SMGs final public audit in Jumla

By RAP 3 on May 10, 2018

District:

The SMGs final public audit of road code 63DR007 was carried out on 27th April, 2018. The total amount of wages payment of NRs 312,011.62 including the remaining 20% of the previous bill of IPC 1 and 2 and administrative costs was delivered to the SMGs during the public audit. The physical progress and financial progress of road code 63DR007 are 100%. Also, the 3rd IPC bill payment for SMGs of road code 63DR008 and 63DR009 was held on 29th April, 2018 for NRs 356,928.53 and NRs 330,072.50 respectively. The physical and financial progress of 63DR008 are 85% and 83% while the physical and financial progress of 63DR009 are 55% and 50%.

Jumla DCCI to increase number of women on Executive Committee

By ruth on April 5, 2018

District:

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

The DCCI tabled and agreed to pass RAP3 CONNECT’s policy reform “Female Representation on DCCI Executive Committees’ recommending a minimum reservation of 33% for women members at their Annual General Meeting.

DCCI’s in Bajura, Dadeldhura, Dailekh and Doti have already passed the same reform.

Jumli Bean retailer invests in grading machine

By ruth on April 4, 2018

District:

RAP3 CONNECT have been working with Aastha General Store (AGS), Jumla to build their supply chain, sourcing retail markets and encouraging long term agreements.  AGS recently purchased a grading machine that will improve the quality of their product, increase brand value and strengthen their relationship with buyers such as Bhatbhateni.

SMGs 1st Interim Payment Certificate (IPC1)

By RAP 3 on March 15, 2018

District:

Specific Maintenance Groups (SMGs) in Jumla DCC have been working on roads 63DR007, 63DR008 and 63DR009 since 1st February 2018. The DTA released its 1st Interim payment certificate (IPC1) for SMGs on 23rd February with amount of NRs 953, 628 i.e. 80% of total amount. The physical progress of SMGs on road code 63DR007 is 42.5%, on 63DR008 is 37.5% and on 63DR009 is 12.4%. As for financial progress of SMGs on road code 63DR007 is 34%, on 63DR008 is 30% and on 63DR009 is 9.9%.

International Women’s Day - Jumla

By RAP 3 on March 15, 2018

District:

In Jumla, altogether 63 women are working as RAP3 members in different groups of SMG, RMG and CTEVT Internship. The Certificate of Achievement was awarded to the following five nominees.

Miss Janmaya Bohara, in recognition of her contribution of defying stereotypes, who has used her wages from RAP3 to support a family of four and volunteered to work for women’s health and care.

Miss Tara Kathayat, in recognition of her contribution to challenging social norms, by educating her two sons in Kathmandu.

Miss Suman Buda, in recognition of her contribution to Inspired/Energized communities. She sells Unilever products and has encouraged other women to participate in income generation activities.

Miss Pabita Bista, in recognition of her contribution of Achieved academic success, who worked as a CTEVT Intern at RAP3 after completing her course in Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Miss Sampurna Buda, in recognition of her contribution to leadership, who has started a new hotel and lodge and aiming to grow her business bigger.

Gravelling and widening

By RAP 3 on January 23, 2018

District:

Guthichour Rural Municipality, Ward No. 1, Jumla has initiated a program to widen the narrow sections of road 63DR009b using excavator. The work was at full pace during a site visit by SAME on 17th January 2018. Also around 500m of the road section was seen gravelled. The road will be now easily passable to vehicles and have less chances of formation of rills during monsoon seasons. The total length of this road is 8.10 Km and 6 members of RAP3 RMG are mobilized for maintenance.

SMG: Safety training and field demonstration

By RAP 3 on January 23, 2018

District:

On 17th January DTA Jumla conducted a safety training and field demonstration for assembling and filling of gabion boxes for SMG group of 63DR008. GE showed and explained the site safety pictures to all members of SMGs.  A safety officer was chosen from the group and he was provided with the safety checklist. Later on the procedure for assembling and filling of gabion box was explained to the groups. DTA team stayed on the site until one of the box was completely filled with rubble stones. SMG members gained much knowledge regarding safety concern and maintaining quality gabion work.

Field visit with DC and RTL, Jumla

By RAP 3 on January 1, 2018

District:

On 29th December 2017, field visit to Bag Bazaar-Pathar Khola, Narakot and Sanigaun Micro Hydropower was carried out by DC, RTL and SAME. Routine maintenance work through Road Maintenance Group (RMG) has been completed as given work plan in road (63DR001) Bag Bazaar-Pathar Khola, road (63DR003) Acharyalihi-Narakot and road (63DR004) Acharyalihi Sanigaun. RMGs members were involved in three different groups in these different DRCN roads. Most of these roads are found fair. The work at Sanikhola MHP was halted due to frozen ice at working site. About 95% work has been already completed. DC and RTL were well satisfied with RMGs works.     

Rearranging SMG groups

By RAP 3 on January 1, 2018

District:

DTA Jumla rearranged all SMG groups on last week of December. Around 25/26 members were included in each groups and it was necessary to exclude some members to comply with the guidelines. It was found that some members have already involved in other works and will not work with RAP 3 anymore. Remaining members whose performance were poor during first phase of specific maintenance work were excluded with coordination with all members of the group. After this rearrangement, each group was registered with around 18 members.

Completion of second phase workshop

By RAP 3 on January 1, 2018

District:

DTA Jumla along with the program facilitators DC Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha and RTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha completed the second phase workshop on 28th December 2017 at Hotel Mansarower Hall. The attendees of the program were from DCC/DTO, Municipalities/Rural Municipalities and RAP 3.  Acting LDO Chhetra Bdr. Budthapa and DCC Vice-Chief Karma Buda were nominated as chairpersons of the program. Rajendra Kumar Shrestha discussed about the objectives of the second phase workshop along with recap of the first phase workshop and Laxman Bhakta Dahi Shrestha presented on Support Strategy for Federalization.

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