District Rate Fixation Committee Meeting

District:

Under the chairmanship of Giridhari Subedi, CDO, Kalikot the district rate fixation committee meeting was organized by DTO on 4th August 2017. Representatives from all district level government stakeholders, federation of contractor association and RAP3 DTL Bishnu Ram Bista & EO Ramesh Khatakho were participated in the programme. RAP3 representatives provided valuable suggestions and  feedback for introducing new rate in the district. The rate for fiscal year 2074/75 was finalized after broad discussions among the participants.

Tree plantation along Sannighat-Shyuna-Shipkhana District Road (SSDR)

District:

RAP3 DTA Kalikot has recently completed the tree plantation works along SSDR road corridor, Community forests, public land and school premises. The programme was actively participated by the newly elected ward chairpersons of Raskot Municipality, members of local forest users committee, RAP3 staff, SC/NGO staff & RBGs. The chairpersons of Raskot Municipality & members of local forest users committee had committed for rearing and caring of these. The Raskot Municipality havae requested people to plant 2-4 trees in their own land to fulfill the “Greenery Raskot” solgan of the municipality. 4,000 nos of tree saplings (Bakaino, Amala, Koiralo, Ipillipl, Chiuri, Ritha, Sallo) were planted. The saplings were raised on “Kota Nursery” of District Forest Office.

SC farewell programme

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RAP3 had appointed Sustainable Infrastructure Development Foundation (SIDeF) on January 2014 for New Road Construction Supervision and Stage 2 Survey and Design of Sannighat-Shyna-Shipkhana and Jarkot-Ramnakot District Road of Contract No: RAP3/2013/009. SIDeF had started their works from February  2014. Supervision Consultant had successfully completed  SSDR where four wheel vehicles are in operation and around 50% of construction works of JRDR had been completed. As per the agreement with RAP3, SIDeF had completed the assignment from end of July 2017. On 30th July 2017 a farewell programme was organized at site office ‘Gorkhali Gaun’ where all DTA, SC and NGO staff attended programme. DTL Bishnu Ram Bista thanked SIDEef management and all staff for their vital contribution towards the success of programme.

Joint monitoring visit of non RAP3 road

District:

A joint monitoring field visit of non-RAP3 road Manma-Badalkot-Ramnakot DRCN (64DR011) was done on 28th July 2017. The visit was organized by DTA Kalikot and accompanied by Deputy Mayor Mrs. Bijaya Bista of Khadacharka Municipality and her team, DTL Bishnu Ram Bista, GE Prabin Khatri, and DC of CDP programme. The main purpose of visit was to notify enrolment of RMGs to local bodies and also to observe the nature of works performed by RMG under their scope. DTL Bishnu Ram Bista informed on working procedure of RMGs, their selection criteria, monthly wages, provision of insurance, first-aid facilities etc. Deputy Mayor and team visited road corridor and were much impressed by RMGs work.

Initiation of survey work by SC for completion report in Kalikot

District:

The supervision work started from February 2014 by RAP3 supervision consultant, Sustainable Infrastructure Development Foundation (SIDeF) is about to be completed by  July 2017. SC is responsible for supervision and construction of two district roads i.e.  Sannighat-Syuna-Shipkhana District Road (SSDR) and Jarkot - Ramnakot District Road (JRDR). SC has already started preparing completion report and now started survey work at SSDR corridor for as built drawings (Plan , Profile, X-section and road inventory). Survey team is led by RE – Sunil Tandukar and IOW Mrigendra Deo form 7th July 2017. Survey work is carried out with using one total station and two auto level. SC is likely to finalize the report by the end of August 2017.

Bio-engineering work starts

District:

With start of moonsoon in Kalikot on 6th July 2017, bio-engineeirng works started on both of the new construction roads of SSDR and JRDR from 9th July 2017. Six RBGs in SSDR of Nawadurga and Deuramalika LRUC and 5 RBGs from Palata LRUC of JRDR started bio-engineering works. The remaining LRUCs in SSDR are schedule to start bio-engineeing works from 14th July 2017. The budgets for this are NRs 544,305.60 for JRDR and NRs 1,481,533.38 for SSDR and are expected to completed by 21st July 2017. Some 4000 trees will be planted along the SSDR corridor alone provided by the nursury at Kota run by the District Forest Office, Kalikot.

Orientation of BOG to field staff

District:

All the RAP field staff of Kalikot district were re-orientated on the Basic Operating Guidelines (BOG) produced by the Risk Management Office (RMO) on 26th June 2017. The RMO handbook and it’s fourteen points were thoroughly reviewed to ensure a common understanding among the all staff working in the district.  At the end of orientation, all staff were given a copy of the Basic Operating Guidelines for their personal reference.

RMGs mobilized

District:

A one year agreement was reached between RMGs and RAP3 DTA on 26th June 2017 for 12 RMG members to carry out Routine and Recurrent maintenance of the Sannighat-Syuna-Shipkhana District Road, whose test drive was carried out recently on 26th April 2016 after substantial completion of road. These RMGs started works from 27th June 2017. These groups are very essential and play a vital role for prevention of new road assets from damage to the road surface and structures by the monsoon.

RMGs orientation of SSDR Corridor

District:

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

District:

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.

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