First designed in 1999, the Rural Access Programme (RAP) has been implemented continuously since 2001 and is a bi-lateral programme between the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme is funded with grant assistance provided by UK Aid. The objective of RAP was to increase the economic opportunities available to the poorest and most vulnerable people in the remotest districts of Nepal. RAP provided employment for the poor to maintain and upgrade existing roads, construct new rural roads and upgrade socio and economic development where these were lacking. Implementation of the current RAP3 Implementation phase was started in 2013 which lasted until June 2019. Under its third phase, RAP’s Implementation focus was on the mid and far west of Nepal to address the low levels of road access in places with the highest levels of poverty, extreme remoteness, and lack of services and opportunities. RAP3 Implementation support included new road construction in four districts (Mugu, Humla, Kalikot and Bajura) and technical support for road maintenance in 10 districts in Nepal (including Jumla and Dailekh in the Karnali Province).
The second round of Professional Engineer P.Eng. (Nepal) title for senior Experience Route Engineers’ has been awarded to 28 qualified engineers who have achieved eligible milestones in academic excellence and sufficient professional experience Organised by Nepal Engineering Council (NEC) on 21st June 2019.
On the occasion of International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), Nepal Engineering Association (NEA) with the support of UNOPs and other organisations, including RAP3 MHLR, organised an event.
Program: Bikash ko Bato
Episode: 48 Broadcast: 14, 15 and 16 July 2019
In this episode, we will discuss the efforts of dalit female local representatives to ensure that they continue to develop dalit female status in at all local levels. The local level elections held in 2074 provide opportunities for dalit female representatives to gain power at various local levels of Karnali and Sudurpaschim province of Nepal and to raise their voice and for dalits rights. We hear from a few of these women about they specifically have been doing in their area.
It’s full steam ahead for the initial track opening of the 63 kilometres new road construction , which will become the road stretching from Gamgadhi town in Chhayanath Rara Municipality (Mugu district) and Deuli village (Darma) in Chankheli Rural Municipality (Humla district).
As of 30th June 2019 the IMC RAP3 implementation contract with DFID has ended after six years and one month. In its Project Completion Report the overall weighted score for RAP3 performance is 103%, or the equivalent of an A+ in DFID’s conventional scoring system.
Pabita Bista from Jumla working as Junior Technical Supervisor at Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3) travelled to the London on 2nd June 2019 to attend The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Apprentice of the Year Award Ceremony that was held on 6th June 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. She was shortlisted by ACE for the Apprentice of the year award 2019.
The fast-flowing Mugu Karnali River during monsoon season impedes the movement of goods and people. Crossing the river has always been a major challenge and similarly with the rise in water level this year too, the project faced the challenge of getting the goods and materials across. This time, we have agreed with Mr.