Kathmandu University students give presentation on tax to Dailekh DCCI

By RAP 3 on October 9, 2018

District:

Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) MBA students delivered a presentation on tax and loan processes to the Dailekh District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Executive Committee.

The presentation covered VAT, TDS, vehicle tax, custom tax, income tax, calculation methods, calculation of tax for entities and final tax payments.  In addition, the students shared information about sources of finance for small businesses, private equity providers, capacity development providers, and types of industries and their methods of registration. 

The KUSOM students were in Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement, facilitated by CONNECT. 

Future Entrepreneurs in Dailekh meet Kathmandu University MBA students

By RAP 3 on October 9, 2018

District:

CONNECT facilitated a learning exchange between Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) members and Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students at Narayan Campus on 2nd October 2018.

Four KUSOM MBA students traveled to Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement.  While in Dailekh, the KUSOM students took the opportunity share their experiences with FEC members and the Narayan Campus students presented their winning business plan “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”.

 

Young Entrepreneurs in Dailekh start tapari business

By RAP 3 on October 9, 2018

District:

The Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) at Narayan Campus, Dailekh has started a new business -  “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”. FEC members collected sal leaves (shorea robusta) and bamboo sticks from nearby forest areas to start making Tapari.

Three young entrepreneurs, members of the CONNECT Future Entrepreneurs’ Club (FEC) in Dailekh, were among participants at the YUNUS Social Business Challenge 2018 and were awarded investment of NPR 50,000 under thematic area “Food and Women” for their business plan “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”. 

The FEC members started this business with a hope to support Dailekh Bazar to become plastic free and they have big ambitons; once they have tested the market and built demand the FEC is planning to invest the prize money in a machine to scale up production.

 

RMG remobilized in DRCN roads

By RAP 3 on September 28, 2018

District:

RAP3 DTA Dailekh remobilized all RMGs from 17th September 2018 (1 Asoj 2075). A work plan was provided to RMG by site in-charge as instructed by RTL coordinating with respective R/Municipality Technical Focal Person. 21 RMGs working on 16 DRCN roads have been instructed to work efficiently before the end of the month. Heavy damage to the road by traffic and monsoon rain has been detected. To open the road efficiently for Dashain festival, RAP3 TMO allocated budget for one month (Asoj 2075) to all RMGs to that the hands on training of Palika staff can be completed ahead of the arrival of GON funds. It also allows roads to be cleared ahead of the Dashain festival. Coordination between province and DCC for GoN fund transfer to the district for RMG work is ongoing.  

Farewell of CTEVT Intern, Dailekh

By RAP 3 on September 21, 2018

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CTEVT Intern Mr. Prakash Basnet completed his six month internship as an IOW from DTA Dailekh on 16th September 2018. A small farewell program was organized for him by RAP3 Dailekh team where RTL, Rajendra Kumar Shrestha thanked him for his contribution during his tenure at Dailekh and wished him every success in the future. Mr. Basnet stated that he had had a great experience working in Dailekh and thanked RAP3 team for their support. After his internship, he is planning to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Engineering in Surkhet .

RMG handover and RCS/ARAMP training to R/Municipalities of Dailekh

By RAP 3 on August 21, 2018

District:

Two days of RMG handover training to the focal persons of each municipality/rural municipality and one day RCS and ARAMP preparation training were successfully completed on 11-12 August and 13th August 2018 respectively. The training was conducted in the DCC hall in Narayan Municipality and was attended by the acting chief of DCC Nanda Khadka as well as the Mayor of Narayan Municipality Ratna Bahadur Khadka. Other officials from DCC were chief guests of the program. All the engineers and sub engineers from the respective M/RMs, DoLIDAR’s Bed Raj Regmi, Central Asset Management Engineer of RAP3 Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha and all the members of RAP3 Dailekh team attended the programme. The objective of the training was to educate focal persons on all works related to RMG like how they are formed, assignment of work to them, inspection of their work and their payment system. Also explained was the procedure of carrying out RCS and ultimately preparing an ARAMP report using the excel template. They were also briefed about the exit policy of RAP3 from the district.

Public Audit of SMG payment

By RAP 3 on August 13, 2018

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A Public Audit of SMG-2 of Dailekh-Naumule DRCN road was held on 20th July 2018, after which only three out of six groups remain. There were 16 (6 Male and 10 Female) members of the group present on that day, held at one of the SMG member house.  Mr Kamal Adhikari (OM) conducted the Audit and IoW and IE were there to facilitate the program. They received the money due (Final IPC) and the inventory of the tools that they needed to return to RAP3 was also specified.   The audit concluded after receiving feedback from the SMG members on what should be done to improve this model in the years to come. All the SMG are happy with the payment made by the RAP3 for their specific maintenance work as per the contract.

Farewell of GE Aadit Pathak

By RAP 3 on August 13, 2018

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Mr Adit Pathak has been a great asset to the RAP3 Dailekh DTA ever since he came here as a graduate engineer (GE). His contribution towards the proper functioning of the program is acknowledged by each and every member of the RAP3 Dailekh team. Now his tenure has come to an end. His ability as an engineer along with his lighthearted spirit is highly appreciated and he will be greatly missed. Overall he has been working on the RAP3 program since May of 2015 and since November 2017 as a GE in Dailekh DTA. As a token of admiration, RAP3 DTA team held a small farewell ceremony on 22nd July 2018, where Mr Rajendra K. Shrestha (RTL) gave a short speech and everybody gave him best wishes for his future. Mr Adit stated his appreciation for the support he received while working here and hoped to meet everyone in the future.

SMG Audit in Dailekh

By RAP 3 on July 20, 2018

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There are a total of six SMGs formed by RAP3 Dailekh to work in three different DRCN, all of whose work had already been completed. Public audit of two of the six groups was held on 12th July 2018 in Mathillo Dugeshwor. There were 15 members of one group and 12 from the other present on the day. Officials from the rural municipality also attended the program. RAP3 RTL Mr Rajendra K. Shrestha and OM Mr Kamal Adhikari conducted the Audit and IoW, IE and drivers were there to facilitate the program. The members received the monies due and the inventory of the tools they needed to return to RAP3 was also specified. The audit concluded with the feedbacks from the SMG members on what should be done to improve this model in the years to come.

Farmers invest in construction of 90 poly houses and 7 irrigation ponds

By ruth on July 9, 2018

District:

140 farmers in PACC's supply chain have invested in the construction of irrigation ponds and poly houses that will increase their production and enable them to focus on production of high value, off-season vegetables.

Ifad funded High Value Agriculture Project (HVAP) have supplied 7 irrigation ponds and 90 poly houses with CONNECT providing technical assistance and farmers contributing NPR 250,000, NPR 270,000 and NPR 396,000 to construct irrigation ponds, polyhouses and to install drip irrigation respectively.

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