Bid opening for the procurement of safety gears and construction tools

By RAP 3 on March 28, 2018

District:

DTO Jhapa with the technical assistance of RAP3 is procuring safety gears and construction tools for RMGs through sealed quotation. The bid notice was published in the local newspaper on 12th March, 2018 and the submission deadline was 27th March, 2018 until 12:00 hrs. Six hard copies were submitted within deadline. The bids were opened on the same day at 14:00 hrs. in the presence of DTO staff, CDO representative, District Treasury Office representative, RAP3 staff and authorized representatives of the bidders. A summary examination of the bids was prepared to determine compliance with the requirements of the invitation documents. Information about the bidders, amount of bid prices, presence or absence of necessary documents was announced and a record of the bid opening was prepared which was verified by the respective representatives.

Orientation/Training on ‘RMGs Management Handover to Local Levels’

By RAP 3 on March 26, 2018

District:

DTA Jhapa has successfully completed orientation/training on ‘RMGs Management Handover to Local Levels’ to Technical Focal Persons of R/Municipalities on 22-23 March, 2018. There were 12 participants from R/Municipalities. The first day covered theoretical sessions followed by practical sessions on the next day. The programme was chaired by DTO Chief Mr. Shushil Shrestha and Sr. Programme officer of DCC Mr. Jaya Timsina 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. DTO chief thanked RAP3 for organizing such an important event with the objective to continue RMG management at local levels following the complete handover from RAP3 and anticipated continued support to the local levels and ended opening session. The formal orientation/training session was facilitated by DC, DTO Chief, GE and SAME. The second day practical demonstration session was conducted at the RMG road sites.

Handover of Improvement Project documents

District:

RAP3 Jhapa has withdrawn its technical support from Dudhe- Shivagunj-Mahabara-Korobari Road Improvement Project from 15th of July 2017.So, all the technical documents related to the project was handed over to Chief District Engineer, Sushil Shrestha, DTO, Jhapa on 13th November 2017. Handover of Improvement Project was done at DTO Jhapa in the presence of DTO Chief, TMO-Local Road Network Maintenance Coordinator (LRNMC) Harihar Bhandari, other DCC/DTO Officials and DTA team.

Coordination with New Municipalities

District:

RAP3 DTA Jhapa is one step closer to coordinating with local bodies. DCC Jhapa has issued a letter requesting all municipalities/rural municipalities (M/RM) where Road Maintenance Groups (RMG) are working to assign one technical, focal person for the supervision of RMG work for its effective implementation. After the appointment of focal persons by respective M/RM, one day orientation training will be provided to them. In Jhapa, 30 RMGs with 170 members are working in 17 DRCNs roads in 13 different municipalities/rural municipalities carrying out routine/recurrent maintenance activities

Handover-Takeover of RMG works

District:

GE Chetan Neupane has been rotated to Achham from Jhapa and GE Rishma Pokhrel has joined the district. Chetan handed over all the official documents related to RMG and improvement project of  Dudhe-Shivgunj and also made clear about the backup files to new GE. DTA team also introduced new GE to DCC/DTO officials. Handover-Takeover was done at DTA, Jhapa on 23rd October 2017.

Farewell and Welcome of Graduate Engineers

District:

n line with GEs rotation, GE of Jhapa Chetan Neupane has been transferred to Achham District and GE of Dailekh Ms. Rishma Pokhrel has joined Jhapa district. A farewell and welcome programme was organized at DTO, Jhapa on 24th October 2017 facilitated by SAME Dukhilal Chaudhary. RAP team and DTO team thanked Chetan for his contribution during his stay at Jhapa, wished him boundless success in his new assignment and welcomed new GE. Chetan also expressed that he had great experience working in Jhapa and thanked all for their love and support during his tenure.

Extension of RMG contract, Jhapa

District:

As there was delay on annual GoN funds for RMGs due to restructuring of districts into municipalities, RMGs of Jhapa were contracted on monthly basis for the month of August and September with the assurance of RAP 3 direct funding and direct payment has also been made. Now since DoLIDAR has issued letter to all maintenance districts to continue the maintenance activities through RMGs in this fiscal year too, contract has been extended from October 2017 up to July 2018 of all 30 RMGs working in different DRCNs in Jhapa District. RMGs work throughout the year carrying out different routine and recurrent maintenance activities to make road passable in all season.

Annual review and engagement workshop

District:

DTA Jhapa conducted one day Annual review and engagement workshop on 14th September 2017 under the chairmanship of LDO Khemraj Ojha where DCC Chief Somnath Portel was Chief Guest of the program. Mayor and Deputy Mayor from Municipalities and Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson from Rural Municipalities including executive officers from both local bodies, representatives from media and RMG were presented in the program. The first session of the program commenced with a welcome speech by DTO chief Sushil Shrestha followed by workshop objectives by RAP3 DPM Arjun Poudel. RAP3 GE Chetan Neupane then presented on district activities completed during FY 073-74 to the participants. Discussion related to Policy, Planning, Implementation, Funding and Monitoring and Evaluation under new local government system were conducted in the second session. The program ended with the question and answer session where DTO Chief, RAP3 DPM and GE answered to the participants’ questions.

Monsoon damage assessment

District:

With a view to inform DCC/DTO regarding damages incurred by recent heavy rainfall at DRCN roads, DTA Jhapa has prepared monsoon damage assessment report and submitted to DCC/DTO on 24th Aug 017. The report included road name, photo of damaged section with location and proposed maintenance measures. The report revealed nine DRCNs needed emergency maintenance at least at 11 places. It also delivered a clear picture on the extent of damages caused by monsoon on DRCN road surfaces of Jhapa.

Group level RMG public audit

District:

DTA Jhapa is conducting group level public audit at sampled RMG groups in different road corridor. On 19th July 2017, RAP3 GE and SAME audited on payment from April to July 2017 received by 2nd RMG group of Bhadrapur-Jyamirgadi-Dhulabari-Shantinagar-Irautar DRCN road. Each RMG members were asked if they had any grievances regarding payment distribution. All members were found to be satisfied with payment sheet of the audited months.

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