Rural Access Programme 3, Mugu Humla Link Road (MHLR) project introduced the Maintenance and Resilience Pilot Component at a one-day Engagement Workshop organized on the 6th September 2019, in Simkot, Humla. Altogether 21 invitees from 7 Palikas including Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons and Chief Administrative Officers from Rural Municipalities participated in the workshop. Mr. Dan Bahadur Rawat, Chief of DCC Humla chaired the workshop, while, Mr. Kamal Kumar Adhikari, acting Infrastructure Development Director from Karnali Province Government and Mr. Lekh Nath Bhattarai from MoFAGA attended as guests.
Mr. Kamal Kumar Adhikari in his opening remarks highlighted the importance of road maintenance and optimum utilization of budget, whereas, Mr. Lekh Nath Bhattarai focused on the necessity of coordination between Federal, Provincial and Local Government to avoid duplication of work. MRPC Engineering Advisor Mr. Hom Nath Lamsal delivered a presentation about MRPC objectives and the scope of the pilot to be implemented in Karnali Province for this fiscal year. Various presentations were made by the the province support teams on PTMP/MTMP, RMG/SMG and the pilot Technical Support Forum. A discussion was also held on the four partite agreement to be signed by DoLI, MRPC, IDO and Pailkas. In a separate session, participants were split to perform a group exercise and key findings were presented. In the closing session, each representative from Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons and Chief Administrative Officer thanked MRPC for such an informative event and welcomed MRPC to support Palikas with their MTMP preparation and road maintenance works.