District Annual Review 2017

District:

Kalikot RAP3 District Annual Review and Rural/Municipal Engagement Strategy workshop 2016/17 was organized on 8th September 2017. The objectives of the workshop was to inform to newly elected Rural/Municipality representatives about RAP3 background, objectives, implementation modality progress for FY073/74 and how RAP might work together with the new municipalities in the future. DCC chairperson Mr Anipal Shahi chaired the workshop, Mayors (Mr. Jashi Pandy and Kashi Baral), CDO Badri Nath Gaire, vice Mayors of Rural Municipalities, Hom Nath Lamsal (DC) chaired as guests. The workshop was facilitated by DCC Programme Officer, Prabal Jung Shahi. All participants were warmly welcomed by DTO/acting LDO Mr Charka Bahadur Shahi.

DTL Mr. Bishnu Ram Bista gives a short speech on objective of the programme and presented an over view of RAP3, modality, overall progress of LRN activities, capacity building under CPD/ASP, challenges, lesson learnt etc. All together 67 participants attended the workshop. DC Hom Nath Lamsal gave presentation on rural/municipality engagement strategy, objective of six thematic areas of engagement workshop and briefed on each areas in depth before the participants got involved in group discussion. Three groups were formed from nine rural/municipals of district. All three groups discussed on six thematic areas for finding issues, their probable solutions & presented their conclusions one by one. Closing remarks were given by DCC chairperson Mr Anipal Shahi.

External audit team visits Kalikot

District:

On 6th Sept 017 the external audit team from TR Updhaya Audit Firm, visited Kalikot for conducting audit of RAP’s financial activities carried out from Feb 017 to June 017. Auditors Mr. Sandesh Oli and Mr. Gokul Dahalare, conducted the audit from 7-10th Sept 2017 and included reviews of financial expenditure documents of LRUCs on both new road corridors, RMGs on three corridors and the agreements made between RAP Kalikot and LRUCs and RMGs. The team also audited the expenditures made by RAP Kalikot office, including employer’s payments, store records, employer’s attendance register, logbook of bikes etc. After completion of the audit, a closing meeting was held between DTA and Audit team and discussions were made on the results of their audit. Audit team thanked DTA for support and they were impressed by record keeping system of DTA.

CIM assessment meeting

District:

DTA Kalikot organized a CIM review meeting on 1st September 2017 in DTO’s chamber. The meeting was chaired by LDO and involved nine participants including LDO, DTO Chief, DCC Programme Officer, DTO sub-engineers and DTAs.  DTL Bishnu Ram Bista highlighted the importance and objectives of CIM. Each key element of CIM was reviewed, analyzed and scoring updated in consensus based on overall scenario of the DCC/DTO. Overall CIM score of this year was slightly higher than in the previous year.

Procurement training

District:

RAP3 DTA Kalikot had organized two days procurement training on 16 -  17  August 2017 under Annual support Plan to DCC, DTO, SC & RAP3 technical staff. Programme was chaired by DTO Engineer Ratna Bhandari and EO Ramesh Khatakho welcomed to all participants and shared the objective and importance of training. The training was divided into general procurement and E-bidding process. The procurement modules were presented by DTL Bishnu Ram Bista, EO Ramesh Khatakho, GE Prabin Khatri and IE Gautam Khadka. The E-bidding process was presented by Bishnu Ram Bista and DCC Sub-Engineer  Kamber Bam. Jay Kumar Katwal, Chief of District Treasures & Comptroller Office presented basic information on PPA/PPR and  recent amendments, procurement processand  difference between Act and Regulation.

Training on Total Station

District:

A training on Total Station was conducted on 18th August 2017 to DCC, DTO, SC & RAP3 engineers, sub-engineers and assistant sub-engineers. The training was divided into theoretical and practical sessions. A full day practical session was conducted at certain section of. Opening session was chaired by DTO Engineer, Ratna Bhandari, who suggested all participants to participate the training as an opportunity to sharpen skills and knowledge for performing official and fieldwork. EO Ramesh Khatakho had facilitated theoretical session on explaining the operating procedures. GE Prabin Khatri and IoW Migrendra Deo led practical session where participants had conducted survey of certain section Karnali Highway at Manma Bazzar.

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.

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