Safety priority for Road Building Groups

By RAP 3 on February 9, 2018

District:

RAP3 Mugu is giving high priority for the safety of road construction groups by providing First Aid Kit (FAK) to all RBGs/SBGs/RMGs/Drill teams before mobilising for work. The replenishment of first aid materials takes place at regular, monthly intervals. As part of this effort, the DTA team stores first aid materials in Gamgadhi. First aid materials are distributed to groups on the recommendation of Social Development Officers via respective Social Mobilisers.

Active participation of women in road construction, Mugu

By RAP 3 on February 9, 2018

District:

Bhume Road Building Group (RBG) comprising of 18 females and 2 males is involved in Gamgadi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur road construction at chainage 2+440 near Gamgadi. The members are local inhabitants of Chattyal Bada, Chhayanath Rara Municipality. Similarly, Chhayanath RBG comprising a majority of women working at chainage 2+100 are involved in the construction of gabion walls. These two RBG's members have been allocated a site a short distance from their homes approximately at half an hour distance. The facilitators (Sahajkarta) of Bhume RBG is Jarma Malla and that of Chhayanath RBG is Ratna Devi Hamal who are both women.

Abney level survey of GDDDR road

By RAP 3 on February 9, 2018

District:

An Abney level survey was conducted on GDDDR road in Mugu from Ch. 0+000 to 11+750 by the Intern Engineer accompanied by IOW and STS to identify the actual longitudinal gradient of the road at 20m intervals. During this survey, the road gradient, which needs to be maintained within the exceptional gradient (i.e. <12%) was noted. Also the requirements of side drains at different sections were noted. The gradient and radius of hairpin bends were determined as well. The main purpose of this survey was to find out the actual gradient and maintain the road parameters as per Nepal Rural Road Standard (NRRS).

PCC work completed

By RAP 3 on February 7, 2018

District:

RAP3 DTA Mugu has successfully completed PCC at one of the critical sections at ch 7+112 on 30th January 2018 located at the bank of Mugu-Karnali river. The proposed location is the lowest altiitude on the road alignment. DTA Mugu had procured the cement from local suppliers through the direct procurement process after getting consent from TMO. The PCC used M15 Grade (1:2:4 mix by volume) following the technical specification of DoLIDAR. The proposed structure is designed for 20m length, and 3m height. Before doing 0.15m thick PCC, 0.20m thick stone soiling was done. After 10 days of curing thrice a day, a stone masonary wall will be erected.Two SBG groups (Rokaya and Lalupate group) with 20 members in each group were appointed for the work.

Radio Debate and Public Hearing for Development

By RAP 3 on January 30, 2018

District:

In collaboration with RAP3, Mugu and Antenna Foundation Nepal (AFN), Mugu FM 107.4 MHz conducted a public hearing programme titled “Radio Debate for Development about Local Government, Development Construction, Planning and Participation” on 26th January, 2018 at Gamgadhi Bazaar. The public hearing was chaired by Gagan Bahadur Budha, chairman of Mugu FM 107.4 MHz and were attended by Chief Guest Gopal Bam, newly elected Parliament Member, special guest Harijung Shahi, Chief/Mayor of Chhayanath Rara Municipality, district level political parties, District Civil Society Network, journalists, local beneficiaries, RAP3 staff and representatives of the local people. The objective of hearing was to support the delivery of development activities at all level in a transparent manner and raise awareness among stakeholders/beneficiaries about development issues. The chief guest and other speakers committed to fulfil the development related raised issues in coming days. At the end of the programme, Radio Mugu FM 107.4 MHz distributed T-Shirts donated by RAP3.

Orientation Training in Mugu

By RAP 3 on January 15, 2018

District:

One day of orientation training was conducted on 24th December 2017 to IoWs and STSs in the DTA backup office in Gamgadhi concerning the major issues singled out during the TMO field visit. Necessary guidance, instruction and suggestions were provided to achieve good quality work, on time reporting of administrative and finance related matters. Orientation focussed on method statement for road construction activities including GRW, DRW, Composite Retaining Wall, Side drain, and Causeway to get the desired quality of works.

Land Dispute site visit in Mugu

By RAP 3 on January 15, 2018

District:

DTA Mugu conducted a one day field monitoring visit to Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur road with DCC and Municipality representatives to try and solve a land dispute issue at the intersection at the zero point and two loops at Ch. 1+100 of entry section. DCC Chief Purna Bahadur Rokaya, Mayor Hari Jung Shahi, Acting DCC Officer Khadag Raj Malla, Acting chief administrative officer of Chhayanath-Rara Municipality, Lalit Jung Malla, President of Civil Society Chitra Bahadur Malla, Ward Chairpersons of wards 1 & 3 and DTA team members participated in the visit. The Municipality will organise a meeting with land owners in presence of DTA within a week to try and solve the land disputes.

Field demonstration for construction of Dry Walls

By RAP 3 on January 11, 2018

District:

DTA Mugu conducted one day of field demonstration training for dry wall construction on 3rd January 2018 to IE, IoWs, STS, IoW intern and skilled labourers. The training was conducted at ch.13+650 of GDDR. The main focus of the demonstration was to make field staff able to construct dry wall as per design. EO described the process of identifying the location of structural works with respect to approved design conducting site assessment. He also explained the step-by-step procedure of fixing the centerline of the road, calculating height and bottom width of the required structure, keeping the top width of minimum 0.60m, making minimum foundation depth 0.50m and foundation deep of 1:3 (V:H), keeping front and back batters 3:1(V:H) and 10:1 (V:H) respectively by using guiding ropes.

Trees counting work is completed

By RAP 3 on December 29, 2017

District:

The tree counting & numbering works along the MHLR road alignment up to the Chankheli pass (Ch. 37+930) has been completed recently. The team led by Acting DFO, District Forest Office, Mugu, with the support from RAP 3 DTA conducted the field survey from 5th December 2017 to 25th December 2017 in two lots. The alignment passes through the area of three community forests (Dasaiyaa Patal CF, Mindanda CF and Chankheli CF) and one national forest (Birkhama National Forest) in Mugu. During the survey, the size of the tree was considered more than 50cm girth and the height of 300cm from the ground level. According to the survey, total 974 nos of trees will be necessary to clear when the road construction starts.

Second Phase Engagement Strategy Workshop

By RAP 3 on December 29, 2017

District:

RAP 3 DTA Mugu has organised second phase Engagement Strategy Workshop on 28th December 2017 for Municipality/Rural Municipalities. The program was chaired by DCC Coordinator Purna Bahadur Rokaya and chief guest was the Mayor of Chhayanath-Rara Municipality. The distinguished guests and the participants were from DCC, Municipalities and Rural Municipalities. The objective of the workshop was highlighted by DTL, Mohan Ruwali. Overall presentation was presented by Bishnu Ram Bista, RAP 3 MHLR Acting Deputy Team Leader. The main objectives of the workshop was discussed and presented on six different thematic areas identified on first engagement workshop and support strategy of RAP 3 can offer for the development and prosperity of the district in newly formed federal system and scoping of RAP 4.  The workshop was formally closed DCC Coordinator Purna Bahadur Rokaya.

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