TMO Helpdesk support to Sankhuwasabha

By RAP 3 on April 17, 2019


As a part of TMO helpdesk support to RAP3 pilot districts, Assistant Engineer Janak Kharel visited Sankhuwasabha district from 7th - 14th Apr 2019 to support the Infrastructure Development Office (IDO), Sankhuwasabha in monitoring, supervision and payment of RMGs. 9 RMGs in 9 different DRCNs were contracted and mobilized from Magh 2075 (Mid-Jan 2019) by the IDO. Janak visited all the sites along with the technical person appointed by IDO for RAP RMGs supervision and provided on-the-job training to the technical person about work volume calculation, issuing work plan, monitoring and supervision of works and filling inspection forms. Also, The IDO was assisted to finalize the pending bills from the last three months and RMGs are expected to be paid within a few days. After the visit, it is expected that the IDO will run RMGs more effectively and smoothly in the coming days.

Public Audit and RMG’s Refresher Training

By RAP 3 on July 6, 2018


Sankhuwasabha DTA has successfully conducted two day programme of Public Audit and RMG’s refresher training. In the first day there was a theoretical session, followed by a practical session the next day. Nine DRCNs were divided into five clusters. Each cluster was represented by M/RM representatives, TFP and ward representatives. On the first part of training Public Audit of RMGs was done, which mainly aims to ensure the fair wage distribution among the RMG members and ensure transparency in monetary as well as goods item.  Similarly, on the second part RMG refresher training was conducted in the presence of RMG members of respective road corridors and Technical Focal person. The participants were briefed about the duties and responsibilities of RMGs, use of tools and safety, field monitoring and inspection, RMGs insurance and work specification. The public audit and refresher training was conducted from 22nd June to 1st July  2018 and facilitated by DTA team GE Balkrishna Dahal, OM Khadga Bdr. Thapa, SAME Sanjeev Yadav along with DTO representative Mr. Hari Raj Khatri.

Payment certification of RMGs wage from local level

By RAP 3 on June 7, 2018


In Sankhuwasabha, trained Technical Focal Person of respective Municipality/Rural Municipality started to certify the RMGs wage bill. They have started to take the signatory authority in RMG work plans, inspection sheet and work measurement sheet. Supported by the RAP DTA this is part of the handover to government by the end of July. During the recent field visit for payment certification, DTA technicians were accompanied by technical focal person of respective M/RM in all sites to verify the RMGs work. After verification they finalised the RMG wage bill and certified it for payment.

Completion of internal audit in Sankhuwasabha

By RAP 3 on June 7, 2018


Rakesh Khadka, Contract/Finance officer and Rajaram Parajuli, Office/Accounts assistance from TMO conducted the internal audit in Sankhuwasabha on 24th & 25th of May 2018. The audit covered the period June 2017 to April 2018. The main purpose of audit was to check whether RAP 3 defined procedures for payment to suppliers and documentation were followed. The team also verified the monthly cash and bank statement of TA, MC and LRN documents, inventory record list, round trip, attendance, vehicle log book and ASP fund balance with their relevant supporting documents in the prescribed template. The findings were presented to the DTA with some suggestions to ensure strong documentation.

Development progress of Pachkhapan Municipality

By RAP 3 on February 15, 2018


Jaljala-Behabare-Wanna (09A00DR) located in Pachkhapan Municipality is one of the nine DRCNs in Sankhuwasabha for which RAP3 is providing technical support. The municipality has started the infrastructure development work after the election of local and province.  The municipality has allocated a Rs. ten million budget for widening, gradient works and gravelling of the road.  The technical focal person has mentioned that the municipality is preparing a perspective plan of interventions of services and facilities as per the accessibility analysis.

Rapid Condition Survey in Sankhuwasabha

By RAP 3 on December 23, 2017


RAP 3 DTA SAN has completed Rapid Condition Survey of four DRCN roads 09A012DR, 09A018DR, 09A003DR, and 09A008DR in presence of technical representatives from each municipality and rural municipality.  The main purpose of RCS was to make aware of M/RM for SMG/RMG estimation and ARAMP preparation in next year. The team identified and proposed different structures such as gabion wall, toe wall, causeway, stone soling, dry wall etc. and informed to respective M/RM chairperson.  

