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RMGs management handover to Municipalities, Jumla
by: RAP 3      on: 20th Aug, 2018

DTA Jumla successfully conducted RMGs management handover training to Technical Focal Persons (TFP) of Municipalities/Rural Municipalities on 18th and 19th of August 2018. Out of 8 local bodies of Jumla, 7 TFPs from 7 local bodies participated in the training. The program was chaired by DCC Vice-Chairman Mr. Karma Buda. RAP3 RTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha delivered a short welcome speech along with a clarification of the objectives of the training. DCO of DCC, Hari Prasad Ghimire presented his best wishes to the participants. After the introduction of every participants, the opening session was closed by DCC vice-chairman where he briefly clarified the importance of RMGs. The main objective of the training was to make the Technical Focal Person aware of the importance of RMGs, its approach, principles and fundamentals, working modality, guidelines and detailed operation and work evaluation and bill preparation.

Two Wheeler test drive on Jarkot-Ramnakot DR
by: RAP 3      on: 20th Aug, 2018

Kalikot RAP3 DTA successfully conducted a two – wheeler (Bike) Test Drive on 5.93km Jarkot – Ramnakot DR (JRDR) on 18th of August 2018. The road is under construction by RAP3 Palata LRUC. Currently 14/15 RBGs, 23/28 SBGs and 4/4 Drill groups are actively involved in the construction work. Starting from Jarkot bazaar, a total of 7 bikes reached the end point of the road. No formal program was organized for the event as the prime objective of the test drive was to motivate RBGs /SBGs for timely completion of the road. However, no traffic will be allowed to ply the road until the final completion of the road including road safety measures.

Inventory works started at SSDR, Kalikot
by: RAP 3      on: 17th Aug, 2018

Inventory works including longitudinal and cross section survey works started at Shantighat-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road (SSDR) from 11th August 2018 for preparation of the Final Completion Report for SSDR. The survey team was lead by SEO and conducted the inventory works to update the road chainage, road width, road side structures, side drains and cross drainage structures, bio-engineering works, road safety measures and EMP works.

Bikash ko Bato
by: RAP 3      on: 17th Aug, 2018

Episode: 18/01                                                  Broadcast Date: 19th August 2018

Issue:Preparedness of local government for disaster risk prevention

 

Last week our listeners from Dailkeh, Mugu and Bajura mentioned a major problem they want Bikash ko Bato to discuss, namely, issues relating to natural calamities. Locals of Mugu residing near the banks of the Buka River and around Talcha airport shared how their homes and fields are in danger of being swept away by floods and landslides. Issues linked to natural calamities comes under responsibility of local government and this week the programme will talk about the preparedness of local governments and risk prevention of natural calamities. Bikash ko Bato will discuss with various local representatives and locals of Dadeldhura, Humla and Doti about the budget allocations in these matter and programs and preparedness being conducted by both locals communities and local governments.

Public Audit of SMG payment
by: RAP 3      on: 13th Aug, 2018

A Public Audit of SMG-2 of Dailekh-Naumule DRCN road was held on 20th July 2018, after which only three out of six groups remain. There were 16 (6 Male and 10 Female) members of the group present on that day, held at one of the SMG member house.  Mr Kamal Adhikari (OM) conducted the Audit and IoW and IE were there to facilitate the program. They received the money due (Final IPC) and the inventory of the tools that they needed to return to RAP3 was also specified.   The audit concluded after receiving feedback from the SMG members on what should be done to improve this model in the years to come. All the SMG are happy with the payment made by the RAP3 for their specific maintenance work as per the contract.

RBGs benefited by Hat Bazar in Bajura
by: RAP 3      on: 13th Aug, 2018

With the initiation of Budiganga Municipality, Hat Bazaar has started at Bamkabazar one month back. Local producers and buyers meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Trade is mainly of seasonal vegetables such as green chili, rayo, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, snake gourd, pumpkin twig, onion, local mango being sold. RBG members are directly benefited by the Hat Bazar.RBG members are busy earning cash through the cultivation, harvesting and marketing of vegetables.

 

Internal Audit – RMG Handover
by: RAP 3      on: 13th Aug, 2018

Mr. Tika Maden and Mr. Tulsi Neupane, Internal Auditors of RAP 3 visited DTA, Doti to observe the effectiveness of RAP3 approaches applied for handing over RMGs works to the local bodies. On 23rd July 2018, DTA team, internal auditors in the presence of Chairperson of KI Singh Rural Municipality Mr. Lokendra Shahi and Chairperson of Ward 4 of KI Singh RM, Mr. Jay Bahadur Dhami discussed RMG related works and RMs capability to manage and takeover related works. The chairperson of KI Singh RM added that he was interested in mobilizing new RMGs in Bagnatte - Deurad and Rajpur - Bhumirajmaundau municipal roads. The DTA provided RMG guidelines translated in Nepali and will provide full technical support until the new RMGs are formed.

Farewell of GE Aadit Pathak
by: RAP 3      on: 13th Aug, 2018

Mr Adit Pathak has been a great asset to the RAP3 Dailekh DTA ever since he came here as a graduate engineer (GE). His contribution towards the proper functioning of the program is acknowledged by each and every member of the RAP3 Dailekh team. Now his tenure has come to an end. His ability as an engineer along with his lighthearted spirit is highly appreciated and he will be greatly missed. Overall he has been working on the RAP3 program since May of 2015 and since November 2017 as a GE in Dailekh DTA. As a token of admiration, RAP3 DTA team held a small farewell ceremony on 22nd July 2018, where Mr Rajendra K. Shrestha (RTL) gave a short speech and everybody gave him best wishes for his future. Mr Adit stated his appreciation for the support he received while working here and hoped to meet everyone in the future.

NAST FEC celebrates International Youth Day
by: RAP 3      on: 13th Aug, 2018

NAST FEC celebrated International Youth Day on 12th August, 2018 by organising a motivational panel discussion on “Innovation and Youth.” The facilitator for the event was local motivational speaker Mr. Chet Raj Pant. 70 students, including FEC members, participated in the event.

New RMGs Mobilization from Local Bodies
by: RAP 3      on: 13th Aug, 2018

Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality and Nawadurga Rural Municipality mobilized additional RMGs in the rest of the VRCN roads from Shrawan 2075. Ganyapdhura R/M assigned 36 maintenance workers in 6 different roads of the rural municipalities who will carry out the routine and recurrent maintenance activities in respective roads. Mr. Nabal Bahadur Malla, Chairperson of Ganuapdhura R/M mentioned that, “We have been observing the works performed by RMGs implemented by RAP and found that with an investment of a minimal budget, large volume of potential damage has been prevented and further small-scale damages are being regularly maintained. Last year we only faced two days stoppage of the vehicle due to high flooded river and no any further disruption throughout the year. We have constructed many roads and we initiated to prevent them from likely damage.” Similarly, Nawadurga Rural Municipality has mobilized 27 such maintenance workers who will maintain 54 KM of the VRCNs. The construction tools and safety gears were provided to the workers. These groups were formed and mobilized based on the RMGs guideline with some modification.