RMGs Remobilised

By RAP 3 on September 21, 2018


RMGs have been remobilized in Jumla for a month starting from 17th September 2018. The funding of this work is by direct funding by RAP3 as part of its exit strategy from the Core maintenance districts. The strategy is first to complete the training of Municipal technical staff (Technical Focus Persons) ahead of the arrival of GON funding earmarked for RMG works by the Ministry of Finance. Secondly, field inspections had shown that the condition of DRCNs had deteriorated due to the monsoon rains and maintenance was indispensable to improve access ahead of the forthcoming festival season. Thirdly this move means that RMGs will have cash in their pockets for Dasain and Tihar.

Jumla DCCI commit to increase female representation on Executive Committee

By RAP 3 on September 17, 2018


Jumla District Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has committed to increase 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 District Chamber of Commerce & Industry Executive Committees" recommending a minimum reservation of 33% for women members at their Annual General Meeting on 16th September 2018.

To date, Bajua, Dadeldhura, Dailekh and Doti DCCIs have passed the policy reform paper.  Last week, Doti DCCI held their first Executive Committee election since adopting the reform and successfully appointed 7 women to the Committee, exceeding the 33% minimum.

RMGs management handover to Municipalities, Jumla

By RAP 3 on August 20, 2018


DTA Jumla successfully conducted RMGs management handover training to Technical Focal Persons (TFP) of Municipalities/Rural Municipalities on 18th and 19th of August 2018. Out of 8 local bodies of Jumla, 7 TFPs from 7 local bodies participated in the training. The program was chaired by DCC Vice-Chairman Mr. Karma Buda. RAP3 RTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha delivered a short welcome speech along with a clarification of the objectives of the training. DCO of DCC, Hari Prasad Ghimire presented his best wishes to the participants. After the introduction of every participants, the opening session was closed by DCC vice-chairman where he briefly clarified the importance of RMGs. The main objective of the training was to make the Technical Focal Person aware of the importance of RMGs, its approach, principles and fundamentals, working modality, guidelines and detailed operation and work evaluation and bill preparation.

Completion of RMG public audit and refresher training

By RAP 3 on July 25, 2018


From 4th to 9th July 2018, DTA Jumla organized public audit and refresher training to RMGs of all DRCN roads. 74 RMG members from 12 groups and representatives from RAP3, DTO and Rural Municipality attended the programme. RMGs received a refresher on the objectives of RAP3, various processes and activities of road maintenance, performance standards of various road elements and technical and non-technical points to be noted during road maintenance. GE and IOW also explained about the seasonal road maintenance requirements and payment procedure. RMGs were further informed about possible RMGs implementation modality in line with the new government structure. The representative from DTO provided clarity on the purpose of conducting public audits and its importance. The verification of payment was done where each members checked their received amount with the payroll sheet of DTO. All were satisfied with received amounts.

Public audit of Sanikhola MHP, Jumla

By RAP 3 on July 5, 2018


Final public audit of Sanikhola mini hydropower canal maintenance was conducted on 28th May 2018 in the presence of 102 local community participants. As with all public audits local beneficiaries appreciate the transparency and insights that these audits provide about the makeup of costs for development projects. For this programme RAP 3 has delivered 661 bags of cement at a cost of NRs 858,970 (63.44% of total costs), the total skilled manpower cost was NRs 421,600 (31.14%) the programme management cost was NRs 48,390 (3.57%), while the public audit cost was NRs 25,000 (1.85%) a small price to pay for knowing the breakdown of the total expenditure of NRs 1,353,960.

RTL field visit in Jumla

By RAP 3 on July 4, 2018


On 18th and 19th June 2018, field visit to Urthu, Dillichaur and Chhumchaur was carried by DTA Jumla along with RTL to observe RMG and SMG work. During the visit, the team interacted with RBGs/SMGs members on various issues including payment of RMGs wages, work site safety and PPEs. The team observed the quality of work at 63DR008, Urthu. Gabion assembling and stone packing works are ongoing according to the work plan through the SMG in 63DR008. RTL Rajendra Kumar Shrestha discussed effective ways of constructing gabion structures using proper engineering techniques. He suggested to speed up the SMGs work for rehabilitation of the canal to complete the assigned work within time.  He reviewed the progress update and the standard of work being carried out by RMGs in three DRCN namely 63DR010, 63DR011 and 63DR012. Routine maintenance work at these three DRCNs was found satisfactory.

SMGs final public audit in Jumla

By RAP 3 on May 10, 2018


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%.

Jumli Bean retailer invests in grading machine

By RAP 3 on April 4, 2018


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


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


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.