LRUC level Public Audit

District:

Led by the chairman of Karnali Krishi Gramin LRUC, two LRUC level public audits were successfully completed for Karnali Rajmarga Bhawani and Karnali Krishi Gramin LRUCs working on the Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachour District Road. The audits took place in Ward Number 3 of the Chhayanath Rara Municipality on 16th August 2017 at the Himalaya Primary School. Representatives from local political parties, ward members, district civil society network chief, journalists from local newspapers, DTA, stakeholders and RBGs/SBGs members participated in the programme. Four running bills of RBGs/SBGs wage payments made between October 2016 and August 2017 were audited. Queries raised by the participants were answered by RAP3 DTL.

Radio public hearing for development

District:

In collaboration with RAP3, Mugu a second phase public hearing was jointly conducted by Antenna Foundation Nepal (AFN) and Mugu FM 107.4 MHz on 01st August, 2017 at Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachour District Road Core Network which is situated in Chhayanath Rara Municipality ward no. 3 Nigale. The hearing was chaired by Bijaya Raj Poudel, Local Development Officer, DCC  and was attended by Chief guest Harijung Shahi, Municipality Chief, Mayor of Chhayanath Rara Municipality Nara Bahadur Rawal, ward no. 3 chairman, district level political parties, journalists, local beneficiaries (RBGs/SBGs)  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 and beneficiaries about development issues.

Internal Audit on monthly verification reports

District:

The internal audit team from RAP3, TMO comprising of Dashrath Moktan and Tika Chandra Maden visited Mugu District on 16th of July 2017. The opening meeting was held on the same day to clarify the objectives of field verification audit and to review on previous monthly field verification reports of DTL/EO/SDO. The audit was carried out to have overview on effectiveness of recommended corrective actions during implementation of LRN and Social Mobilisation and Safeguard Management. With detail interaction with DTA team about their previously submitted field verification reports, observation and recommendation made during field visit, Internal audit team and DTA team have done sampling through field visit on Gamgadi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur District Road Corridor (65DR003) from 17th of July 2017 to 18th of July 2017. The debriefing meeting was held on 19th of July to share about general findings of audit, field observation and CIAP preparation related with their suggestion and recommendation.

Bio-engineering works on GDDR

District:

On 11th July 2017, RAP3 Mugu started bio-engineering works on Gamgadi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur DRCN. Some of the RBGs/SBGs of LRUCs are chosen for bio-engineering works and Sakibarma SBG finished works on entry section of new construction. Brush layering, grass planting, trees planting are proposed for this year and most of materials are locally dominant species whereas some species need to be transported from other places. About 5000 trees are planned to be planted along the corridor this year and total budget for bio-engineering works this year stands out to be NRs. 771,525.00. The work is expected to be completed by the end of July.  

Safety awareness in Mugu

District:

RAP3, Mugu have posted (display/patched) all safety related cartoons/posters at common places, community gathering places like shops, hotels, store, user’s committee’s members houses and road sites by the Social Mobilisers (SMs), which have been developed and provided by SS4SC, RAP3, TMO. Such safety related cartoons/posters will be useful for illiterate members who will be able to know about safety related information, raise awareness among the all members to mitigate upcoming accidents during the road construction at concerned sites. 

CPD training on Environmental Design

District:

As part of the capacity building under Continual Professional Development (CPD) RAP3 DTA Mugu conducted two days training on environmental design on 18th and 19th June 2017 for DCC/DTO and RAP3 technical staff. The program was started with the welcome speech of LDO, Bijaya Raj Poudel and awarding prizes to highest scorers of last year CPD training. DTL Mohan Ruwali outlined the objective of training. EO Parsuram Shrestha delivered the training covering  IEE, EIA and EMP. An assessment was conducted at the end of the training where GE Shailesh Singh, IE Usha Poudel and IE Kiran Pandey obtained the joint highest score of 84% whereas Padam Bahadur Budha from DCC obtained second highest score of 73%.

Training on SW ROAD and SW WSP

District:

As part of the Annual Support Plan 2016/017 software training on SW ROAD and  SW WSP was organised by RAP3 DTA Mugu on 27th May to 3rd June 2017 for DCC/DTO technical staff in Kathmandu. The training was facilitated by Extreme Engineering Consultant for five participants. The main objective of the training was to support the DCC/DTO staff for design, drawing and cost estimation of roads and WS schemes effectively, to enhance the knowledge and skill of staff on computerised modelling and design.

Logistics support to DCC Mugu

District:

As part of the Annual Support Plan 2016/017 DTL Mohan Ruwali handed over a colour printer, two cameras and SW Road Software to DCC LDO Bijaya Raj Poudel in his chamber on 5th June 2017. The DTA plan is that the SW Road software will help DCC/DTO technicians with design and cost estimation of road works while other items will support the supervision and monitoring of DCC/DTO projects. The LDO heartily thanked RAP3 for providing such kinds of logistical support. He assured all concerned that this support will be used to improve the service delivery of DCC/DTO and its support to the new municipalities being formed under the emerging federal structure of GoN.

SafetyKnot Nepal’s SS4SC starts in Mugu

District:

SafetyKnot Nepal’s team members (Dr. Ashma Vaidya, Tsering Kongtsa, and Monila Parajuli) have arrived in Gamgadhi, Mugu to start the implementation of Scoping Study for Safer Communities (SS4SC) (pilot project) programme related activities. Work has started as of 30th May, 2017 at Gamgadhi for four months period. SS4SC team members are working at RAP 3 Mugu, MHLR office space. Currently they are working on the recruitment and selection of community mobilisers through LNGO (Reconstruction & Research Development Center (RRDC), Mugu) with the support from RAP3 Mugu district staff. SS4SC’s main objective is to assess the prevalence of unintentional injuries in Mugu, provide injury prevention training to the communities and to assess the effectiveness of the training tools which include face to face and mobile phone training.

RMGs wage payment distribution

District:

Mugu is a new construction district and constructing the Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur road. RMGs work has been started also from February 2017 in three existing DRCNs. RMGs payment modality in Mugu is different from the other districts due to far distance of DHQ from road and for piloting as well. DTA team member took the amount of RMGs bill and distributed to the respective group members as per approved bill. Political parties and stakeholders are realising the importance of RMGs work and they are appreciating the routine/recurrent maintenance through RMGs.  

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