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RAP3 MHLR

Monthly PMR – March 2022

  • Completed construction of left bank foundation at Luma Khola Bridge and started abutment construction (up to 1.2 m height).
  • Foundation excavation on-going at Darke Khola Bridge site.
  • Wooden bridges removed from all sites to make way for foundation excavation works.
  • GoN and FCDO teams visited MHLR and SDDR up to Sallisalla in Humla. IDO Humla visited and inspected MHLR.
  • Structures fully complete and 63km substantial completion complete.  Remaining 30k section on Humla side handed over on 2nd April.  Whole of MHLR now handed over to government and open to traffic.
  • Independent Verification of MHLR carried out, awaiting report
  •  Specific maintenance works through SMGs ongoing on SDDR and GDDR. RMGs continued with routine maintenance on handed over sections of MHLR.
  • Support for RMGs on PRN and MRCN in five districts continued until 31st March.  Public audits, transfer of tools and equipment completed and final payments ongoing.

Monthly PMR – February 2022

  1. Progress This Month
    1. Narrative
  • Started foundation work at Luma Khola Bridge. Contractor has stored materials required for construction and established a material testing lab. Bar bending for foundation works complete.    
  • Started aggregate production and dismantling of the wooden bridge at Darke. Gabion retaining walls also being dismantled to lay bridge foundation. Reinforcements required for foundation works prepared.    
  • Substantially completed a total of 62.81 km in MHLR construction. 190m structure works remaining.    
  • Surface improvement works ongoing between Melchham (52+000) and Janche Khola (Ch 56+880).
  • As-built survey ongoing between Melchhyam and Deuli.
  • Liaising and sharing information with WFP for IV of MHLR completion in March
  • Received approval and budget allocation for carrying out additional Specific Maintenance on RAP3 roads in Mugu and Humla

Monthly PMR – January 2022

  • Bridges contractor transferred construction responsibility to the designer through an official Power of Attorney. Construction material being transported to Darke and Luma. Local materials being prepared to begin construction. 
  • Bank refunded contractor’s advance against the bank guarantee.  
  • Substantially completed a total of 62.5 km in MHLR construction. Construction work affected by snow.   
  • LRUC level public audit complete in Mugu and Humla adopting special measures for Covid 19 prevention.  
  • Completed surface improvement works between Digapani and Melchhyam.
  • Completed installing traffic signs for road safety between Lebra and Ghatte Khola (Boharabada).
  • Reviewing cost estimates for additional Specific Maintenance, Routine Maintenance, and bio-engineering.
  • Continued RMG maintenance work on handed-over sections of MHLR and other supported MRCN / PRN.
  • Healthy Workforce Team conducted 9 orientations on personal and menstrual hygiene, Covid 19 prevention, family planning and child vaccination, where 144 members, including 59 women, benefitted; and 1 outreach clinic in Humla examining and providing medicines to 10 workers including 7 women.

Monthly PMR – September 2021

  • Final design drawings submitted by contractor being reviewed internally before forwarding to MoPIUD and DoLI.
  • Additional quantities of sand, stone and aggregate samples brought to Kathmandu from Luma and Darke for lab testing. Samples initially brought were insufficient for full testing.
  • Internal audit of the River Crossings Contractor ongoing.   
  • 2km substantial completion achieved on MHLR construction taking the total to 52.5km
  • Completed Independent Verification, joint monitoring with IDO then Handover of Darke – Chankheli section (Ch.26+000 – 37+350) to Karnali Provincial Government on 30th September.  
  • Continued RMG maintenance work between Gamgadhi and Chankheli.

Monthly PMR – August 2021

  • Contractor submitted final design drawing of all 4 river crossings. Drawings being reviewed before forwarding to DoLI.
  • Contractor’s team reached Gamgadhi to establish site office and identify quarry sites. Sand, stone and aggregate samples collected from Luma and Darke and being brought to Kathmandu for lab testing.
  • Mobilised all SRBGs. 1km substantial completion achieved on MHLR construction taking the total to 50.5km
  • Continued RMG maintenance work between Gamgadhi and Chankheli.
  • Confirmed Internal Verification team’s MHLR field visit dates to verify construction of Darke - Chankheli section before scheduled handover.  

Monthly PMR – June 2021

  • Design drawings and reports of all 4 bridges complete. Independent Checker reviewing these for finalising.
  • 0.48km substantial completion achieved on MHLR construction this month taking the total to 48.41 km.
  • L-section drawing of Chankheli - Saththaple section complete.
  • Healthy workforce team organised 27 orientations on first aid kit management, risk reduction, Covid 19 prevention, nutrition, personal and menstrual hygiene for S/RBGs in MHLR, and family planning and child vaccination, where 382 members, including 100 women, benefitted.
  • Bioengineering works started in different locations along MHLR

Monthly PMR – May 2021

  • Detailed design, drawing and report of Luma Bridge submitted by Contractor incorporating our comments. Independent Checker’s review remaining. Internal review of designs of Darke and Lebra Khola bridge ongoing. Detailed design of Melchham Khola bridge expected this week.   
  • 2.5 km substantial completion achieved on MHLR construction this month taking the total to 48 km.
  • Healthy workforce team organised 14 orientations on first aid kit management, risk reduction, Covid 19 prevention, nutrition and personal hygiene for S/RBGs in MHLR and family planning and child vaccination, where 256 members, including 53 women, benefitted.

Monthly PMR – April 2021

  • Conceptual designs for bridges now finalised.  Detailed designs for Luma and Darke submitted by Contractor.
  • 2 km substantial completion achieved on MHLR this month taking the total to 45.2 km.
  • Healthy workforce team conducted 4 outreach clinics in Mugu and Humla examining and providing medicines to 49 workers including 23 women.
  • Organised 13 events of orientations on first aid kit management, risk reduction and Covid 19 prevention, nutrition and personal hygiene for S/RBGs in MHLR, where 308 members, including 66 women, benefitted.  

Monthly PMR – March 2021

  • Lab testing of soil samples from river crossing sites ongoing. Conceptual design drawings submitted by contractor reviewed and comments shared.
  • Completed 63km length of full width (4.5m) track opening. Substantially completed 2 km this month taking the total to 43.2 km length.
  • Healthy workforce team conducted 4 outreach clinics in Mugu and Humla examining and provided medicines to 47 workers including 18 women.
  • Organised 54 orientations on first aid kit management, risk reduction and Covid 19 prevention, for S/RBGs in MHLR, where 798 members, including 192 women, benefitted.  

Monthly PMR – February 2021

  • Drill holes for soil investigation complete at Luma, Darke, Lebra and Melchham bridge sites.  Topographic map and general arrangement drawing of Luma Khola and Darke Khola being prepared.
  • Completed 63km length of full width 4.5m wide track opening. Substantial completion of 1km this month taking the total to 41.13 km length.
  • Healthy workforce team conducted 4 outreach clinics in MUG and HUM examining 59 workers including 32 females.
  • Orientation in first aid kit management, risk reduction and Covid 19 prevention organised for SRBGs in MHLR

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