Benefits of Rural Roads: Post construction for DRCNs in DOTI

By RAP 3 on February 15, 2018

District:

DTA Doti had an official visit from the Senior Economist Dr. Kamal Banskota accompanied by Mr. Indu Raj Joshi to analyze the benefits of rural roads in Doti. The duo visited Doti on the 9th of February and were in field visit on the 10th. The visit was directed to understand the direct and the indirect impacts of road infrastructure development on the rural community. The visitors had an informal meeting with DTA/CONNECT team, STOS, SMEs, HDs in Doti. The meeting was focused on the identification of pocket areas where substantial economic development was observed as a result of road infrastructure development. The team also interacted with Chairperson of K. I. Singh Rural Municipality Mr. Lokendra Shahi at Ranagaun to assess the direct impact of RAP through its various phases in the district.

Orientation of SMG 5, Doti

By RAP 3 on February 7, 2018

District:

SMG 5(ch 0+000 to 12+000) of 70DR012 which was formed on 26th January, 2018 was given orientation training by DTA Doti on 29th January, 2018.The program was conducted in the ward office at Gopghat. The training program was chaired by Ward Chairman and there was the presence of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Shikhar Municipality. Some of the members had been replaced assuring 33% female members. Since the group was completely new, most of the members did not have much idea about the types of works done in specific maintenance. So, they were given clarification about earthworks, dry wall, gabion wall, dry stone pitching, dry stone causeways, safety and insurance by IoW, GE and IE.

Formation of SMG 2, Doti

By RAP 3 on February 7, 2018

District:

SMG 2(ch 10+000 to 15+000) of 70DR001 was formed on 28th January, 2018 at the ward office Mudbhara, Shikhar Municipality comprising of 20 members. The Ward Chairman was given the responsibility to facilitate the selection procedure. Old members of the group and other locals interested to get enrolled were gathered and RAP 3 team gave instructions regarding the criteria for selection of SMG members. New chairman and treasurer were selected along with other members with the consent of everyone. 33% of female members in each group was assured, inclusive of disadvantaged group.

SMG formation in Doti

By RAP 3 on January 30, 2018

District:

DTA Doti conducted formation of SMG 5 for Gopghat-Latamandu DRCN (70DR012, ch 0+000 to ch 12+000) on 26th January,2018. The meeting was chaired by Siddha Bahadur Balayar, Chairperson of Shikhar Municipality and sixty-eight people were present. RAP 3 DTAs (IoW, GE and SLT) gave them information regarding the SMG guidelines and the type of works to be done. Following those instructions SMG was formed successfully within their coordination, which included 20 members.

Completion of second workshop

By RAP 3 on December 23, 2017

District:

On 22 December 2017, RAP 3 Doti successfully conducted second engagement workshop in presence of representatives from DCC and R/Municipality. The workshop was mainly focused on involvement of Municipalities and Rural Municipalities in policy making. The program started with RTL, Krishna Sharan Dhungana’s presentation on the workshop objectives including recap of the previous workshop, followed by the presentation of DC, Mahendra Kumar Shrestha on RAP 3 support strategy for federalization.  The R/Municipalities were divided into 3 groups for discussion on their priorities under six topics for the feedback for RAP 4 design, on which they delivered short presentation.

Rapid Condition Survey

District:

RAP3 DTA Doti conducted Rapid Condition Survey on two DRCN, 70DR001 and 70DR006 on 6th November and 9th November respectively for the purpose of preparation of SMGs estimation. In previous year 5 SMGs groups were piloted in these roads corridor under RAP3 direct funding and it is expected to mobilize same groups under same provision this year. Along with that survey team of RTL, GE and IoW also conducted rapid condition survey on 70DR005 and 70DR006 for ARAMP preparation. Gabion wall, toe wall, dry stone causeway and dry-stone soiling were the main maintenance measure identified by the survey team.

Completion of DCC meeting hall

District:

Contract for the construction of Pre-Fabricated Meeting Hall on Roof Top of DCC Building Doti (RAP3/2017/013) was signed with J.R Construction on 2nd July 2017. The total contract amount was NRs. 1,598,696.88 including VAT.  The construction works has been completed and joint monitoring was carried out on 15th October 2017 by DTA Doti, DCC and contractor. The work of contractor is found satisfactory. The final payment certificate is being prepared and will be submitted to TMO for approval.

Handover of DCC meeting hall

District:

The construction of Pre-Fabricated Meeting Hall on Roof Top of DCC Building Doti has been completed. A small program of handover was organized on 31st October 2017 in presence of representatives from DCC, RAP 3 DTA and contractor. The key of the hall was handed to vice president of District Coordination Committee Mrs. Shasi Shob by the RTL Krishna Sharna Dhungana hoping that the hall will be fully utilized for the appropriate work. 

OMF obtains organic certification

By ruth on October 26, 2017

District:

Organic Mountain Flavor (OMF) has obtained organic certification of 133 hectares of land in Surkhet.  The certification, granted by ECOCert, covers land farmed by 366 ginger farmers in OMF's downstream supply chain.  These farmers will receive higher prices from OMF for the ginger they produce as, with organic certification, OMF is able to sell ginger at a premium price.

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Payment of RMGs

District:

RMGs payment for the month of August had been made on 22nd September, 2017. Out of 19 RMGs, payment of 8 RMGs were done from DDF and payment of remaining 11 RMGs were done from RAP 3 Direct Funds. The amount of NRs 372,973.00 had been paid from DDF whereas NRs 504,203.00 had been paid from direct account. All RMGs were happy to receive the salary before Dashain festival.

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