive from San Salvador and a 4X4 is needed to get to the school.
In flight from DC to Houston, on my way to El Salvador. The mountains below are a study in charcoal while I watch Anderson Cooper reporting from Egypt on the Direct TV($6) and contemplate my next two months in El Salvador.