Local Road User Committee meeting in Bajura

By RAP 3 on September 12, 2018

District:

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

District:

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

District:

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.   

Completion of post construction survey, Bajura

By RAP 3 on August 29, 2018

District:

DTA team successfully completed the post construction survey of Maure- Toli-Chatara (16+360) and Maure-kailashmandu (10+950) road corridors with detail inventory of the sections. DTA team will also prepare the as-buiilt drawing of the road corridors. The as-built drawing will reflect the actual construction of the road and shows the exact dimensions, geometry, location of all elements of the work completed and cross sections. After the handover of both road corridors the as-built drawing can be used by the local government for further upgrading in future.

RBGs benefited by Hat Bazar in Bajura

By RAP 3 on August 13, 2018

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With the initiation of Budiganga Municipality, Hat Bazaar has started at Bamkabazar one month back. Local producers and buyers meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Trade is mainly of seasonal vegetables such as green chili, rayo, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, snake gourd, pumpkin twig, onion, local mango being sold. RBG members are directly benefited by the Hat Bazar.RBG members are busy earning cash through the cultivation, harvesting and marketing of vegetables.

 

Joint supervision of RMG

By RAP 3 on August 6, 2018

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As per RAP3 exit strategy and handover of RMG work to Municipalities and Rural Municipalities, Badimalika Municipality, Bajura has taken over the responsibilities of RMGs mobilized on the DRCN (067DR005) (MajhiGoun- Pinalekh – Attichaur) and DRCN (067DR012) Manakot-Dahakot. As a concept of technology transfer to local bodies joint supervision by RAP3 DTA along with the representative from Badimalika Municipality was held on July 31 2018. The supervision was done by GE (Manish Regmi) and IOW (Jagadish Awasthi) from RAP3 DTA accompanied by Sub-engineer (Umesh Baduwal) from Bajura Municipality. Monsoon damage was inspected. Jointly RMG workplan for the month of August was given to the RMG groups. Similarly, status of tools, equipment and first aid kit box was assessed.  

Successfully Completion of Post Construction Survey on MKDR

By RAP 3 on July 4, 2018

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Road construction in Bajura is nearing completion. RAP 3, Bajura had conducted a test drive on January 2018. From then, traffic movement has been continued regularly. The road has been constructed adopting a labour based environmentally friendly and participatory (LEP) approach. The road is earthen surface and is designed and constructed following Nepal Rural Road Standard 1998 (1st revision in 2012). RAP 3, Bajura has successfully completed the post construction survey on both improvement and new construction section of MKDR and started on work to produce a set of as-built drawing. They reflect the actual construction of the road, and show the exact dimensions, geometry, and location of all elements of the work completed.

Public Utilities and Private Property Reinstated at Bajura

By RAP 3 on June 7, 2018

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RAP 3 Bajura has been reinstated 6 private houses, 2 animal sheds and 3 private toilets affected by the RAP road alignment. Likewise, RAP has reinstated 5 water supply schemes, 5 irrigation system, 1 temple, 1 chautara (resting place) and 55 foot trails from the beginning of RAP 3 in Bajura. Mr. Udaya Bahadur Saud is an RBG member of Nateswori RBG formed at Tribeni Municipality ward number-4 Pipalsen. His 2.5 floor house of 7.8m length and 6.6m width was located at the Chainagae 2+600 in the Maure-Toli-Chhatara road corridor.  In his home, 20 family members of his family and his brother’s family were living in 5 rooms. RAP3, Bajura estimated and made the agreement with Mr. Uday Saud to reinstate his house. He started house construction work on August 2017 and completed on May 2018. The brothers now have two houses, one for each family. Of the NRS1.2m total cost NRS560,000 was paid by RAP and the remainder was from RBG wages earned by the two brothers.

TMO visit in Bajura

By RAP 3 on May 29, 2018

District:

RAP3 Deputy Programme Manager, Arjun Poudel and District Coordinator, Hom Nath Lamsal visited Bajura on 23-25 May 2018. The TMO visit team observed two new construction roads, namely Maure-Kailashmandu District Road and Maure-Toli-Chhatara District Road on 24th May 2018, where they observed the work of RBGs/SMGs and RMGs. A short meeting with the Mayor and other representatives from the Trivani Municipality was conducted and discussed the issue of land acquisition, preservation of the road right of way, favourable time for handover/takeover and maintenance of the road after handover.  The next day they visited the district headquarters at Martadi and met with chairpersons of DCC/DTO and other DCC/DTO officials.

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