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.
As part of the RAP district communication strategy, the weekly RAP 3 sponsored Radio Show is an important component. Titled as Road to Development, this program is driven entirely by local people and development issues that receive importance at the local level. Using a toll free number provided, local people are encouraged to express their thoughts and experiences on what's working and what's not working with the RAP program as well as other broader development issues.
On the 4th December 2015, the Nepal Engineering Council, with support from the Rural Access Programme (RAP3) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), hosted a workshop on the “Introduction of Professional Engineer Title in Nepal”. This document summarises the proceedings, outcomes, and conclusions of the workshop.
As per DFID”s guidelines, RAP3 Asset Inventory are reported to DFID biannually. These are mainly IT related items, vehicles and other office equipment.
RAP CTA, DTO and RAP3 field offices have been analysed and safety items put in place. The review of the Health and Safety is done every year.
IMC Worldwide Ltd has a policy that outlines its approach to business integrity in two parts: a Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct.
Our Code of Ethics outlines the ethical principles of IMC and its staff, representing the aspirations of the firm at the business level. Our Code of Conduct translates these principles into practical guidance that empowers IMC, its staff, its business partners and their employees to realise these aspirations.
This briefing paper summarises the mechanism for managing the continual improvement (CI) process on RAP3. The overall process for CI Management is summarised in the diagram below, which is explained further in the remainder of this paper.