RMGs orientation of SSDR Corridor

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On 12th -13th June 2017 RAP3 Kalikot completed two days training for three newly formed RMGs of  Sannighat-Syuna -Shipkhana District Road for implementing routine and recurrent maintenance activities before the monsoon. The main objective of training was to raise awareness for RMGs to prevent road assets from being damaged and to make the road pliable in all seasons. The programme was chaired by Deputy Mayor of Raskot Municipality Mrs. Minsera Bam Shahi and was attended by ward chairpersons, Secretary of Municipality and RMG members. 12 members were formed with participation of 6 women which contributed 50% of female access. The orientation was facilitated by GE Prabin Khatri, IE Sanjay Sigdel, IoW Harish K.C. and STS Bal Bahadur Rai.

Radio Programme ‘Bikash Ko Bato’ in Kalikot

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The RAP3 funded weekly radio programme ‘Bikash ko Bato’ has been broadcasting from Naya Karnali FM under the direct supervision of Antenna Foundation Nepal (AFN). On June 7th Naya Karnali FM conducted a public hearing at the premises of Raskot Municipality as part of its ‘Radio Dialogue for Development’ programme. The title of public hearing was ‘Development & its Irregularities’.  The hearing was chaired by Deputy Mayor of Raskot Municipality Mrs Minsera Bam Shahi and was attended by newly elected ward members, district level political parties, RAP3 DTL, RAP3 TMO and representatives of the local people. The objective of hearing was to support the delivery of development activities at all level in a transparent manner and raise awareness among stakeholders and beneficiaries about development issues.

LRUC level Public Audit at SSDR/JRDR Kalikot

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LRUC level public audit was completed in Mastodhawalpura on 5th June 2017, Raskot/Maulakot on 6th June 2017, Deuramalika/Navadurga on 7th June 2017 of Sannighat Syuna Shipkhana district road and Palata on 12th June 2017 of Jarkot Ramnakot district road. Audit was done for the payment of YR4 from September 2016 to May 2017. The programme was chaired by respective LRUC’s chairperson and was actively participated by representatives of DCC, municipality, DTA, SC, political parties, line agency, stakeholder and RBG/SBGs members. The programme was closely observed by TMO representatives Shankhar Pokharel and Shristy Maharjan. LRUC had presented physical and financial progress, expenditures on tools sharpening, management cost, minor/major injuries payment, RBGs saving & mobilization status.

DFID Annual Review Team in Kalikot

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On 6th June 2017, DFID Annual Review team, comprising  of Gareth Weir, June Shrestha, Nina Schuler from DFID, Raj Kumar Rai from RMO, Vishal Gadhavi from MEL and Christopher Tomlinson from KEP visited RAP3 office in Kalikot. The review team attended meeting at DCC Kalikot where acting LDO Charka Bahadur Shahi, RAP3 DTA team, representatives of DFID funded programme such as KEP, NCCSP and CDP also participated.  DTL Bishnu Ram facilitated the meeting, briefing on objective of the visit. An open discussion took place in which the review team asked about the impacts of RAP, and the district and GON perceptions of these impacts.

Training on SW-ROAD software

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RAP3 DTA Kaiikot conducted training on SW-Road (Road design software) for 4 days to sub engineers and engineers of DTO/DCC/SC and RAP intern engineer from 30th May 2017. The programme was chaired by Ratna Bhandari, DTO engineer. The training was facilitated by Ramesh Khatakho, Engineering Officer RAP3 Kalikot. Pradip Raj Adhikari, LDO of District Co-ordination Committee Kalikot distributed training certificates to all participants of both AutoCAD and SW-Road on 2nd June 2017 and concluded the training.

Formation of Road Maintenance Group (RMG) in SSDR Corridor

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RAP 3 DTA Kalikot organized a mass meeting at the premises of Raskot Municipalitiy for the formation of Road Maintenance Group (RMGs) on 30th May 2017 under the chairmanship of Vice Mayor Mrs Minsara Bam Shahi. The main objectives  was to select RMGs from existing Road Building Groups to preserve assets by starting the routine and recurrent maintenance activities on Sannighat-Shyuna-Shipkhana Road. SDO Sunil Babu Shrestha with support of field staff selected 12 members (3 RMG groups) for 18 KM road corridor including 50% female members. The priority was given to dalit, single women and disadvantaged groups. 3 RMGs were formed consisting of 4 members in each group for each 6 KM road length. Vice Mayor suggested the selected members to perform work as per working procedures of RMGs and develop sense of feeling as own property. She thanked RAP 3 for starting of maintenance work in SSDR, the only road in Raskot Municipality.

