What happens to ex RBG members?

By RAP 3 on December 5, 2018

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Chetraj Giri (42 years old) and Ram Bahadur Thapa (50 years old) were members of Thakolghar and Budiganga Road Building Groups formed at Maure- Kailashmandu DR, Bajura. They have been working as RBG members for almost 4 years, where they learnt about construction technique of various different kind of structures such as; Gabion wall, Stone Soling and Dry wall construction.  After the completion of their assigned RBG tasks and subsequent drop in the volume of RAP3 work, these groups had been demobilised. Now Ram Bahadur and Chetraj are using the skills gained on RAP3 to work as masons on the construction of local buildings in their community. We wish them the very best for their future.

RBG member established a rice mill in Bajura

By RAP 3 on December 5, 2018

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Former Dhogdina RBG and current RMG member 37 years old (wearing RAP3 cap) Bhim Bahadur Aidi has established a riice mill on 22 November 2018 at Dhogdina.  He has invested total NRs.230,000.00 for the establishment of the mill which was the saving of road wages. The mill will be used for hulling, grinding and for oiling. RBG members Tek Bahadur from Saud-Pattharighar RBG, Parvat Budha  from Sanigada RBG and Harka Bahadur  from Budha-Nateswori were present during inauguration. They have also established separate mills in their village from the earing of road wage. Experience was shared during inauguration program.

DC Field Visit to Bajura

By RAP 3 on December 5, 2018

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RAP3 LRN Construction Specialist (DC) Hom Nath Lamsal visited Bajura for monitoring and supervision of both road corridors Maure-Toli-Chatara (MTC) and Maure- Kailashmandu on 22nd – 23rd November 2018.  He along with the DTA visited throughout the alignment on motorcycle, monitored the rectification of monsoon damages, the quality of works and mobilization of RBGs/SBGs for remaining works. He further made suggestions to provide sub surface drain and stone pitching at bottleneck sections. Similarly, he also verified the quantity estimation for the remaining work and suggested to complete both road corridors on scheduled time and budget.

Farewell to IoW and SLT of Doti

By RAP 3 on December 3, 2018

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With RAP3 maintenance districts winding down, it is natural for team to decrease in number. DTA Doti bid farewell to Lok Bhat (IoW) and Rajeshwor Shrestha (SLT). Both staff have been involved in RAP3 since December 2017 and January 2018 respectively. With the identification and formation to finalizing SMG work, RMG management handover and other coordination among M/RM, both the teammates have been active and supportive. Lok looks forward to continue his work at his newly established engineering consultancy while Rajeshwor looks forward to continue and work for construction companies. DTA Doti wished them best for their future.

Water Crossing at Malagad River, Bajura

By RAP 3 on November 23, 2018

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Maure - Toli - Chatara District road was opened to vehicles in January 2018. Since the start of this year’s monsoon, traffic was halted due to the rise in the water level at the Malagad River. With the support of RAP3 Bajura, Triveni Municipality constructed temporary water crossing along the alignment of the road at Malagad River. RAP3 provided some Gabion Boxes for the construction of the crossing. After the construction of the water crossing, vehicles are now regularly able to reach the end point of MTC. Similarly, a separate wooden plank bridge crossing has been made for motorcycles.

Vehicles start operating on RAP3 roads in Bajura

By RAP 3 on November 16, 2018

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RAP3 is constructing two roads in Bajura namely; Maure-Kailashmandu (67DR003) and Maure-Toli-Chhattara (67DR011) having lengths 11.3 and 16.6 km respectively. Vehicles had started plying for the first time up to the end points of both roads since January 2018. During the monsoon, due to increased water level in the Budiganga river, a few “captive” vehicles were plying on Maure-Kailashmandu road whereas vehicles could not ply over on MTC due to landslides and rise in water level in Malagad river. RAP3 has now cleared the blockages on both road corridors and Tribeni Municipality made a temporary crossing at Budhiganga river, after which local passenger jeeps and tractors have started operating on the entire lengths of both roads since 2nd week of October.

Local Road User Committee meeting in Bajura

By RAP 3 on September 12, 2018

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Maure-Toli Local Road User Committee (LRUC), Bajura organized a meeting on 7 September 2018 at Toli. Road Building Group (RBG) facilitators working with Maure-Toli and Dhawalapuri LRUC were the participants. The main agenda of the meeting was RBG mobilization for construction after the monsoon. RBGs will be mobilized from 9 September 2018. Discussions and decisions were made on daily road construction time, use of safety gear, first aid kit box at work site, on time RBG payroll collection, RBG savings transfer to cooperatives and producer groups and further use of saving for commercial purposes.

Coordination meeting with other development agencies

By RAP 3 on September 6, 2018

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RAP3 Bajura organised a coordination meeting on 30th August 2018 at Tribeni Municipality meeting hall.  Participants were ward chairpersons & ward members from Tribeni Municipality, Municipality economic development section (Agriculture, livestock), local cooperatives, commercial farmers, business development service providers and other development agencies (BICAS project implement by Practical Action). The main agenda was about increasing economic activities in the Municipality by the use of Road Building Group’s savings. Economic activities will be continued by mobilisation of savings through producer groups and cooperatives. Coordination and technical support will be provided by the Municipalities and other development agencies.

RBG using loan for retail and tea shop business

By RAP 3 on August 29, 2018

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Forty seven year old Laxman Saud is a Dhogdina RBG member formed in Toli, Bajura. He had earned nearly NRs. 450,000 after working for four years on the Maure-Toli-Chhatara road and had saved Rs.16,967. From that earning he had started retail and tea shops at Devaldanda 2 years back. He had taken a loan of Rs 250,000 from RBG and cooperative at an interest rate of 2% per month. His daily turnover is around NRs 1,500 to NRs. 2,000. He had paid the loan of NRs 50,000 to Dhogdina RBG and NRs 100,000 to Nawadurga’s women cooperative. The earning is being used to support the livelihoods of 7 members of his family and educate 3 children. His future plan is to scale up the business and clear the remaining loan.

Road safety education to students

By RAP 3 on August 29, 2018

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RAP 3 Bajura organized road safety education to 1,993 students studying in 12 different schools located in the Maure-Kailashmandu and Maure-Toli-Chhatara road corridors. Students were  orientated about road safety education. Pamphlets on road safety education were distributed to each student. One set of orientation hand out was handed over to each school. School teachers will review the materials to aware students during  leisure time.   

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