External Audit completed

District:

The external audit team comprising Sandesh Oli and Gokul Raj Dahal visited Dailekh District from 12th -14th September 2017 to carry out audit on RAP3’s financial and other related activities. The team reviewed the financial activities including payment (IPCs) of SMGs, RMGs, DM road and its documentation, expenditure of RAP’s office, attendance register, logbook, ASP, TA, DDF and Public Audit reports. The team visited 60DR024 with DTA team for sampling and to observe the RMG work and field condition. After the completion of audit, closing meeting was held on 14th of September to share about general findings of Audit. Audit team thanked DTA team for their support, discussed on the results of their audit and also appreciated that book-keeping and documentation was well maintained in DTA, Dailekh.

CIM Assessment Meeting

District:

CIM review meeting was organized at DCC, Dailekh on 14th September 2017 under the chairmanship of DCC Chairperson. Program Officer, Padam Sapkota facilitated the meeting highlighting the objectives of CIM and the process of review. Overall 19 participants including LDO, Vice-chairperson, Finance Officers, DTO engineers, Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha, DC from TMO, Binod Shakya from DOLIDAR, RAP3 staff and other DCC/DTO officials attended the meeting. RTL, Rajendra Kumar Shrestha briefed about each key element of CIM. Discussion was made and score was assigned to each key element with proper justification. The overall score of CIM has increased to 8.25 from the previous year’s score of 7.7.

Annual Review and Municipal Engagement Strategy Workshop

District:

RAP3 Dailekh organized one day annual review and municipal engagement strategy workshop on 15th September 2017 in Narayan Municipality Hall, Dailekh. The program was chaired by DCC chairperson and there were total 80 participants including DCC Vice-Chairperson, Honorable MPs, DCC members, CDO, LDO, Finance officers, DTO Engineers, elected local bodies from different municipality, journalists, representatives from different political parties, DC Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha from TMO, Engineer Binod Shakya from DoLIDAR and RAP3 team. The main objective of this workshop was to inform the newly elected representatives of municipalities about RAP3 program, its objectives, working modality and review the performance and progress made during past year. The workshop was facilitated by Program Officer Padam Sapkota. RTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha presented about LRN component, CDM Kushal Hamal presented about CONNECT component, DC Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha gave presentation on Municipal Engagement Strategy Workshop and Engineer Binod Shakya briefed about the future strategies for RMGs. Total four groups were formed from eleven rural/municipalities for group discussion on six thematic areas for finding issues, reasons behind them and their possible solutions and presented their conclusions after discussing on each thematic areas. The program ended with closing remarks by DCC chairperson.

Road Term Maintenance Pilot Project Contract

District:

RAP3 DTA, Dailekh completed bid evaluation of a pilot Term Maintenance Contract concluding G.T Construction, Surkhet as the lowest substantially responsive bidder. Letters of intent and award were issued to the bidder on 8th August 2017 and 16th August 2017 respectively by TMO. The bidder will now be responsible for delivering various emergency and specific maintenance needs of DRCN #60DR001 & #60DR004 for the term of 01 September 2017 to 30 June 2018 and be in place well before the monsoon ends and have it ready for mobilization in emergency maintenance work right after the monsoon when damages on roads are greatest.

Farewell to an engineering intern

District:

A farewell program was organized to Gautam Khadka, an engineering intern at RAP3 DTA, Dailekh on 31st July 2017. He completed his first half of internship (3 months) assisting the technical team in Dailekh and has been transferred to Kalikot to complete the other half of internship programme. RTL, Rajendra Kumar Shrestha thanked him for his contribution during his stay at Dailekh, wishing him boundless success in the future and also requested him to keep in touch. Mr. Khadka as well stated that he had great experience working as an intern in Dailekh and thanked all the staff for their continual love & support.

SMG’s work completed

District:

SMG have completed specific maintenance activities for this year at the mid of July 2017. Total 6 million budget was allocated for this work, 120 members involving 53 female & 67 male were assigned in six different groups for the construction of dry retaining walls, gabion retaining walls, dry stone soling, causeway, and earthen drains. About 98% of estimated work had been substantially completed. This approach was piloted in three DRCNs (60DR010, 60DR031, 60DR033,) and will be continued in next year, too

RMG formation & Orientation training in DM2

District:

On 18th July 2017, RAP3 DTA Dailekh organized a mass meeting of settlements nearby the road corridor at Okharbas for the formation of Road Maintenance Group (RMG) in Desigade –Mahabu (DM2) road (Okharbas-Mahabu section). Total 10 members comprising 6 female and 4 male were selected for 16 km long DM2 (60DR009) road to carry out the routine & recurrent maintenance activities, priority was given to poor, female and disadvantaged groups. After formation of RMG, RMG orientation (theory & on-site demo) training was provided to the selected members emphasizing on preventing road assets from being damaged and making road vehicle pliable on 19th July 2017.

Cleanliness Programme in DCC

District:

Under the leadership of Dailekh LDO Dila Ram Panthi, cleanliness programme was organized in DCC premises on 17th July 2017. DCC staff, DTO staff, RAP3 staff, and other projects staff actively participated in the programme. The participants were mainly involved in clearing weeds and unwanted plants, collection of dust, bottles, papers, plastics and other waste and their proper disposal. The programme was very effective and it has been decided to organize frequent repeats.

Basic Operating Guidelines (BOG) booklet distribution & orientation

District:

On 26th June 2017, meeting was organized in RAP3 DTA, Dailekh to distribute and orient about BOG booklet to all RAP3 staff. RTL, Rajendra Kumar Shrestha facilitated the meeting, distributing booklet to all staff .He explained every points of guidelines in detail and requested all to share their views on the points. An open discussion took place and the queries were addressed by RTL. He also requested all to keep the booklet with them and to follow it in order to avoid any kind of risks or hazards.

DFID Annual Review team visit Dailekh

District:

Nina Schuler, Gareth Weir, Raj Kumar Rai and June Shrestha from DFID Nepal, Vishal Gadhavi from MEL and Christopher Tomlinson from KEP visited the RAP3 office in Dailekh on 5th June 2017. DTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha held a joint meeting with the DCC, DTO, DFID, MEL, KEP and RAP3. On 6th June, the team visited the Mathillo-Dungeshwor-Dadaparajul District Road (60DR031) to observe maintenance activities implemented by RMGs and SMGs assigned to that road. On the way to Kalikot, the team conducted a meeting with Hatemalo Cooperative (MSME#9) at contact office of Hatemalo Cooperative.

On 8th June 2017, the team visited Belpata diary (MSME#3) and interacted with Executive Committee of the Dairy, farmers, trade hub, DLSO, Prabhu Bank, Insurance Company and buyers of dairy supplies. Then after AR visit team left Dailekh for Nepalgunj completing field visit.

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