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

RMG’s Public Audit and Refresher Training

By RAP 3 on July 4, 2018

District:

DTA Dadeldhura supported the DTO and TFPs of R/Municipality for the holding of RMG’s Public Audit and Refresher Training for different clusters. The programme was held on 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd,  25th and 29th June 2018 at each of the Rural Municipality (R/M) centres of Ganyapdhura R/M, Nawadurga R/M, Bhageshwor R/M, Ajayameru R/M and Parsuram Municipality where the RMGs are working on DRCNs of respective R/Municipality. Representatives from DCC/DTO and Rural Municipalities also participated in the audit and refresher training. The Public Audit sessions were presented by the chairpersons of each group and focussed  works and payments from July 2017 to April 2018. The audit was followed by refresher training to the RMG’s by SAME, TFP and AE.

Completion of Term Maintenance Pilot Project

By RAP 3 on July 4, 2018

District:

DTA Dadeldhura successfully completed all works under Term Maintenance Pilot Project and made final payment to the contractor. The project was implemented in three DRCNs of Dadeldhura namely Sakayal -Kailpalmandu, Raduwa-Parikhet - Ganeshpur-Badal and Gaira-Gankhet-Udikot where emergency maintenance and specific maintenance/spot improvement works were carried out. The activities mainly covered construction of gabion walls, dry walls, cement-masonry walls, lined-drains and dry-stone pitching in various bottleneck sections of the roads. Chandani Construction Company, Amargadhi-5, Dadeldhura was selected after competitive bidding and completed all six-work orders issued for different roads on time and to budget. After the completion of the project, an experience sharing meeting was organized on 27th June 2018 with the intention to get feedback from the contractor’s perception on this pilot project. Mr. Sher Bahadur Gurung, Authorized representative of Chandani Construction Company and Mr. Bhawani Datta Awasthi , Treasurer of the Contractors’ Association- Dadeldhura attended the meeting along with RTL, AE and SAME from DTA.

TMO Visit in Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on May 28, 2018

District:

RAP 3 Deputy Programme Manager, Arjun Poudel and LRN construction specialist, Hom Nath Lamsal visited Dadeldhura district on 26-27 May 2018. The TMO visit team observed two term maintenance roads, namely Sakayal-Kailpalmandu (73DR005) & Raduwa-Parikhet-Ganeshpur-Badal (73DR009) on 26th May, where they observed the specific maintenance/spot improvement activities under the Road Term Maintenance Pilot Project. The next day they visited Gaira-Gankhet-Udikot (73DR011) road in which specific maintenance works (stone pitching, gabion soling) are ongoing.  RTL, Krishna Sharan Dhungana and GE Janak Kharel facilitated and explained about the progress status and project related issues of to the visit team.

RMG Management Handover in Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on May 25, 2018

District:

DTA Dadeldhura successfully conducted RMGs management handover training to Technical Focal Person (TFP) of Municipalities/Rural Municipalities on 21st and 22nd of May 2018. The first day of the training was theoretical session where nine training modules were delivered to the participants which covered Overview of RMG approach, RMG formation and Contracting system, RMG principles & fundamentals, RMG Guideline and detail operation, RMG perspective from GoN/DoLIDAR, Monthly Work plan, Performance Standards, Cost estimation with group exercise, Technical supervision, Bill preparation and Payment system and training materials to RMGs. The modules were delivered by DTO, DC, RTL and GE. The next day of the training was the practical session where TFPs inspected the work of previous month’s work plan in Pokhara Belapur road (73DR002) with facilitation by GE and SAME, where they also provided the work plan for next month. At the end of the training, TFPs presented their understandings about RMG formation, inspection and the payment process. The training session was formally concluded by DCC Chairperson Ganesh Raj Bhatta with a vote of thanks to participants. TFPs are expected to conduct supervision of RMGs works and certify their bills, which is a vital step towards handover of RMGs to local levels.

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