Rural first aid training in Mugu

By RAP 3 on July 20, 2018

District:

Under the chairmanship of Field Coordinator Bishnu Ram Bista, rural first aid training was held in Mugu from 5th to 7th July, 2018. The training was facilitated by 3 trainers and 1 assistant trainer from Himalayan Medics. The training covered theoretical and practical sessions, the main objective of the training was to increase participants capacity of patient assessment before taking him/her to nearest health center or hospital for further treatment. A total of 21 RAP3 staff from Mugu and Humla attended the training. At the end of the training, written and practical assessments were completed in which all the participants passed with flying colours. The participants were provided with certificates and a first aid rescuer identity card at the end.

Contractor work begun in GDDDR Improvement section

By RAP 3 on July 20, 2018

District:

RAP3 Mugu published the sealed quotation notice on 19th May 2018 for the excavation of all soil types in the GDDDR entry section by machine under improvement work. After evaluation of bids, contract have been signed with the lowest bidder Prem Nirman Sewa, Pina-9, Mugu on 21st June 2018. The contractor started work on 11th July 2018 in the presence of field technical staff after completion of C/L pegging of road alignment. DTA are anticipating the radius of loop, gradient and widening of road will be maintained as per NRRS after completion of contractor work.

Orientation to Lumagurudev LRUC

By RAP 3 on June 26, 2018

District:

An orientation programme was organized in Luma village with Lumagurudev LRUC’s 12 sahajkarta and their members. In total 21 members participated from the LRUC. The orientation programme was chaired by LRUC chairperson Mr Kser Singh Kami and orientation conducted by an EBRW Pilot team consisting of Mr Bishnu Ram Bista, TC/PFM, Nabin Khatri, GE and Bache Nepali,. The purpose of the meeting  was to orient participants on RAP approaches, working modalities, payment procedures, safeguards in detail. The team addressed queries and LRUC had committed to mobilise all 12 RBGs for work and also requested the mobilization of machines for earthwork excavation from Luma khola to Damkot so that they can start planting their land  after excavation.

RBGs Mobilized on EBRW

By RAP 3 on June 21, 2018

District:

RBG's were officially mobilised in Rugamasta on 17th June 2018 and Luma gaun on 20th June 2018 .In both sections, mobilisation began with a short speech by Mr Bishnu Ram Bista of RAP3 on work priority and safety procedures.

In Ruga, the formal programme included the cutting of a red ribbon jointly by Chayanath Rara Municipality 13 no ward chairperson Mr Chakra Saud and the most senior person of the village. Similarly in Luma, the formal programme was carried out by LRUC head and the main Dhami of the village. In both places Mr Gopal Saud, aged 78 and the elder citizen of Ruga, participated. Altogether three RBGs were mobilised employing a total of 60 workers whose first job was to remove stones above the road alignment to make it safe for excavators to continue to move forward.

Bishnu writes that “It was quiet a scene to see happy faces of youths, men and women working hand in hand for their new source of income and new possibility of access. Colorful helmets and boots on heads and feet of RBG's added even more shine to the existing hustle and bustle of RBG's.”

Successful 4 Wheel Test Drive on Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachour DRCN, Mugu

By RAP 3 on June 18, 2018

District:

RAP3 DTA in Mugu successfully carried out a 4 wheel test drive up to Kachchhe of Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachour District Road Core Network (up to 17+00 Km) on 15th June 2018. DCC Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, CDO, Mayor of Municipality, Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of Rural Municipality, Chief administrative officers and journalist participated in the event. Eight jeeps, 3 tractors and 5 motorbikes took part in the event. The main objectives of the 4 wheel test drive was to encourage RBGs/SBGs members to speed up construction works, to give a good impression of RAP 3 works to all district stakeholders and to give a clear idea of the progress of the road.

Warm Welcome to EBRW Pilot Team

By RAP 3 on June 18, 2018

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People of Ruga and Luma had seen bikes and tractors in Nepalgunj, Surkhet and Gamgadhi, but they hadn’t expected one would arrive on their door steps and villages said 78 years Mr Umar Bahadur Thapa. He added that RAP3 was making their dreams come true. He expressed hearty gratitude to the RAP3 EBRW Pilot team when it reached for the first time ever to Ruga & Neta on a motorcycle and tractor on 14th June 2018. Now the local population are confident about RAP works and the commitment that RAP made for construction of 67km Mugu-Humla Link Road.

RBG Orientation in Ruga Section of MHLR

By RAP 3 on June 14, 2018

District:

A one day orientation was organised for the new Rugamasta LRUC of Rugaun under the chairmanship of Mr Chhatta Bahadur Lawad. In the programme 12 Sahajkartas and their members participated, some 40 people in total. The programme was facilitated by Guru Datta Dhakal, SDO and Bishnu Ram Bista, TC/FPM. The orientation covered:

Tools, safety gear & work site distribution; Bank account opening and official stamp preparation; RAP funding procedures; Roles and responsibilities of LRUC, Sahajkarta and RBGs; RAP payment procedures; Public audit in RAP, Safeguards, first aid and insurance policy of RBGs in RAP; Work site distribution, work done, measurement and payment system; Nomination of a safety officer before starting work each day to review worker briefing cards and two first aiders per group.

Plain Cement Concrete work at GDDDR

By RAP 3 on June 6, 2018

District:

RAP3 DTA Mugu has planned to construct a stone masonry wall at one of the most critical sections of GDDDR at 17+560 to 17+580 along the bank of Mugu-Karnali river. Before the construction of the stone masonry wall, PCC has been completed on 30th May 2018 for a 20m length, width 2m and thickness 15 cm. The PCC used M15 Grade (1:2:4 mix by volume) following the technical specification of DoLIDAR. Cement masonry work will be started one week after taking to full strength by PCC. DTA have concluded that a PCC with C/S masonry wall the best solution to building the road close to the bed of the Karnali river.

IMC Video Team in Mugu

By RAP 3 on May 28, 2018

District:

Video documentary team Ben Walker and Adesh Baniya arrived in Mugu on 17th May 2018 and started work the same day. The team has been taking photos, videoing the road alignment of GDDDR and MHLR. Video interviews have been taken in the field with members of RBGs, SBGs, Drill crews, LRUCs and SMs and asked various questions about construction activities. These included when work started on this road, what benefits would be obtained after completion of the road, construction methodology, payment procedures, how RAP3 is helping the livelihoods of local poor people, safety issues and challenges faced. The team also conducted interviews with DCC Chairperson, Mayor, DCC Officer, DTO Chief and DTL about the impact after construction of the GDDDR and MHLR roads, impact on migration for work comparisons between equipment based and labour based and why RAP has adopted an equipment based approach for MHLR.

Puja Performed for EBRW machines and crews

By RAP 3 on May 11, 2018

District:

We have held orientation sessions for the operators and helpers of the three excavators engaged in the EBRW Pilot covering environmental protection and safe operating practices.  On 10th May, the people from Rugha village performed a Puja for the excavators and their operators for successful completion of the EBRW Pilot and Mugu Humla Link Road, after which track opening officially commenced. We have also formed 24 Road Building Groups from Rugha and Luma settlements, who will complete the track widening and structures works along the road near their homes. 

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