News 2011

Sunlabob installs solar water pumps at Northern Agriculture and Forestry College

In Dec 2010, Sunlabob installed solar water pumps at the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College in Luang Prabang, Northern Laos.

Drawing water from natural sources, such as the nearby Nam Xueang river and the Nong Samka lake , the pumps serve two purposes. Firstly, they are used for agricultural activities in which they deliver a constant source of water for livestock and crop irrigation etc. Secondly, they are used to supply water for domestic use to the staff and students in their living areas and dormitories.

Prior to this in July 2010, as part of the same project, Sunlabob had installed other renewable energy systems, such as water purification systems, at the college.

With financial support from the Swiss government, Swiss NGO Helvetas implemented SURAFCO, a project to Support the Reform of the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College, aiming - amongst others - to improve the college's infrastructure and provide the necessary facilities for improved water access throughout the campus. A building, dedicated to drinking water technology, will serve as a drinking water source for all students and teachers and also as a hub to educate students on water purification techniques.

Sunlabob will subsequently supply AC pumps, water tanks and irrigation materials to the school, and conduct training sessions on how to use the equipment.

Sunlabob is proud to be able to provide a sustainable eco-friendly learning environment to the staff and students at Northern Agriculture and Forestry College.

For more information on the Northern Agriculture and Forestry College, please visit the NAFC website.