Completion of LRUC public audit at JRDR

By RAP 3 on December 19, 2018


RAP3 DTA Kalikot has successfully accomplished the LRUC level public audit of Jarkot-Ramnakot District Road (JRDR) at Jarkot, Pachaljharana rural municipality witnessed by concerned municipal vice chairperson, ward chairpersons and members, LRUC/LRCC officials, representative of GoN stakeholders and civil society. The audit covered expenses for the period of 01 January 2018 to December 2018. During the audit, Mr Ratna Kumal, LRUC secretary presented details of expenses, savings returned status and other activities carried out by LRUC under RAP3. Altogether 173 RBG members participated in the audit. No issues were raised regarding payment distribution, LRUC management costs and transportation costs. All the RBG members provided their consents and passed the expenses accordingly. During the audit the chief guest Mrs Tara Neupane, vice chairperson appreciated the quality and modality of works performed by RAP3. Similarly RAP3 DTL informed the about the exit plan of RAP3.

TMO visit - Kalikot

By RAP 3 on December 4, 2018


RAP3 TMO LRN Construction Specialist/District Coordinator - Hom Nath Lamsal and RAP3 Bajura DTL - Ramesh Neupane visited Jarkot-Ramnakot DR (JRDR) and Sanighat-Sipkhana DR (SSDR), Kalikot along with the DTA team from 24th to 26th of November 2018. The purpose of the verification visit was to make a site inspection of the works prioritized during the TMO workshop held on 8th to 10th of October 2018. Hom said that the works identified in the workshop were crucial for obtaining a clean exit from the substantially completed road. The team also briefed the Chairperson – Khadga Raj Sejuwal of Pachal Jharana Rural Municipality at Manma about the RAP3 exit strategy.

Inauguration of Salisalla-Darma District Road (SDDR, Humla)

By RAP 3 on September 21, 2018


Salisalla-Darma District Road (SDDR) of Humla was inaugurated together by Dr Rurik Marsden, Head of DFID Nepal and Dhanlal Chaulagain (Chairman, Chankheli Rural Municipality) on 17th of September 2018. The visiting team comprised of Dr Rurik Marsden (DFID), Dr Simon Lucas (DFID), Dr Suman Baidya (DFID), Pratima Shrestha (DFID), Kamlesh Yadav (DFID), Kirsteen Merrilees (TL, MHLR) and Ram Prasad Thapaliya (DC).  The SDDR acts as an extension to the Mugu-Humla link road up to Salisalla. The corridor is 14.5km in length and about 44 RBGs & 17 SBGs were involved in the road construction. It was due to the relentless effort of the DTA team and the working groups that made SDDR happen. Along the road alignment, the visiting team talked to the RBGs/SBGs members about their achievements.

Completion of RMG Management Handover and RCS/ARAMP Preparation Training in Kalikot

By RAP 3 on September 11, 2018


RAP3 Kalikot has successfully accomplished the two days RMG Management Handover and one day RCS/ARAMP Preparation Training on 04-05 September and 06 September 2018 respectively. This training was provided to technical personnel of R/Municipalities of Kalikot. The main objective of RMG Management Handover Training is to enhance the technical skills and knowledge concerning mobilization of road maintenance groups. The training will also provide an effective way of monitoring and supervising maintenance works. Similarly, the objective of RCS and ARAMP Preparation Training is to introduce ARAMP and make capable the technical personnel in planning, implementation and supervision of road construction by municipalities.  The training was facilitated by Mr. Mahendra Kumar Shrestha, Procurement Specialist, RAP3 TMO, Mr. Ramesh Khatakho, ADTL, Ms. Nisha Basnet, GE and Subheksha GC, IE. The technical personnel of eight out of nine municipalities of Kalikot and DCC technical personnel participated in the programme.

RMGs mobilised at SSDR by Raskot Municipality

By RAP 3 on August 21, 2018


Raskot Municipality, Kalikot has mobilised RMG groups on the Shantighat-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road (SSDR) which was completed and handed over to the municipality by RAP3 on 31 January 2018. After hand over of SSDR, RAP3 was mobilising Road Building Groups (RMG) at SSDR until the end of 31 July 2018.  As RAP3 stopped the financial support for RMG in line with its phase out plan, Raskot municipality has taken overall responsibility of mobilizing RMGs after July 2018 with the funding of municipality and province government. However, RAP3 will provide the technical support until the end of December 2018.

Two Wheeler test drive on Jarkot-Ramnakot DR

By RAP 3 on August 20, 2018


Kalikot RAP3 DTA successfully conducted a two – wheeler (Bike) Test Drive on 5.93km Jarkot – Ramnakot DR (JRDR) on 18th of August 2018. The road is under construction by RAP3 Palata LRUC. Currently 14/15 RBGs, 23/28 SBGs and 4/4 Drill groups are actively involved in the construction work. Starting from Jarkot bazaar, a total of 7 bikes reached the end point of the road. No formal program was organized for the event as the prime objective of the test drive was to motivate RBGs /SBGs for timely completion of the road. However, no traffic will be allowed to ply the road until the final completion of the road including road safety measures.

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,