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Following the signing of a bi-lateral agreement between the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the Department for International Development (DFID), the Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP 3) is being implemented in 14 districtsof Nepal since 2013.  After the introduction of a Federal Government established through local elections, House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections in 2017, an important activity for RAP3 remains to handover Road Maintenance Groups (RMGs) management to local levels. This follows GoN’s move to fully fund RAP3 RMG implementation costs from November 2016. To better equip them, RAP3 is providing training to DTO technical persons and technical focal persons of all municipalities/rural municipalities of the District where RAP3 RMGs are active. The purpose of this event is to make technical representatives clear about RMGs and their working procedure, RMG maintenance activities, tools and safety equipment, work plan template, timing of maintenance activities, inspection formats and contract templates as well as providing guidance on supervision and monitoring techniques. Accordingly, as a part of capacity enhancement of R/Municipalities and DTO technical personnel, two days training on “RMGs Management Handover to Local Levels” has been conducted by DTA, Sankhuwasabha.

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The Sannnigaht-Syuna-Shipkhana district road (SSDR) is a newly constructed earthen road forming part of Kalikot’s District Road Core Network.The road construction started in October 2013 and has substantially been completed by December 2017, as standard norms of DoLIDAR. It was taken up by RAP3  based  on  Kalikot’s  5-Year  District  Transport  Master  Plan.  The  former  District  Development Committee  (DDC)  had  prioritized  this  road  mentioning  that  this  road  provides  road  facility to  large number of population in minimum investment. The road is 18 km long and serves the population of 22,824 comprising Phukot, Syuna, Shipkhana, and Mumra villages and 7 schools. The SSDR is now connected  to  Khulalui-Hilsa  (Karnali  corridor)  which  is  an  important  and  strategic  road  of  Nepal government and provides economic opportunities for the people of this area. It obviously increases access to regional and national markets, health and education sector.

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A news article has been published in Himal Khabar Patrika Weekly on 18th February 2018 about the Sannighat-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road – SSDR (18 km), Kalikot.

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Raskot (Kalikot) –When the procession of passenger vehicles reached Raskot section of Sannigadh-Sipkhana road (18 km) via the Karnali corridor on Wednesday, the ecstatic locals welcomed them with garlands to the tunes of local musical instruments.

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For the 2016/17 construction season RAP3 launched piloting of a new approach for the performance of Specific Road Maintenance which covers spot improvements to deal with critical access bottlenecks on the DRCN. Piloting was performed in Achham, Dailekh, Doti and Jumla with an annual budget per District of NRs 6 million under RAP3 direct funding. This report presents feedback on this first year of piloting in order to inform the intended further pilotingthrough a 2nd year (2017/18 i.e. RAP3 IY4) and is based largely on post-work questionnaires combining the views of RAP3 DTA, DCCs and the SMGs.

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RAP3 has worked in Kalikot since October 2013 on two roads, the 18km Sannighat-Syuna-Phipkhana District Road and the 6km Jarkot-Ramnakot District road.

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The aim of the LRN Implementation Manual is to provide all members of the LRN team with the details of where the documents and procedures required to deliver the LRN component of phase 3 of the Rural Access Programme can be found and to ensure that all District teams are working from the current version of all documents and procedures. As a result, the LRN Implementation Manual is presented in a lever arch folder so that updated procedures and documents can easily be removed and replaced with the new version as required. 

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