This remote northern town was once known as Fort Hertz. Even in 2004, it was an isolated and remote town with trucks from Myitkyina to Putao transiting for up to three weeks! This was one of the reasons we decided to install Australian made steel/zincalume prefabricated tanks, readily transportable on pallets. The hotel was to be built in Mulashidi approximately 7 km outside Putao. After an initial survey in 2004, we decided to pump water from the Nam Lang River, more than 50m below the hotel site. A plateau was carved out of the mountainside enabling the steel tanks and plant room to be built. The water treatment comprised modern filtration and chlorination and utilized Australian Davey pumps known for their small footprint, longevity and economic electrical consumption. In fact, we went on to install Davey pumps in the hundreds throughout Myanmar. The hotel became The Lisu and later The Malikha Lodge. In 2010, we were asked to expand upon our original design and our team once again deployed to Putao. The Malikha Lodge was built as an ECO & adventure Lodge. River Rafting and mountain hiking were envisaged. Those plans were made in 2004, however, the full scope was never realized. Nonetheless, a first-class lodge was built and beckons those adventure tourists.
Mulashidi is a remote village divided by the Nam Lang River,
a pristine blue water river flowing from the Myanmar Himalayas.
A water wheel is installed in an adjacent tributary Creek and
apparently is used for rice milling and electricity generation
for the village was generated. It appears that it was installed
circa 1900 and build in Scotland, still operational until the present.