Successful completion of 4-wheeler test drive

By RAP 3 on January 23, 2018

District:

RAP3 DTA, Bajura, successfully completed a four-wheeler test drive on both newly constructed roads. RAP3 is constructing Maure-Kailasjmandu-Badimalika Road (67DR003) of 11.3km and Maure-Toli-Chhattara Road (67DR011) of 16.6 km. The test drive of MKB road was carried on 20th January, 2018 while the test drive on MTC road was carried on 21st January 2018. The Mayor of Tribeni Municipality, Chairmen of LRUC and LRCC, newly elected chairpersons of different wards, DTO and the team from TMO along with district team travelled the entire alignment of both roads by jeep. RBGs and local people were very happy to see the vehicles for the first time in their locality. The speakers thanked RAP3 for providing the access to their locality during a small unofficial program conducted at the end of both road corridors.  Hom Nath Lamsal, DC and Ramesh Neupane (DTL) thanked all for the direct or indirect involvement during implementation of the programme.

SMGs work started

By RAP 3 on January 23, 2018

District:

DTA Dadeldhura started the implementation of specific maintenance work in different DRCNs through SMG piloting. Contract agreements were made with all 5 SMGs and they were provided with the required construction tools and safety gear. Further all groups members were provided with orientation about RAP3 principles, its objectives, insurance policies, safety and first aid arrangements, method of measurement, valuation and payment, environment protection policies, sanitation requirements and priorities for inclusion of poor and deprived family before construction starts in the field. These groups will be mostly doing gabion works, dry wall, stone soling & dry-stone causewas in different locations.

Second workshop successfully conducted

By RAP 3 on December 25, 2017

District:

Second Engagement Workshop was conducted successfully on 22nd December, 2017 at the meeting hall of DCC, Bajura. The workshop was chaired by Narendra Kumar Rokaya, Chairperson, DCC.  Mayors, Deputy Mayor, Chairpersons of Rural Municipalities, Acting DCO and executive officer of Rural/Municipalities were invited as the guest. The workshop began with the introduction of the participants which was followed by a welcome speech by Ramesh Neupane, DTL, on the behalf of DCC. The workshop attended by 39 participants was facilitated by Mani Ram Khatri Internal Auditor, DCC. Dilli Prakash Sitaula, DPM, RAP 3 presented on issues raised from the first Engagement Workshop. He also discussed the support and help that can be provided by RAP 3 to local body within the remaining time period. He also encouraged the participants to discuss in the discussion session about the priority of Local bodies that wish to be cooperated by scope of RAP 4. The group discussed about the priority of Local body and presented the findings.

Level Survey conducted at landslide area (CH 5+590)

District:

On 4th November, 2017 a level survey was conducted on 100m span of landslide affected area. The cross-section of 10m each side of central line was noted. The gabion wall of 5m was damaged by the landslide and moreover 26m of road corridor was swept away. As DTA Bajura planned to conduct the test drive at the end of December, 2017 the road track should be built at landslide area within 2 months. The designed road alignment was shifted by 2m inside toward the hill side of the road to minimize the height of the structure.

Coordination meeting with Municipality

District:

Tribeni Municipality organised coordination meeting with income generation program implementer on 8 November, 2017. The representatives from Tribeni Municipality, DADO, DLSO, RAP3, Bikash, and Suaahara were the participants. The present status of IG activities and future plan were presented. The meeting decided to submit registered producer groups to form apex body and to organise coordination meeting on 16 November of each month.

Staff meeting held

District:

On 2nd November, staff meeting was held at site office, Maure. All field staff including newly assigned GE were present. The main objective was to identify the progress status and to discuss abut different issues. 2 IoWs reported the current RBG and SBG status of their respective site. It was also decided to focus construction works on that section of road where 4W vehicles are not passable.  It is expected that both roads will be ready for 4W vehicle test drive by the end of December, 2017 and requested all IoWs to plan the work accordingly. Work at entry section will be carried out in full fledge and for that purpose the RBGs from MK and MTC road will be shifted to entry section.

Health and Safety Audit

District:

RBGs/SBGs health and safety audit was done by internal auditor Tulsi Neupane from 1-3 September 2017. RBGs/SBGs were interacted at Maure-Kailashmandu and Maure-Toli-Chhatara road corridor. The purpose of audit was to examine the status and effectiveness of the health and safety at RBGs/SBGs level in Bajura district.

GIS Training

District:

RAP3 Bajura conducted six days training on Geographic Information System (GIS) from 6-11 September 2017 to DCC/DTO/RAP3 staff. Local Development Officer, Prakash Raj Poudel inaugurated the opening session and District Engineer, Janga Bahadur Thapa delivered a short speech thanking RAP3 for organizing the training. Altogether 10 members participated in the training out of which 6 members were from DTO/DCC and 4 members were from RAP3. Ramesh Neupane, RAP3 DTL highlighted on importance of the training.

A meeting about effectiveness of "Bikas Ko Bato"

District:

In collaboration with RAP3, Antenna Foundation is broadcasting a radio program "Bikas Ko Bato" from local FM since a year. Radio Bajura had conduct a discussion meeting with district line agencies about its effectiveness and suggestion collection for further improvement on 13th  August 2017. RAP DTL shared the progrees made by RAP. Stakeholders were satisfied with  RAP activities including “Bikas Ko Bato” program. On this occasion Antenna Foundation had distributed umbrella to the participants. 

RMGs mobilized

District:

Four Road Maintenance groups are being mobilized for routine and recurrent maintenance work on Maure-Kailashmandu and Maure-Toli-Chhatara district road from August 2017. A one year agreement was made between RMGs and RAP3 DTA on 12th August 2017 for 20 RMG members to carry out Routine and Recurrent maintenance of the RAP road namely Maure-Kailashmandu and Maure-Toli-Chhatara district road.

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