Bajura and Humla under snow grip

By RAP 3 on January 22, 2019

District:

As reported in RATOPATI, January 22, 2019

Bajura has seen heavy snowfall for the third time since last week of December. Normal life has been affected and whitened human settlement and mountains in the area, including Rugin, Bichchhaya, Gaumul. Khaptad Chhededaha, Triveni and Budhinanda. The forest areas nearby the district headquarters have seen a pile-up of around half-foot snow. Life in high altitude areas has been badly affected. 

Travel to and from Simkot has been badly affected following the snowfall with people unable to go outside their homes and two-feet of snow reported outside the town with freezing temperatures recorded in many northern villages. 

Internal Audit on Store Physical Verification

By RAP 3 on January 21, 2019

District:

RAP3 TMO Internal Auditor Mr. Tika Chandra Maden conducted store physical verification audit from 09-11 January 2019 in Bajura. The main objective of audit was to investigate the effectiveness of the RAP store management system adopted at the district level. The audit covere the following aspects of the store verification:

  • Record keeping systems adopted in the store
  • Cross verification of physical quantities of store items
  • Risk management relating to the store management system

The TMO audit examined the updated store inventory of construction tools and materials, individual RBGs/SBGs inventories and issued stock together with supporting documentation.

External Financial Audit of RAP 3 Bajura

By RAP 3 on December 28, 2018

District:

The external financial audit of Bajura DTA conducted as per planned schedule on 12-14 December 2018 by Mr. Sagar Bahadur Acharya and Mr. Sushil Parajuli from TR Upadhaya and Co. accompanied by RAP 3 TMO Senior Accounts Manager Mr. Purushotam Sharma. Financial audit covered period from July 2017 to mid-December 2018. The audit team carried out programme expenditure verification audit (payment vouchers, bills, receipts, contracts, RBGs/SBGs bills/measurement sheet/attendance/payrolls) along with logbooks, asset/non-asset inventory and construction tools/materials inventory.

LRUCs Level Public Audit at MK, MTC and MKE of Bajura

By RAP 3 on December 28, 2018

District:

RAP3 DTA Bajura successfully organized LRUCs level Public Audit on 20-21 December 2018 of Maure-Kailashmandu (MK) District Road, Maure-Kailashmandu Entry Section (MKE) and Maure-Toli-Chhatara (MTC) district road. The public audit carried out for payment period from April-November 2018 along with till date LRUCs payments status, saving status and safeguard status. The main objective of the public audit was to ensure LRUCs payment has been made as per RAP3 guidelines and transparency has been maintained among the RBGs/SBGs group members. The programme attended by 218 participants from MK road and 288 participants from MTC/MKE road along with political parties representatives, municipality representative, representative of government/non-government stakeholders and other beneficiaries. The chief guest and other spoke person appreciated and thanks to RAP 3 for successful implementation of the project.

Farewell to outgoing staff of Bajura

By RAP 3 on December 28, 2018

District:

As a part of RAP 3 exit plan, Bajura DTA bid farewell to outgoing staff SDO-Indra Prasad Adhikari, GE-Manish Regmi (Transferred to MHLR), STSs (Bharat Bogati, Birendra Kumar Yadav, Chandra Kumar Rai, Ishwar Raj Jaishi), OA-Nirmala Giri, SKs (Madan Raj Bharati, Ujwal Saud), and WBMs (Chhatra Bahadur Thapa and Yub Raj Budha) on 26th December 2018. Their contributions for the successful implementation of the project activities were highly appreciative. Bajura DTA like to express sincere thanks and wish them all the best for future endeavours.

What happens to ex RBG members?

By RAP 3 on December 5, 2018

District:

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

District:

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

District:

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

District:

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

District:

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.

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