Launch of Road Term Maintenance Pilot project

District:

RAP 3 Internal auditor, Dashrath Moktan, visited RAP 3 DTA office in Dadeldhura on 15 June 2017. The purpose of the visit was to carry out audit on District Management System. He explained the objective and importance of audit. Audit was conducted focusing on RMGs payment, CIAP, Risk register, Information, and data backups. DTA staff- RTL Krishna Sharan Dhungana, GE Niran Sunwar and SAME Jayraj Bhatta fully co-operated during the process. Mr. Moktan concluded with the summary of the audit.

Internal audit

District:

RAP 3 Internal auditor, Dashrath Moktan, visited RAP 3 DTA office in Dadeldhura on 15 June 2017. The purpose of the visit was to carry out audit on District Management System. He explained the objective and importance of audit. Audit was conducted focusing on RMGs payment, CIAP, Risk register, Information, and data backups. DTA staff- RTL Krishna Sharan Dhungana, GE Niran Sunwar and SAME Jayraj Bhatta fully co-operated during the process. Mr. Moktan concluded with the summary of the audit.

Procurement of first aid kid boxes

District:

Three first aid kit boxes were procured by DCC of Dadeldhura with the suggestion from RAP 3  DTA. Funding was done from additional fund for RMG. The kit boxes will be handed over to the RMG’s very soon.

Joing monitoring of RMG works

District:

The RAP3 SAME, Jayraj Bhatta was joined by LDO Gyanendra Parajuli and DE Ram Kumar Shrestha in order to monitor the RMG works in Budar-Jogbuda-Gaibadhe-lipne road (73DR004) in Dadeldhura on 18th and 19th of May. Also, the monitoring team was joined by the municipality head, Ishwor Lal Shakya of Parshuram municipality. Further, LDO and CDO were  briefed about newly introduced “RMG work schedule” by Bhatta. After receiving the work plan, each RMG group conducted a meeting and prepared a work schedule. A copy of work schedule was  given to RAP3 by each group. The monitoring team monitors the works of RMG based on this work schedule.

Abney Level surveying training

District:

Induction training was conducted in Dadeldhura for intern engineer, intern CTEVT overseer and 3 OJT sub-overseers with the objective of providing basic knowledge about Abney level surveying. The training was delivered by SAME Jayraj Bhatta. About 6 KM of Gaira-Gangkhet-Unikot (73DR0011) road was surveyed from Gaira to Hartola village. Various road features were also introduced and cross-section of some section was also measured with view of designing purpose.

DFID UK visit to Dadeldhura

District:

Ms. Christina Christou, Assistant Private Secretary to the minister of state for U.K. Department for International Development paid a visit to one of the DRCN, 73DR004 here at Dadeldhura on 19th April 2017 where she observed RMGs on work. Ms. Christou’s visit was based on observing DFID project and its impact in uplifting rural communities in Nepal. As part of her visit to numbers of DFID project area, she wanted to learn what RAP 3 is working on and how its impact has been to the community. All together she observed four groups on work and also hold interaction with two groups. She was pleased to learn the vital role RMGs plays in maintaining road to the trafficable condition. She was equally pleased to learn the female RMG members receiving similar payment as their male counterpart and also with their active participation as RMG member. Female members, from one particular group who both happen to be widowed single parent utilizing the wage payment in raising their children was greatly acknowledged by Ms. Christou. Ms. Christou was overall very positive with what she observed here at Dadeldhura and greatly appreciated RAP 3 work.

Funding from DoLIDAR

District:

DoLIDAR on its part had committed to fund all RMGs related activities here at Dadeldhura as a stage wise takeover process from RAP 3. With NRs. 3 million initially provided to district which was able to maintain RMGs from November 2016 to January 2017. DoLIDAR has now released additional fund as it had committed. The fund will help maintaining RMGs from February 2017 to June 2017. RAP3  DTA on its part has been providing technical support to Dadeldhura DCC.

An orientation training

District:

A one day orientation training was organised by the DCC for the various User committees. The training was focused on the roles and responsibilities of UCs and its members, the basic of UCs office maintaining, the construction work methodology to be adopted and finally the measurement/payment modality. The training was technically and financially supported by RAP3 Dadeldhura DTA under ASP and training was provided by LDO, CDE and DCC Programme Officer. The training was the first to be organised by the DCC to its UCs.

Monitoring visit

District:

As part of regular monitoring and introducing new CDO with the project operating in District, LDO along with CDE made a field visit to 73DR006 to observe the RMGs work. They were pleased with the role of RMGs in maintaining road. They interacted with the RMGs regarding the work model and their view regarding the work.

DFID Infrastructure Adviser visits RAP districts

District:

DFID Infrastructure Adviser Dr. Suman Vaidya visited the programme districts; Bajura, Doti and Dadeldhura in Far-Western development zone. He visited Dadeldhura on 27th  of January and held a courtesy meeting with LDO and CDE at DTO office. He forwarded the RAP3 vision in district for coming years and thanked DDC/DTO for their continual support to the Programme. On 28th January,  a field visit was made to 73DR009 where he interacted with RMG members and also observed the progress RAP3 has made down the years.

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