SAN second workshop

By RAP 3 on December 18, 2017


DTA SAN successfully completed its second round workshop on 18th December 2017. The program was presented by LRNMC Harihar Bhandari from TMO and facilitated by DTA team SAN. The main objective of the workshop was to clarify about RAP 3 strategy and its working period as well as taking feedback from the representatives and possibility of work to be carried out in SAN during 2018. Various queries and suggestions were discussed during the workshop. In the program, there was presence of DTO chief Suman Shakya, Acting LDO Mitra Lal Lamsal, District Engineer Ramesh Kumar Shrestha and representatives from each municipality and rural municipality.

RMG refresher training


The training was organized in each of the road corridors. The training was conducted for one day despite the guidelines recommending it for 2 days. The difficulty of movement during the monsoon and the poor condition of the roads made it difficult for RMG movement. The training however covered all the components in the RMG guideline. Both theory and practical classes were conducted. The training was conducted for two days with the first day in theory and the second day for the practicals.


Venue                   : Chainpur, Chichila, Wana and Mulkharka

Workshop Date    : 1st – 8th August 2017

 The training was conducted by the GE and the SAME of Sankhuwasabha DTA. The RMG members were given a brief introduction on the program and the program schedule was explained to them. After the brief introduction of the program to be conducted there was a introduction session where all those present in the training introduced themselves. The formal training sessions began after the introduction program. The training had the same sequence of sessions in all the road corridors. The theoretical section of the training was carried out by the GE, Aadit Pathak followed by the practical sessions being carried out by SAME, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

RAP 3 DTA-R/Municipality coordination meeting


Coordination meeting with the respective R/Municipality and DTA was held from the 16th to 23rd August 2017. The meeting was aided by DCC as the LDO issued a letter to all the R/Municipalities to aid the monitoring of RMG. The main agenda of the meeting was the same in all the R/Municipality. The meeting was organised at the following venues.

  1. Chainpur Municipality-Chainpur
  2. Chichila Rural Municipality- Chichila
  3. Num Rural Municipality- Num
  4. Pachkhapan Municipality- Wana
  5. Dharmadevi Municipality- Mude

Out of the 10 R/Municipalities in the district the 9 road corridors fall in the above 5 R/Municipalities. The meeting was conducted in the presence of the RMG chairperson, Municipal Head, technician, Chairperson of the R/Municipality , GE, OM, SAME from RAP 3 DTA and other staff members present at the Municipal office. The agendas of the meeting were as follows in all the R/Municipalities.

  1. Monitoring of the RMG works by R/Municipalities
  2. Preparation of workplan of the RMG along with DTA
  3. Address problems faced by the RMG
  4. Communicate between the locals and RMG for effective results
  5. Proceed towards technical handover in the coming months.

The participants in the meeting in all the R/Municipalities were very positive on the work being carried out by the RMGs and have committed to monitoring their works and slowly proceeding towards a technical handover of the RMG in the long run.

Landslide at Kitingdada-Bihibare road


The DTA team carried out field visit to Kitingdada-Bihibare road corridor on the 31st July 2017. The road has been affected by landslide in multiple places. Some of the highlights of the road status can be summarised by the points below.

  • The road is 10 km long and connects Bihibare market to the SRN at Kitingdada.
  • The soil is a mixture of red clayey soil and boulder mixed soil with hard soil and hard rock at some places( CH 6+000+)
  • There are areas that are highly affected (CH 2+500, CH 3+500, CH 6+500) by landslides. There is active mass movement in those areas and in CH 6+500 the road section is narrow (3m ).
  • Slide at 3+500 is huge (exceeding 100m3 ) and the RMG have been instructed to clear the slide after the rain stops. The members have cleared a 2m wide section so that vehicle movement is unhindered
  • The slide at 2+500 has stopped moving and is currently stable.