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.