Training on Auto-CAD software

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Seven-day “AutoCAD” training was organised from 24 May 2017. The purpose of training was to enhance participants’ skills and knowledge on proper use of Auto-CAD. The training event was planned under district ASP 2016/17 for DCC /DTO assistance/sub-engineer, RAP DTA and SC staff.  Altogether, 25 participants, 17 from DCC/DTO, two from DTA and six from SC had participated. The training was formally initiated under the chairmanship of DTO Engineer Ratna Bhandari.  DTL Bishnu Ram Bista elaborated the objective of training and its benefit for all trainee in context of new structure of local development. All the participants of the training found to be fully satisfied with this training and committed to use this training on their day-to-day engineering work.

Orientation to newly elected executive members of Raskot municipality

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RAP3 DTA Kalikot organized one day orientation programme to newly elected executive members of Raskot Municipality on 26th May 2017 on chairmanship of Mayor Kashi Chandra Baral aiming to give overall progress status of RAP3 activities, RAP future plans and start of engagement of RMGs for routine and recurrent maintenance before monsoon in Sannighat-Syuna-Shipkhana District road where test drive was completed on 26th April 2017.The main objectives of programme was to inform newly elected body about importance of maintenance, RMG concept, their working modalities and how they carryout maintenance? Why they are importance in maintenance? The orientation programme was facilitated by SDO Sunil Babu Shrestha. DTL Bishnu Ram Bista, SDO Sunil Babu Shrestha, and GE Prabin Khatri had given presentations on overall progress, RMG concept and importance of maintenance. Municipality had nominated their representative for selection of RMGs on 1st June 2017. At the end of the programme Mayor Kashi Chandra Baral requested RAP3 to provide different training for uplifting their skills and ability. He heartily thanked RAP3 for giving backbone road for municipality which passes from its heart, he further added that municipality will take these valuable road assets as Token of Love and committed for taking its ownership.

First four wheel vehicle in RAP 3 SSDR road

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RAP 3 is building seven roads consisting of 97km in four new construction districts Kalikot, Bajura, Humla and Mugu. Each district has two road corridors except Mugu. Out of two roads of Kalikot, Sannighat-Syuna-Shipkhana (SSDR) 17.65 km has been substantially completed & RAP 3 DTA, Kalikot successfully completed test drive on four wheel vehicle on 26th April 2017 from its starting point (Sannighat) to its end point (Shipkhana). The programme was participated by Hari Chhetri, Account Officer,  DCC,  Kamber Bam, DTO, Dilli Prakash Sitaula, DPM, Manoj Krishna Shrestha, LRN Asset Management Specialist,  Mitra Bahadur Shrestha, LRN Engineer from RAP 3, and DTA/SC/NGO staff. Pradipe Mahatara, a 98 years old local from Phukot-5 heartily welcomed the team & expressed his gratitude to RAP 3 for giving an opportunity to see the four-wheel vehicles for the first time. He traveled few sections of the road in a Jeep. On the same day, LRN Asset Management Specialist and his team along with DTA also conducted road safety audit. The detail report is available on http://rapnepal.com/report-publication/test-drive-and-safety-audit-ssdr

 

Climate Change Resilience Study in SSDR, Kalikot

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Climate Change Resilience Study was conducted on 1st and 2nd May 2017 on newly constructed Syuna-Shipkhana District Road (SSDR), Kalikot. The Audit team comprised of Audit Team Leader  Chiranjibi Sharma Environmentalist, Ram Prasad Thapaliya, and Bal Parajuli Hydrologist facilitated by DTA and SC. The team visited throughout whole corridor and performed study from end to start point by observing road alignment, constructed structure like causeway, side drain, their proposed location, catchment areas too. The main objective of study was to check whether the constructed structures were sustainable or not in the direction of global climate change in extreme condition. Also, to check the cross-slope of alignment, cut-slope of hill side and feasibility of proposed location for water crossing structures, side drain. The team checked parameters of bio-physical attributes, potential impact through water course within direct Zone of Impact (ZoI) and interview method to determine past experience of extreme climate change. Having proper assessment of site, team suggested different protective measures to be adopted on essential locations and further emphasized on bio-engineering works with optimum use of locally available species.

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