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. 

                                                                                                                   

SMGs formation completed in Dadeldhura

By RAP 3 on January 10, 2018

District:

DTA Dadedlhura completed formation of 5 Specific Maintenance Groups (SMGs) for piloting works in 3 DRCNs.  These groups were formed from the mass meetings at the community level through mutual consent based on standard procedure in presence of public representatives and stakeholders. Two SMGs were formed on the Bagbazar-Bagarkot-Bhageshor District Road (73DR001), two more on the Dungri-Seragad-Dewal District Road (73DR010) and one SMG was for the Pokhara-Belapur District Road (73DR002). Group names and leadership were also finalized. Altogether 75 members were selected from poorest and most disadvantaged families, 15 members in each 5 groups. Among them 47 are male and 28 are female. SMG groups will be provided with construction materials, tools and safety gear and start work after the orientation and training.

Local Government Engagement Strategy Workshop Phase II

By RAP 3 on December 26, 2017

District:

DTA Dadeldhura successfully organized one-day phase II engagement strategy workshop on 24th December 2017. The program was chaired by DCC Chairperson Ganes Raj Bhatta and main objectives of the workshop was to discuss about first workshop’s findings and support strategy of RAP 3 in newly formed federal system. All together 35 participants including Mayor/Vice-Mayor of the municipalities, Chairperson/Vice-Chairperson of the rural municipalities, executive officers, officials of DCC, DTO were present in the program.  LDO, Rajes Babu Ghimire warmly welcomed and requested for active participation to all the participants. RTL Krishna Sharan Dhungana presented the brief introduction and objective of the workshop. RAP 3 SDS Shankar Prasad Pokharel presented on support strategy in newly formed federal system. The participants got involved in group discussion on their priorities under six topics namely Policies, Planning, Implementation, Financial management, Organizational Structure and Monitoring/Evaluation for the feedback for RAP 4 design and presented their conclusions. RAP 3 DPM Dilli Prakash Sitaula further clarified some confusions before DCC Chairperson concluded the program with vote of thanks.

Seed producers in Dailekh insure their crops

By RAP 3 on December 8, 2017

District:

Seed prodcuers in Dailekh plan to insure their crops, benefiting from the Government of Nepal subsidised scheme.  CONNECT is supporting farmers to submit applictations to Everest Insurance and expects reaching subsidised insurance to farmers to reduce risks significantly and further encourage them to increase production.

Keyword(s):

Term Maintenance to accelerate

District:

DTA Dadeldhura organized a meeting with contractor “Chandani Construction” on 14th Novemeber 2017 to accelerate term maintenance activities in the selected DRCNs. The meeting was chaired by RTL Krishna Sharan Dhungana in the presence of contractors’ representative and DTA staff. The agenda of the meeting was to review the progress status, payment of work order and issuing of work order. Both parties discussed the implementation schedule, responsibilities and coordination. The contractor was informed that the next work order will be concerned with specific maintenance activities which include mainly gabion structures, stone soling, drain construction and road way widening in some specific sections.

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