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.  

Compensation to fire victim

District:

RAP3 Mugu is constructing Gamgadhi-Dhaina-Dhulachaur district road since March 2014. The road section is critical from Ch. 16+500 to 17+000 due to vertical rock cliff. Five SBGs are continuously involved in road construction work in that section from mid of November 2016. Unfortunately, Rokaya SBG camp caught fire on 27th February 2017 and lost a lot of goods including rice, salt, solar panel set, oil, mobile, blanket and cash etc. Acting LDO (DTO Chief) Devi Prasad Pandey handed over NRs 100,000 cheque to fire victim group facilitator Dhan Bahadur Rokaya provided by RAP 3 in DTA office.

Rock drill machine audit

District:

Rock drill machine audit has been carried out by an internal auditor Tulsi Neupane in DTA office Mugu and road site as well on 19-20 April 2017. The audit comprises the basic working procedure of drill machine, record of consumption material and spare parts, drill log book record, safe handling of petrol and road safety guideline and periodic reporting etc. Major audit finding is timely reporting and separate provision of new and replace item in store for proper management and recording.    

Public hearing

District:

In coordination with RAP 3 Mugu, a public hearing was jointly conducted by Antena Foundation Nepal (AFN) and Mugu FM 107.4 MHz on 20th April 2017 at DTO compound. The programme was chaired by Gagan Bahadur Budha (Chairperson of Mugu FM) and LDO Bijaya Raj Poudel and NC President Khadga Bahadur Shahi were the chief guests. Political parties, chief/representative of different offices, journalist, civil society, teachers, and other local beneficiaries were presented on this programme and focused on RAP 3 programme. RBG member Janshila Rokaya raised the issue of late payment by RAP 3 and DTL accepted this issue and briefed about the RAP 3 bill preparation and payment procedure and committed to timely payment onward. Similarly, representative of civil society member doubt about the project completion on March 2018. DTL briefed about the current progress status and existing resource and told about contingency plan (external SBGs) and trying to convince them regarding the timely project completion. RAP 3 Stakeholders appreciated the working modality, quality of work and payment transparency. In addition with this, AFN separately took the video interview with RAP 3 RBGs members regarding the impact of RAP3  works, wage payment, safety and SED related works. 

Improvement of GDD entry section started

District:

Improvement of GDDDR entry section has been started from 6th March 2017 and 7 RBGs are currently working in 3.09 Km length. This entry section was constructed by DCC using the excavator and existing road was made without structure. NRRS design parameter like standard road width, minimum radius of curve, maximum gradient and drainage (cross-drainage, side drain) etc. are not maintained in entire length. Basically EW, gabion/dry wall, DS drain and stone soling/causeway structure are the major activities to be constructed for the improvement of entry section. Road alignment has been changed in two sections to meet the NRRS.

MHLR - An update & interaction programme

District:

On the day of 23rd March 2017, a meeting was organised in DCC, Mugu to provide the general update and perceive the view of stakeholders regarding the Mugu-Humla Link Road (MHLR). The meeting was held at DCC hall in presence of MHLR Team Leader, Kirsteen Merrilees, Deputy Programme Manager of RAP 3, Dilli Prasad Sitaula, Deputy Team leader of MHLR,  Ram Prasad Thapaliya, Social Development Specialist, Shankar Pokharel, LDO, DTO, DTA Mugu team, representative of political parties & civil societies and local people.

During the interaction meeting, MHLR Team Leader, Kirsteen Merrilees provided an update about the link road. She informed about approval of EIA by GoN, survey and design completion of about 39km (Mugu section) up to Chankheli pass, and the technical team will soon conduct the survey for remaining Humla section. The visiting team also discussed about the fund matching with GoN for MHLR and ongoing development works on this section by DoR and DCC. All stakeholders were very supportive to the connection road and they requested if the construction work begins as soon as possible.

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