Inventory works started at SSDR, Kalikot

By RAP 3 on August 17, 2018


Inventory works including longitudinal and cross section survey works started at Shantighat-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road (SSDR) from 11th August 2018 for preparation of the Final Completion Report for SSDR. The survey team was lead by SEO and conducted the inventory works to update the road chainage, road width, road side structures, side drains and cross drainage structures, bio-engineering works, road safety measures and EMP works.

Registration and Training of Producer Group at JRDR, Kalikot

By RAP 3 on May 25, 2018


With the Jarkot-Ramnakot District Road construction works due for completion in March 2019, this registration programme is intended to link existing Road Building Groups (RBGs) with the government line agencies responsible for forming producer groups. Eleven producer groups were formed from 15 JRDR road building groups and formally registered in Pachaljharana rural municipality with the facilitation of RAP3 Kalikot. RAP3 Kalikot therefore organized two day of savings and credit training from 17 May to 20 May 2018 at JRDR. Altogether 33 members including 9 female participated in the training. The training was facilitated by Sunil Babu Shrestha, SDO, RAP3, Rajendra Shahi, resource person and Kal Bahadur Bam, Coordinator of Livestock Service at Pachaljharana rural municipality with support from social mobilizers.   

Orientation on “Whistle Blasts” to Road Buildings Groups

By RAP 3 on May 21, 2018


The Rural Access Programme (RAP3) is constructing the Jarkot-Ramnakot District Road at Pachaljharana Rural Municipality, Kalikot. The road is very challenging because most of the road alignment passes through very difficult terrain and cliffs. More than 800 people are involved daily in construction works. Due to the difficult terrain, there is a significant risk of accidents. Minimizing the potential risks, members are provided safety gear (Helmets, Gumboots, Gloves, Goggles, and Harness etc.).  Along with this safety gear, all members of road building groups have been recently provided the whistles to sound the alert. Groups were also orientated on how to blast the whistle in emergencies and other situations. The DTA has given orientation on three types of whistle blast along with their meaning and action to be taken.    

Passenger Minibus test in SSDR

By RAP 3 on April 23, 2018


A transport operator has successfully introduced a passenger bus service on the Shantighat-Syuna-Sipakhana district road located at Raskot municipality, Kalikot. The road was constructed by RAP3 and had been formally handed over to Raskot municipality two and a half months ago on 31st January 2018 by the Joint Secretary of MoFALD and the Head of Office, DFID Nepal. Small vehicles have been using the road continuously since then but the transport operator is now interested to continue the passenger bus service in SSDR. This service will make transport cheaper for local residents from now onwards,

DC visits Kalikot

By RAP 3 on April 11, 2018


District Coordinator, Hom Nath Lamsal visited Kalikot from 7th to 10th April 2018 for monitoring and supervision works. He visited Jarkot Ramnakot District Road on 8th April accompanied by the DTA team to monitor progress at critical sections, quality of works, mobilisation of RBGs/SBGs and work site safety. On 9th April, he visited Sannighat Syuna Sipkhana District Road and inspected the outstanding works under construction. A short courtesy meeting with Mayor of Raskot municipality was held to discuss the handover and continuity of RMGs. During the visit, the team committed to provide technical assistance to the Municipality if required. Similarly, a meeting was held with head of DCC and DTO chief regarding the work progress of RMGs/RBGs in the district. A closing meeting was held at Manma with DTA staff in which the DC provided feedback for further improvements.

Village roads expand in Kalikot

By RAP 3 on March 20, 2018


Since the completion of Santighat-Syuna-Sipkhana district road (SSDR), the road has become a very significant route in Kalikot. It has helped encourage the expansion of branch roads within Raskot Municipality and its neighbours. The trend of building connecting Village Roads has increased rapidly due to completion of SSDR and public vehicles are continuously running on the road. The roads are being constructed by KEPTA, Raskot Municipality and Fund of Parliament Member, all branching from the SSDR. Roads under construction include: Rote-Padmara road, Puchhregaun-Palatibada road, RCP bazar to Nanikot road, Badimalika shool-Deuramalika road and Serachaur – Tusarekhola road. 

Completion of Registration and Training to Producer Group at SSDR

By RAP 3 on March 14, 2018


The road building groups that built the recently completed Santighat-Syuna-Sipkhana road in Raskot Municipality, Kalikot have now been demobilised. The savings and credit schemes they had been running means that members are able to borrow funds for income generation activities, home expenses, medical treatment and education. RAP3’s exit plan includes support to form 12 different producer groups linked to respective GoN line agencies.  The producer groups have now received 2 days savings and credit training conducted by Sunil Babu Shrestha, SDO, RAP3 and Rajendra Shahi, resource person of Kalikot DCC with the support of social mobilizers.   

Transportation costs in Kalikot

By RAP 3 on February 19, 2018


To get construction tools and materials to our sites in Kalikot in 2014 we had to pay RBGs and SBGs to move supplies by hand. Three years ago the Nepali army started the construction of the Karnali Corridor Road which has now reached Sanighat and the origin point of our first road. With this new connection RAP has been able to transport tools and materials by truck, using a contract with a local transporter. Transportation costs have now fallen from the manual rate of NRS 51 per kilogram to just NRs 18 per kilogram, cutting transportation costs to local residents by nearly two thirds.

Completion of first new road under RAP3

By RAP 3 on February 5, 2018


We are proud to announce the completion of the first new RAP3 road, the 18km Sannnigaht-Syuna-Shipkhana district road (SSDR). The road is 18 km long and serves the population of 22,824 comprising Phukot, Syuna, Shipkhana, and Mumra villages and 7 schools. The SSDR is now connected to Khulalui-Hilsa (Karnali corridor) which is an important and strategic road of Nepal government and provides economic opportunities for the people of this area. It obviously increases access to regional and national markets, health and education sector. The photo shows the Member of provincial assembly, Joint secretary of MoFALD, Head of DFIDN and Head of DCC jointly opening the programme.

The SSDR road corridor covers the area of Raskot municipality only. However, this road also serves the nearest municipal Sanni-Tribeni rural municipality. Construction started in October 2013 and was substantially completed by December 2017, to DoLIDAR road standards and based on the priorities of Kalikot’s 5-Year District Transport Master Plan. It involved 54 Road Building Groups (RBGs), 18 Special Building Groups (SPGs), 4 Boulder Breaking Groups and 2 drill groups drawn from 1486 households employed daily during road construction.

After the successful completion of construction works, the road was formally handed over to Raskot Municipality at a ceremony on 31st January 2018 in presence of members of provincial assembly, Joint Secretary and other high officials from MoFALD and DoLIDAR, Head of DCC, Head of DFIDN and other officials, district officials, RAP3 Deputy Programme Manager, local people and journalists. RAP3 is constructing seven roads in four new construction districts and this is the first road of RAP3 that has been completed and handed over to the concerned municipal. This great achievement has been possible today due to continuous efforts and hard work of Road Building Groups, Special Building Groups, staff of RAP3 DTA/TMO, local stakeholders and continuous and encouraging support of Raskot Municipality, Nepal government and DFID.