Mr. Dhana Bahadur Tamang has commented on RAP3 facebook regarding JRDR handover.
Dhana Bahadur Tamang " Good to hear this news of RAP 3, however I am concerned about government's recent decision of dismantling the DTOs, they should have been shifted to the provincial government if not the Locals. Have they discussed with you .. ?"
Dear Mr Tamang,
Thank you for your note about the recent handing over of JRDR in Kalikot by RAP3 and expressing concern about the dismantling of DTO offices in the district. For your information DTOs have been replaced by Provincial Infrastructure Development Offices (IDOs) under Provincial Ministries of Physical Infrastructure Development (MoPID). RAP3 Technical Assistance staff that used to support the DTO offices are now supporting the new IDO offices in building capacity at the Provincial level as well as providing support through a new RAP3 Technical Help Desk to Municipalities to manage road maintenance groups and road network mapping for Provincial Transport Master Plans and, later this year, Municipal Transport Master Plans. The new IDO office that is responsible for Kalikot is based in Jumla and also looks after Mugu.
I hope this reply addresses some of your concerns.
RAP3 Programme Manager