Rapid Condition Survey

District:

With the assistance of RTL, Krishna Sharan Dhungana, RAP 3 DTA Dadeldhura carried out Rapid Condition Survey (RCS) at DRCN (73DR002) Pokhara-Belapur road on 12th October 2017. The main purpose was to update the current status of visited DRCN and to work out valuation and estimation work for Specific Maintenance Groups (SMGs). Along with this, RMGs work plan was given and inspection of work was carried out. The Specific Maintenance work will start soon after the formation of SMGs.

Annual Review

District:

A one day Annual Review was organised on 10th September 2017 with an objective of informing the newly elected local bodies, the RAP3 working modality, it's work in the district and future plans set for the district. The program was chaired by the Deputy Head of District Coordination Committee and was attended by the representatives from 6 R/Municipalities, various stakeholders, RMGs and Journalist Federation. The Program was facilitated by the CDE Ram Kumar Shrestha. Social Development Specialist, Mr. Shankhar Pokharel from TMO gave presentation on "Engagement Strategy" who were then grouped and a discussion exercise was held. The main objective of the exercise was to make the newly formed local bodies identify the possible challenges and their solution. The exercise was vital in knowing the strength and weakness of each local bodies thus by making it easier for RAP3 to understand the support needed by each R/Municipalities. The overall program was a success with positive debate on RAP3 work and the needs of the R/Municipalities discussed. The feedback received during the review will help the programme to operate with more fluency.

Joint Rapid Condition Survey

District:

A joint Rapid Condition Survey (RCS) of Four District Road Core Networks (DRCNs) road links selected for piloting the "Term Contract Initiative" were conducted with the contractor representatives. The RCS was performed to identify the various emergency and specific maintenance needs of the DRCN links. Joint RCS with contractors helps in identifying the needs and possible challenges in implementing the contract properly. With RCS completed and data collected, contractors will be mobilised promptly to have all roads open in time for Dashain festival.

Bolero pickup

District:

Bolero pickup in the DRCNs of Dadeldhura. Even in the ongoing monsoon and the fact that most DRCNs are earthen, these vehicles are still providing services to the local road users. With RMGs still working during these monsoon and help keeping the road open demonstrates the positive effect RMGs have in these Rural Road. The photo was taken from a day visit to DRCN 73DR005 and 73DR009. It was very encouraging to see the max. traffic volume of those roads even in the midst of monsoon.

Ownership of RMGs by the newly elected local bodies

District:

RMGs have been the cornerstone of improved traffic condition in Dadeldhura DRCNs ever since it was first introduced by RAP in 2014. With the onset of new local government in the form of Rural Municipalities and Municipalities and GoN decision of gradually taking ownership of RMGs from RAP3, a very positive development has been taking place in Dadeldhura. Technical person from Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality approached the DTA office where he was oriented regarding the overall RMGs procedure in brief.  Kalu Singh Pal, Sub-Assistant Engineer of Ajaymeru Rural Municipality has been nominated as a RAP3 focal person.

Newly elected DCC members

District:

Newly elected members of District Co-ordination Committe (DCC) of Dadeldhura  was welcomed by  LDO, DTO, RAP3 and DCC staff members in DCC Office,Dadeldhura. Chairperson Mr.Ganesh Raj Bhatta took his place in DCC office, Dadeldhura from 15th August 2017.

Bid Opening of Term Maintenance Contract

District:

RAP3 has launched the Road Term Maintenance Pilot Project (contract ID: RAP3/2017/017) in Dadeldhura. The bid invitation was published in the national newspaper ‘Kantipur Daily’ on 15th June 2017 and the submission deadline was on 17th July 2017 until 12:00 hrs. Three hard copies were received within deadline. The bids were opened on the same day at 14:00 hrs. in the presence of RAP3 DTA staff, DCC representative LDO Gyanendra Parajuli, DTO representative CDE Ram Kumar Shrestha and authorised representatives of the contractors. A summary examination of the bids was done to determine compliance with the requirements of the solicitation documents and information about the bidders, amount of bid prices, presence or absence of necessary documents were announced and record of the bid opening was prepared which was verified by the respective representatives.

ETL visits DTO

District:

Engineering team leader Bill Seal visited the DTO laboratory of Dadeldhura on 4th July, 2017 to assess the condition of equipments available and tests carried out in the laboratory. The laboratory has the capacity to conduct mainly Zinc coating test and compressive strength test and is conducted by Assistant sub-engineer. CDE Ram Kumar Shrestha requested for Senior Lab technician assistance from RAP3. ETL was pleased with the equipments available in the laboratory and DTO counterpart.

TMO visit

District:

Bill Seal (ETL) and Mahendra Kumar Shrestha (CMS) visited Dadeldhura on 3rd and 4th July, 2017. The purpose of the visit was to assess the condition of roads selected for ‘TERM MAINTENANCE PILOT PROJECT’ and participate in the pre-bid meeting with the contractors regarding the tender issued for the project. The TMO team visited the road cluster (73DR003, 73DR003, 73DR005, 73DR009 and 73DR011) selected for ‘TERM MAINTENANCE PILOT PROJECT’ with the DTA staff. ETL also assessed the performance of RMG. The team held a meeting with LDO Gyanendra Parajuli and CDE Ram Kumar Shrestha where they discussed about the launch of ‘TERM MAINTENANCE PILOT PROJECT’ and future plans for RMG. The team also attended the pre-bid meeting conducted to illuminate the contractors about ‘TERM MAINTENANCE’. The team also held a meeting with the DTA team to discuss about the status and progress of various activities happening in the district.

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