IOW assisting IDO Sub-Engineer in RMG work

By RAP 3 on May 8, 2019

District:

IDO, Dadeldhura has hired sub-engineers on part-time basis for RMG work for both Doti and Dadeldhura. Since both sub- engineers are new, RAP3 GE and IOW are currently assisting them in office and field work related to RMGs. IOW is facilitating them in supervison and inspection of RMG work and in preparing bills. This will help in the continuation and smooth mobilisation of RMG even after the exit of RAP3 team from district.

Procurement of Safety Gears and Construction Tools for RMGs

By RAP 3 on May 8, 2019

District:

RMG of Doti and Dadeldhura is currently working under Infrastructure Development Office (IDO), Dadeldhura. IDO published tender notice on 7th May 2019 on local newspaper for procuring safety gears and construction tools for RMG through sealed quotation. The submission deadline is 22nd May 2019 until 12:00 hrs. The construction tools and PPE are being procured after collecting field requirement from RMGs.

Farewell to Regional Team Leader

By RAP 3 on December 24, 2018

District:

As a part of RAP 3 wind down, Dadeldhura DTA bid farewell to the Regional Team Leader Krishna Sharan Dhungana on 20th December 2018. Mr. Dhungana had served RAP 3 from the very beginning and was assigned as regional team leader in April 2017 to look upon Dadeldhura, Doti and Achham. His contribution for the implementation of the project activities in the district was highly appreciative as he played very supportive and motivating mentoring roles towards the graduate/assistant engineer leading the district. We would like to express sincere thanks to him for his diligent efforts in making RAP3 a success and we wish him all the best for his all future endeavors.

Infrastructure Development Office established in Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on November 16, 2018

District:

After decommissioning of the District Technical Office (DTO) in the district, a new office called the Infrastructure Development Office has been established under the Sudurpashim Province Government, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development, Transport Infrastructure Directorate in Dadeldhura, which will look after Dadeldhura and Doti Districts. The office will help to manage provincial road and bridge projects. Mr. Ram Chandra Khatri has been appointed as the Chief Officer who was DTO in Doti district previously.  Other staff are being appointed and it is expected to reach its full capacity.

RCS/ARAMP Orientation to Local Levels

By RAP 3 on August 31, 2018

District:

On 29 Aug 2018, RAP DTA provided orientation training on Rapid Condition Surveys (RCS) and preparation of Annual Road Asset Management Plans (ARAMP) to the technical persons of the local levels of Dadeldhura district. Altogether 22 participants, comprising Engineers and Sub-engineers of all seven R/Municipalities participated in the orientation training in which the training modules were delivered by Mahendra Shrestha (District Coordinator), Krishna Sharan Dhungana (Regional Team Leader) & Janak Kharel (Asst. Engineer). The training modules contained the basic principle of road asset management, various maintenance requirements, ARAMP guidelines, RCS methodology including a practical session on the use of the excel template for ARAMP preparation. The program was formally chaired by DCC Chairperson Mr. Ganesh Raj Bhatta who finally concluded the event with expectation of the implementation of ARAMP principles by local bodies and vote of thanks to all participants and organizer.

RMGs Keeping Road Open

By RAP 3 on August 28, 2018

District:

With Technical facilitation of Rural Access Programme (RAP 3), R/Municipalities of Dadeldhura district are mobilizing RMGs in various DRCNs of the district which has made possible for the easier movement of the vehicle even in the monsoon season. There are in total 137 such maintenance workers grouped in 24 different groups in 14 core road networks of the district covering around 200 KM of the rural roads. These RMGs are clearing small landslides and obstacles in the roads, water management through clearing and constructing drains and water bars, filling ruts, rills and small gullies, creating small stone pitching in muddy sections and clearing the vegetation in the roadways so as to keep the road functioning at all times. Repairing small scale damage to the roads quickly helps to prevent such damage from becoming severe. Although, the contract of the previous year ended on mid of July, R/Municipalities have secured these groups for at least this monsoon period even if the budget is not available from the center/province. However, as it has been earmarked regular maintenance budget in province they are optimistic that these RMGs would run year-round.   

GPS handed over to R/Municipality of Dadedldhura

By RAP 3 on August 22, 2018

District:

As a part of support for capacity building to R/Municipality, RAP DTA handed over GPS machine to the R/Municipality. Previously, the technical staff of the R/Municipality were provided with six days training on application of GIS and handling of GPS. Following up the training RAP3 has now provided them with brand-new Garmin Oregon 750 featuring built in cameras and touch screen GPS. It is expected that, now the R/Municipality would be capable to obtain the exact location of the natural resources, network of the road and other infrastructures for updating base maps of the area which will ultimately help for the evidence-based planning of various project activities.

New RMGs Mobilization from Local Bodies

By RAP 3 on August 13, 2018

District:

Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality and Nawadurga Rural Municipality mobilized additional RMGs in the rest of the VRCN roads from Shrawan 2075. Ganyapdhura R/M assigned 36 maintenance workers in 6 different roads of the rural municipalities who will carry out the routine and recurrent maintenance activities in respective roads. Mr. Nabal Bahadur Malla, Chairperson of Ganuapdhura R/M mentioned that, “We have been observing the works performed by RMGs implemented by RAP and found that with an investment of a minimal budget, large volume of potential damage has been prevented and further small-scale damages are being regularly maintained. Last year we only faced two days stoppage of the vehicle due to high flooded river and no any further disruption throughout the year. We have constructed many roads and we initiated to prevent them from likely damage.” Similarly, Nawadurga Rural Municipality has mobilized 27 such maintenance workers who will maintain 54 KM of the VRCNs. The construction tools and safety gears were provided to the workers. These groups were formed and mobilized based on the RMGs guideline with some modification.

Training to new RMGs mobilized by Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality, Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on August 3, 2018

District:

An orientation programme was organized for six recently added RMGs by Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality on 28th July 2018. 36 new maintenance workers were assigned by the own budget of the rural municipality apart from RAP supported seventeen maintenance workers.  These new maintenance groups are term by R/M as Local Road Maintenance Groups (LRMGs) and will carry out routine and recurrent maintenance works of the assigned village roads. Rural Municipality had asked for the technical facilitation support for conducting orientation training. AE, Janak Kharel and SAME, Jayaraj Bhatta provided detail descriptions about various maintenance activities, general and technical aspects of the maintenance work, work site safety etc. Contract and payment procedures was mentioned by the chief administrative officers of R/M. Nabal Bahadur Malla, chairperson of the R/M encouraged those maintenance workers to keep their road operational and help the Municipalities’ dreams of making their village green and prosperous.

New RMGs mobilization from local bodies in Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on July 26, 2018

District:

Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality and Nawadurga Rural Municipality mobilized additional RMGs in the rest of the VRCN roads from Shrawan 2075. Ganyapdhura R/M assigned 36 maintenance workers in 6 different roads of the rural municipalities who will carry out the routine and recurrent maintenance activities in respective roads. Mr. Nabal Bahadur Malla, Chairperson of Ganuapdhura R/M mentioned that, “We have been observing the works performed by RMGs implemented by RAP3 and found that with an investment of a minimal budget, large volume of potential damage has been prevented and further small-scale damages are being regularly maintained. Last year we only faced two days stoppage of the vehicle due to high flooded river and no any further disruption throughout the year. We have constructed many roads and we initiated to prevent them from likely damage.” Similarly, Nawadurga Rural Municipality has mobilized 27 such maintenance workers who will maintain 54 KM of the VRCNs. The construction tools and safety gears were provided to the workers. These groups were formed and mobilized based on the RMGs guideline with some modification

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