District Annual Review & Engagement Strategy Workshop

District:

Held on 11th Sep 2017 in Achham, one objective of the workshop was to inform newly elected Municipality/Rural-Municipality representatives about RAP3 and seek to understand development related issues and potential collaboration with RAP in the current context of new federal system. DCC chairperson Mr. Nar Bahadur Kunwar chaired the workshop and CDO Mr. Kishor Kumar Chaudhari was chief guest. DCC Social Development Officer Mr. Khadga Bahadur Bista facilitated the programme. Municipality Mayors/Vice-Mayors, Chairperson/Vice-Chairperson of rural municipalities, executive officers, officials of DCC, other stakeholders, beneficiaries and journalists were present in the programme. Altogether 61 participants attended the programme

GIS training

District:

As a part of Annual Support Plan (ASP) to DCC, RAP3 DTA Achham successfully conducted 5 days training on Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) to DCC/DTO & RAP DTA staff form 13th – 17th August 2017. Training was delivered by GIS expert from Naxa Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu.  Altogether 14 participants were trained, 9 from DCC and 5 from RAP3 DTA. The program was inaugurated by Chairperson of DCC and LDO in the meeting hall of DCC. Certificate of completion was provided to all participants at the end of program.

Annual review of fiscal Year 2073/74

District:

District Coordination Committee (DCC) Achham conducted an annual review of the activities and progress achievements of fiscal year 2073/74 on 11th  August 2017. The program was chaired by chief of District Coordination Committee Nar Bahadur Kunwar. Vice president of DCC, Chief District Officer, Local Development Officer, Mayor of Mangalsen Municipality, members of District Coordination Committee, district level political leaders, officials of government and non- government office, representatives of FNCCI, journalist and other stakeholders were present in the program.  The program was concluded with valuable feedbacks and suggestions for proper execution of the developments activities in the context of restructured local bodies in coming year.

RMGs refresher training

District:

RAP 3 DTA Achham conducted one day RMGs refresher training on 29th - 30th July 2017 & 01st -  02nd August  2017 at four different locations. RMGs were refreshed about the objectives of RAP 3, various processes and activities of road maintenance, performance standards of various road elements, various technical and non-technical points to be noted during road maintenance, seasonal road maintenance requirements, payment procedure etc. and made clear their confusions. RMGs were further informed about possible RMGs implementation modality in line with new government structures. Altogether 83 RMGs members were trained among 255 members with 1-3 participants from each group. Training was delivered by GE & IoW. Respective municipality’s representatives were also present during training. 

Story of a SMG member

District:

RAP3 Achham distributed final payment of the SMGs after completion of their work and final evaluation. SMGs memebers seem satisfied to receive wages of their deligence. One of the poor and disadvantaged membesr of Devkanya SMG, Mrs. Dambarkala Khadka received Nrs. 55,382 for working 101 days in the period of 4 months. She expressed her delightful smile when she received her final wages and thanked RAP3 for providing an employment opportunity in her village. She was inspired by the work of RAP3 technicians and wish to encourage her son to take the same path.

TMO visit to Achham

District:

Bill Seal (Engineering Team Leader) & Mahendra Shrestha (Contract Management Specialist) from RAP 3 TMO visited Achham on 1st and 2nd July 2017. They discussed with DTA team about the status and progress of the various activities happening in the district. The team visited the DTA office and the DCC laboratory. The team also made a visit to the two DRCNs of“Mangalsen-Chitre-Payal-Siudi” (DR0011) and “Kirtikham-Lungra (DR003) to observe RMGs and SMGs at work. ETL expressed happiness to see a road well maintained by RMGs and the good performance of the SMGs. The team appriciated the effort of the DTA to implement programme activites and provided feedback for further improvement.

Substantial completion of SMGs work

District:

Specific maintenance activities through specific maintenance groups (SMGs) have been substantially completed at the end of June 2017. 73 SMGs members (32 male & 41 female) were involved in 5 different groups in 3 different DRCNs under direct funding of RAP 3. Total of NPR 6 million budget was allocated for the work to cover all construction tools, materials, safety gears, civil work and management cost. 1/3rd of budget was spent for the procurement of construction tools, materials and safety gears. 2/3rd of the budget was estimated for the civil works mainly for gabion wall, dry stone wall, causeway and dry stone soling activities. DTA has estimated to achieve 75% work progress.

SMGs work monitoring by DCC/DTO

District:

On 11th of June 2017, a joint monitoring team comprised of LDO, DTO, Account officer, DoLIDAR RAP 3 Engineer, Overseer and RAP DTA visited on Mangalsen-Chitre-Payal-Siudi DRCN where 2 Specific Maintenance Groups (SMGs) are working. A progress review meeting was held on 9th June and decided to visit the SMGs work. Both of the groups were working in the site and were constructing gabion wall. LDO, Toy Narayan Subedi  observed the attendence register, job cards, first aid kit box and the minute of the wage distribution. He also asked weahter the SMGs are well informed of the work and payement method and appriciated that all members will be equally distributed wages according to attendence. The visit team was briefed by GE Janak kharel about the concept of the SMGs Piloting, works that are being carried out, problem faced and progress acheived till date. DTO, Lal Bdr Bista expressed his concern of difficulty in achieving quality from the unskilled labour, which was responsed as regular supervision and guidence could make group efficient for quality work. Visit team appriciated the supervision of RAP 3 and performance of SMGs and asked to complete in time.  

Bio-engineering training

District:

RAP 3 DTA Achham sucessfully organized 2 days training on 1st and 2nd of June 2017 about “bio-engineering” to DCC/DTO engineers, sub-engineers & assistant sub-engineers and DTAs under the CPD of RAP 3. All together 11 participants were trained on various topics of environmental management, introduction of  bio-engineering, technique of bio-engineering, various vegetative and civil engineering structure, selection of suitable species etc. The first day of the training was theoritocal session followed by practical in the field next day. Practical training was conducted in Mangalsen-Kunti-Basti-Lodeghat DR (69DR012) during which RMGs of the road were also orientated about the need and method of bio-engineering. Entire training module was delivered by GE Janak Kharel. At the end of the training participants appeared exam. LDO Toy Narayan Subedi, appreciated RAP 3 for organizing such training in suitable time and Lal Bdr Bista (DTO) asked concerned staff to implement the technique whereever applicable.

Internal auditor visits Achham

District:

RAP 3 internal auditor audited on effectiveness of Basic Operation Guideline (BOG) manual in district on 23rd and 24th of May 2017. Internal auditor Tulsi Neupane in presence of Regional Team Leader, Krishna Sharan Dhungana carried out investigation on clarity in understating of BOG principle among the DTA team and the implementing partners. Auditor also got the status of TMO instruction on the application of guideline and process of disseminating the messages to the district level stakeholders/ actors and their effectiveness and the practices. Auditor also visited DCC/DTO to get feedback on application and effectiveness of BOG which was found appreciating.

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