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October 10, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

Travel Experience

In 2011, the Mekong Project, ADB Bank and local government started the Chay Lap project with a vision to develop tourism in a largely passed through area near the entrance to Ke-Bang National Park. In order to increase efficiency and provide more jobs for local people, the Quang Binh government decided to hand Chay Lap over to Oxalis in 2015. The small bungalows nestled at the base of the ancient karst formations, only a few kilometers from the National Park, were the perfect foundation for Oxalis to create an incredible oasis. The original rooms were upgraded and 16 new rooms were built. The swimming pool area was revitalized, lush gardens were planted and infrastructure was improved with the addition of a restaurant, pool bar, reception building and administrative area. All of these improvements have led to Chay Lap Farmstay becoming a retreat for adventure seekers of all types.

Responsibility

Chay Lap Farmstay is a proud part of the Oxalis family. We adhere closely to their core values of economical sustainability, environmental conservation and community involvement. These are a factor in all business decisions and plans for our future. We follow strict recycling practices and are developing a composting plan to manage the kitchen waste and improve our garden; in doing so, we are greatly reducing what we send to the landfill.

Business Case

Chay Lap Farmstay employs over 60 people now and are very proud that 90% of them are local. Not only are we impacting the community with employment opportunities, we are creating an environment for personal development and the chance for local people to develop their own small businesses to cater to the needs of the tourists that we are bringing to the area and sending out into the surrounding villages. The positive impact is far reaching. With the support from Oxalis and their well-received business practices, Chay Lap will continue to grow and develop as a contributor to the local community and place where our guests feel the positive effects of our involvement. We will continue to provide stable employment for local people and support local businesses in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

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In 2011, the Mekong Project, ADB Bank and local government started the Chay Lap project with a vision to develop tourism in a largely passed through area near the entrance to Ke-Bang National Park. In order to increase efficiency and provide more jobs for local people, the Quang Binh government decided to hand Chay Lap over to Oxalis in 2015. The small bungalows nestled at the base of the ancient karst formations, only a few kilometers from the National Park, were the perfect foundation for Oxalis to create an incredible oasis. The original rooms were upgraded and 16 new rooms were built. The swimming pool area was revitalized, lush gardens were planted and infrastructure was improved with the addition of a restaurant, pool bar, reception building and administrative area. All of these improvements have led to Chay Lap Farmstay becoming a retreat for adventure seekers of all types.

Chay Lap Farmstay is a proud part of the Oxalis family. We adhere closely to their core values of economical sustainability, environmental conservation and community involvement. These are a factor in all business decisions and plans for our future. We follow strict recycling practices and are developing a composting plan to manage the kitchen waste and improve our garden; in doing so, we are greatly reducing what we send to the landfill.

Chay Lap Farmstay employs over 60 people now and are very proud that 90% of them are local. Not only are we impacting the community with employment opportunities, we are creating an environment for personal development and the chance for local people to develop their own small businesses to cater to the needs of the tourists that we are bringing to the area and sending out into the surrounding villages. The positive impact is far reaching. With the support from Oxalis and their well-received business practices, Chay Lap will continue to grow and develop as a contributor to the local community and place where our guests feel the positive effects of our involvement. We will continue to provide stable employment for local people and support local businesses in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

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