Savan Logistics helps deliver flood relief aid to homeless in Attapeu

Date: 07, Aug, 2018   Time: 9:20 am
Vice Governor of Savannaket province Mr Khamphoune Touphaythoune (third from right) and Mr Tee Chee Seng GM Savan Park SEZ & Vice Governor of SEZA Mr Sylaphet Keodouangsy (fourth from right) hand over supplies for flood victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.

Vice Governor of Savannaket province Mr Khamphoune Touphaythoune (third from right) and Mr Tee Chee Seng GM Savan Park SEZ & Vice Governor of SEZA Mr Sylaphet Keodouangsy (fourth from right) hand over supplies for flood
victims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province.

CEO of Savan Logistics Mr Jean Pierre (fourth right) attends a donation handover ceremony at the Savan Logistics’ Donation Collection Point, with relief aid and other items given by Mukdahan Rescuers last week.

CEO of Savan Logistics Mr Jean Pierre (fourth right) attends a donation handover ceremony at the Savan Logistics’ Donation Collection Point, with relief aid and other items given by Mukdahan Rescuers last week.

Savannakhet province authorities and the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone in collaboration with Savan Logistics Co., Ltd. last week provided free transport of donated and relief items from                                                                                                                Savannakhet to Attapeu provinces as part of the company’s                                                                                                                  humanitarian aid.

Mercy Malaysia sends medicines via Collection Points at Savan Park SEZ.

Mercy Malaysia sends medicines via Collection Points at Savan Park SEZ.

Savan Logistics learnt of the tragedy in Attapeu province and the devastating consequences. In keeping with the ideals of both the initiators and collaborators, Savan Park immediately opened to members of the public who wished to handle donated items for the last mile of delivery to people in Attapeu province.

With the complete facilities of Savan Logistics Co., Ltd. such as a storage yard, trucks, containers, truck drivers, safety officers, etc, the company was immediately able to act as a logistics centre for the delivery of all donated items to the affected area.

A loaded container is about to leave for Attapeu province.

A loaded container is about to leave for Attapeu province.

Savan Logistics learnt that travelling to Attapeu using small trucks or sedan cars was unsafe and would mean that not many goods could be transported.

Most kind-hearted persons had no place to give donations for people in Attapeu because logistics issues were problematic.

People in surrounding provinces were not able to travel Attapeu and
the use of small trucks might result in high logistics cost and be a burden on donors.

Small sedans are not able to reach Attapeu because the current road conditions are bad and most of the affected areas are inaccessible by                                                                                                  ordinary cars. 

All of the supplies are delivered to the authorities in Attapeu province.

All of the supplies are delivered to the authorities in Attapeu province. 

And donors might be confused or unsure about receiving centres in Attapeu. Experienced drivers from Savan Logistics with two drivers on board would make sure the relief supplies arrived promptly.

To ensure the delivery arrived on time, both Savannakhet provincial authorities and the Savan- Seno Special Economic Zone Authority provided the final information on delivery zones.

As of July 24, 3 units of 40ft containers and 4 units of 20ft containers had been delivered to Attapeu province. Currently Savan Logistics is consolidating donated goods and another delivery will take place as soon as possible.

In this disaster, the provincial authorities and company learnt that logistics plays an important role in this flood relief aid. Without logistics relief, supplies are unable to reach those in need.

Laos’ first Dry Port is well established in Savan Park, Savannakhet province. The relevant authorities are located within the Dry Port to provide one-stop services. With the establishment of one-stop services within the Dry Port, import-export issues can be eased quickly. In addition, LTL services are available within three days from China to the Savannakhet Dry Port.

Transportation was initiated by the Managing Director of Savan Logistics Mr Daovone Phachanthavong, CEO of Savan Logistics Mr Jean Pierre, and General Manager of Savan Park Mr Tee Chee Seng.

Donors comprised different sectors and individuals including Savan Logistics Co., Ltd., Savan Park, and various investors from the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone.

Also donating to the relief effort were the Savan- Seno Special Economic Zone Authority, Mukdahan Provincial Authority, members of the public from Nakhon Phanom and Sakhon Nakhon provinces in Thailand, and Kasetsart University in Sakhon Nakhon province, Thailand.

Others making contributions included the rescue teams from Mukdahan and Nakhon Phanom provinces in Thailand, Vat Xieng Soum Nakhon Phanom in Thailand, the rescue team from the Thailand Transport Association in Khon Kaen, and members of the public in Khon Kaen province.

Also donating to the cause were the Thailand Consulate in Savannakhet province and Mercy Malaysia and the Maybank Foundation of Malaysia.

The Finnish International Development Agency at the Savan Centre also contributed, along with the Embassy of Malaysia to Laos, Savan DKLS Co., Ltd., Savan Resorts and Casino, the Central Group of Thailand, and members of the public in Savannakhet province.

Most of the donated items comprised drinking water, dried and canned food, blankets, clothing, sanitary items, temporary toilets, coffins, medical equipment and medicines, canopies, desks, boat engines and cash.

 

Source: Vientiane Times Issue 81 (06 August 2018)