As a results-based programme, RAP3 invoices against achievement of milestones and the targets set out in the LogFrame, which was endorsed by the Steering Committee on 29th January 2015. Achievement of the key results of the LogFrame is measured in May each year when DFID conducts its Annual Review.
This document sets out RAP3’s approach to preventing and detecting corruption within our implementation team and partners, and tackling corruption where we encounter it in the government agencies and communities we work with. We recognise that corruption in Nepal is a serious problem and that there is no single measure to prevent and detect it across a large programme in a corrupt environment. An effective internal control environment requires the integration of a range of financial and operational controls across all processes, policies, practices and partnerships.
New road construction projects have been commenced in 4 core districts – Humla, Mugu, Bajura and Kalikot, prioritised as per DoLIDAR’s DTMP procedures. For these new construction roads huge quantities of gabion boxes are required. As planned, procurement of gabion boxes and its delivery were performed in Yr-I and Yr-II. However, during February 2016 on a DC field visit note (Refer Annex1: FIELD VISIT REPORTs) to Kalikot (03rd - 15th January 2016) and later to Bajura (12th -19th February 2016), some quality issues had been raised regarding gabion boxes supplied by Hulas Wire Industries Ltd. The quality issues were: mechanical connections of end panels to main body and size of diaphragms and end panels of the gabion boxes.
This document presents a proposal for the second phase of RAP MEL’s implementation phase covering the period August 2015 to August 2016. During recent months, discussions with DFID, DoLIDAR and RAP have highlighted the need to adjust MEL’s activities, deliverables, and working model to respond to the lessons learned from the first phase of implementation (June 2014 to July 2015) and to ensure that MEL’s work remains relevant to the emerging needs of MEL’s stakeholders.
This Road Sector Assessment Study has been prepared by the World Bank with the active involvement of the Government of Nepal, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The purpose of this study is to determine the current status of the road sector in Nepal, identify the main issues and roblems it is facing, and provide practical means to address them. It is the result of an extensive process of consultations with the Government of Nepal, both during the implementation of the study as well as in the review and approval of the study findings.
To date DOLIDAR’s norms and specifications for LRN were labour based only. NRSAS recommended that equipment norms be developed for the full range of infrastructure works carried out by DOLIDAR and the districts. This was completed in 2014 through assistance to DOLIDAR by RAP3.
The length of district roads under the responsibility of the District Development Committees (DDCs) has recently increased significantly with the reclassification of most village roads as class B district roads, without any corresponding increase in resources to the DDCs. Information on actual road lengths is not available due to a lack of road inventory and condition data, partly as a result of confusing and extensive data requirements.
The Nepal Rural Road Standards (NRRS) were introduced in 2055 to set the classification and geometric design standards for the Local Road Network (LRN) to be followed by all those involved in the development of the network, including Users, User Committees, VDCs, DDCs, DTOs, DOLIDAR and its development partners.
Based on the findings of the Nepal Road Sector Assessment Study (NRSAS), DOLIDAR undertook its first Annual LRN Inventory Survey in 2012 assisted by the RTI Maintenance Pilot funded through RAP2. Subsequent publications of the document have been supported by RAP3 funding and TA. Till date DTMPs of 55 districts have been prepared/updated and the LRN Inventory also compiled on January 2015. A total of 52,883km of Rural Roads have been constructed till 2014. Of which, DRCN Roads is about 23,192km and Village Roads is 29,690km. Of the total DRCN Roads; blacktopped is 1161km (5%), gravelled 6229km (26.4%) and earthen surface is 15902km (68.6%). Likewise Village Roads consists; blacktopped 528.9km (1.8%), gravelled 6295.9km and earthen surface 22865.8km. Data reveals that a total of 7269km new DRCN roads need to be constructed to connect remaining 584 VDCs centres that have no road network access yet. Other details can be obtain from LRN Inventory 2015.
This guideline covers all 14 RAP districts.