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.

New RMG Mobilization

By RAP 3 on April 30, 2018

District:

DTA Dadedlhura mobilized two new Road Maintenance Groups (RMGs) each consisting of six members for Routine and Recurrent Maintenance works in Bagarkot-Shirad-Rupaligad-Rupal District Road (73DR0012).  DTA Dadeldhura organized an onsite orientation programme on 24th April 2018 before mobilizing the groups. The orientation programme was facilitated by Janak Kharel (GE). The participants were provided with a brief introduction to RAP3, its working modality, process of measurement and payments, use of PPEs, provision insurance etc. Similarly, the groups were also made aware regarding worker safety and site safety. A Safety Officer was nominated in each group and provided with safety cards and whistles.  At the end, Monthly work plans were assigned to the groups for the month of April.

First Interim Payment to SMGs

By RAP 3 on March 27, 2018

District:

DTA Dadeldhura released First Interim Payment certificate (IPC-1) to all the five Specific Maintenance Groups (SMGs) on 23rd March 2018. There are 75 members all together working in three different district roads and constructing gabion walls, dry wall and stone soling. As per agreement, the payment was made for 80% of the estimated measured works done by the SMGs. The groups received explanation about the payment made and the queries raised by SMGs were addressed. The total amount of NRs. 1,233,628.84 was released to SMG groups. The amount was distributed among all group members in presence of site-in-charge. The members of SMG groups were happy to receive their wage when most of them have their children appearing SEE board exam and need to stay in rented accommodation near exam center.

Orientation/Training on ‘RMGs Management Handover to Local Levels’

By RAP 3 on March 19, 2018

District:

DTA Sankhuwasabha has successfully concluded orientation/training on ‘RMGs Management Handover to Local Levels’ to Technical Focal Persons of R/Municipalities and a few DTO technical staff on 15-16 March, 2018. There were 9 participants, 6 from R/Municipalities and 3 from DTO. The first day covered theoretical sessions followed by practical sessions on the next day. The programme was chaired by DCC Chief Mr. Suman Shakya and DTO Chief Mr. Ramesh Shrestha who offered a welcome speech anticipating active participation of all participants. Mitra Shrestha, LRN Maintenance Coordinator from RAP3/TMO briefed about RAP3 support and highlighted the objectives of orientation/training. Likewise, District Coordination Officer Mr. Janardan Bhattarai thanked RAP3 for organizing such an important event with the objective to continue RMG management at local levels following the complete handover from RAP3. Finally, DCC Chief thanked RAP3 anticipating continued support to the local levels. The formal orientation/training was facilitated by DC, DTO Chief, GE and SAME. The second day practical demonstration session was conducted at the RMG road sites.

New RMG Mobilization

By RAP 3 on March 19, 2018

District:

DTA Dadeldhura mobilised three new Road Maintenance Groups (RMGs) for Routine and Recurrent Maintenance works; two in Dhimaula – Bhadrapur – Chipur (73DR014) and one in Raduwa – Badam – Manilek (73DR013).  DTA Dadeldhura organised an onsite orientation programme on 14th March 2018 on the first road & 15th March 2018 on the second road before mobilising groups to the road. The orientation programme was facilitated by Janak Kharel (GE) in the presence of RTL, Krishna Sharan Dhungana. Altogether, ten members of RMGs in 73DR014 and four members in 73DR013 participated in the orientation. The participants were provided with a brief introduction of RAP3, its working modality, the process of measurement and payments, use of PPEs, provision of insurance etc. Similarly, the groups were also made aware of worker’s safety and site safety. A Safety Officer was nominated in each group and provided with safety cards and whistle.  At the closing, monthly work plans were assigned to the groups for the month of March.

DC visits to Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on February 27, 2018

District:

District Coordinator, Mahendra Shrestha (MS) visited Dadeldhura from 22nd  Feb to 25th Feb 2018 as a part of his regular field visits.  He visited one of the Term Maintenance roads (Gaira-Gankhet) on the way to Dadeldhura from Dhangadi on 22nd Feb accompanied with GE and IoW. The next day, MS visited two SMG roads (Bagbazar – Bagarkot – Bhageshwor & Dungri – Seragad – Dewal) to observe the progress and quality of works. On the 3rd day, MS visited two term maintenance roads (Sakayal – Kailpalmandu & Raduwa – Parikhet - Badal). During discussions with workers, Mahendra stressed on safety requirement and mandatory use of PPE by all members regardless of any excuse. On the last day, DC chaired the meeting with contractor along with DTA staff. Further, a separate short meeting was held with DTA staff and provided feedbacks on his observation and findings.

Sub-surface Drainage System in DAD

By RAP 3 on January 24, 2018

District:

A Sub-Surface Drainage System is being constructed at CH. 03+700 of Sakayal-Kaipalmandu (73DR005) road and implemented under TM Piloting with proper guidence and close supervision of DTA staff. This drain system is to be built behind and below a gabion wall whose designed height is well above 5m. Sub‐soil drainage system facilitates the proper flow of water behind and below the wall which plays an important role to increase the stability of retaining wall and prevent structural failure. (See photo) The Sub-Surface Drainage construction is first of its kind for the workers of the implimenting contractor, they did the job with interest and shown the willingness to do with more confidently in future. 

                                                                                                                   

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