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.

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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.

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.

Dadeldhura DCCI to raise minimum reserved number of seats on their Executive Committee to 33%

By RAP 3 on September 17, 2017

District:

The Dadeldhura District Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has committed to increasing the minimum number of reserved seats for women on their Executive Committee to 33%.

At the Annual General Meeting held on 11 September, the DCCI tabled and unanimously agreed to pass RAP3 CONNECT’s policy reform “Female Representation on DCCI Executive Committees’ recommending a minimum reservation of 33% for women members.

Earlier this year the DCCI’s in Dailekh and Doti passed the same reform and are increasing the number of women on their Executive Committees at the next round of DCCI elections.

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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.

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