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Monthly PMR – October 2019

  • Site closed and field team demobilised for festivals.
  • Internal workshop held 23-25 October:  23rd Graduate Engineer’s workshop and annual reviews.  24th separate team workshops (maintenance, construction, admin and finance) focusing on technical and management issues.  25th full team workhop focusing on risk management and safeguards.  These included discussion on problem areas identified through field observations and internal audits, proposed solutions and draft action plan. Workshop procedings being drafted.
  • Annual Environmental Monitoring Report submitted to Department of Forest and Soil Conservation and copied to Ministry of Forest and Environment, Divisional Forest Offics of Mugu and Humla  and Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Karnali Province.

Monthly PMR - September 2019

  • 3.5m track opening has halted at Janche Khola (Ch58) due to one rocky outcrop and one very hazardous section where extra protection measures (structures between works and houses) need to be installed before works can continue.Fuel stock is approximately 41,600 litres. Transportation of fuel will continue after Tihar to replenish stocks before the anticipated winter road closure.
  • Draft Technical Notes on key Road Alignment Design features, Excavator Management, and Construction of Road Structures have been shared with DFID.  Final checks and revisions are being made before sharing with DoLI.

 

Monthly PMR – August 2019

  • Fuel stocks are approximately 67,000 litres. Stocks are sufficient for about 2 months of operations.
  • Draft Technical Notes on key Road Alignment Design features, Excavator Management, and Construction of Road Structures have been reviewed / tested by the site teams and final edits in progress.
  • Revised Works Method Statements for Tree Cutting and Management, Safe Handling and Storing of Fuel, and Safe Handling and Operation of Chainsaw are being further tested in the field.
  • Field verification of road alignment and environmental management plans has been conducted. 
  • Plantation of compensatory trees has started.

Monthly PMR – July 2019

  • All physical works in the 4 km improvement section were completed in June, including additional surfacing and drainage works. However, wages for this work were distributed in July.
  • Fund released and payments made for excavators, Chainsaw Operators, RBGs and SRBGs.
  • In total we have 16 SRBGs and 13 RBGs working along the road on both Mugu and Humla districts (now up to Saaththaple on Humla side).
  • 3 of the SRBGs are chainsaw groups working alongside the excavators for tree felling, log cutting and storing.  They have been given a thorough orientation on safe chainsaw operating practices, using training videos (sourced via YouTube), RAP3 H&S procedures and checklists.  1962 trees (out of 5870 stamped, 33.4%) have been felled so far.

Monthly PMR – June 2019

  • All works in the 4km Improvement section are complete, including additional surfacing and drainage works.
  • In total we have 31 SRBGs and 52 RBGs working along the road on both Mugu and Humla districts (now up to Saaththaple on Humla side).
  • 5 of the SRBGs are chainsaw groups working alongside the excavators for tree felling, log cutting and storing.  They have been given a thorough orientation on safe chainsaw operating practices, using training videos (sourced via YouTube), RAP3 H&S procedures and checklists.  1947 trees (out of 5870 stamped, 33%) have been felled so far.
  • Excavators are working on initial track opening from Saaththaple towards Melcham; and track widening works between Darke and Saaththaple (through Chankheli pass).  The rocky cliff section on the way up to Chankheli is now open, and the rock breaker has moved to the next rocky cliff section after Saaththaple.

Monthly PMR – May 2019

  • SRBGs have been working for structures work on the Improvement section. RBGs, SRBGs and one Rock Drill group operating group on Mugu side are continuing with structures and drainage on new construction section. All together 31 groups SRBGs and 52 RBGs are working.
  • Tree stamping has been completed on both Mugu and Humla sides.  Tree felling and removal on Mugu and Humla are in progress and track opening has reached Lebra Khola (Ch 42.78). Total 452 tree on Mugu side and 827 on Humla side already chopped and prepared logs of different sizes as instructed by DFOs.
  • Phase 2 excavator hire agreements in place.  Average 8 excavators in operation during May.  New track opening works at Chankheli to Lebra sections.  Widening works at Falata, Bama Darke and Chankheli areas.  The excavator with rock breaker is halt due to servicing time.

Trimester Report November 2018 – February 2019

This is the first trimester report of the MHLR project since contract signing (29th October 2018) between DFID and IMC Worldwide Ltd for RAP3- Mugu Humla Link Road Project.  The report covers the period of 1st November 2018 to 28th February 2019.  The report summarises the information presented in the project’s monthly reports from the trimester, in particular the key achievements, results and issues experienced.  It also provides additional information and data on the project that was not relevant for inclusion in the monthly reports, or which it is too onerous to collect on a monthly basis.

Whilst the project contract end date is 31st May 2020 (with provision for a one-year extension), the project work plan continues through to 31st October 2020.  For time measurement purposes we are using the work plan end date, i.e. a project duration of 24 months, rather than the contract date with a project duration of only 19 months and during which it is not possible to complete the works.

The baseline plan for physical and financial results is taken from the forecast summary finalised on 14th January 2019.

Trimester Report March 2019 – June 2019

This is the second trimester report of the MHLR project since contract signing (29th October 2018) between DFID and IMC Worldwide Ltd for RAP3- Mugu Humla Link Road Project.  The report covers the period of 1st March 2019 to 30th June 2019.  The report summarises the information presented in the project’s monthly reports from the trimester, in particular the key achievements, results and issues experienced.  It also provides additional information and data on the project that was not relevant for inclusion in the monthly reports, or which it is too onerous to collect on a monthly basis.

The baseline plan for physical and financial results is taken from the forecasts presented in the previous Trimester Report (cover the period November ’18 to February ’19).

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