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RAP3 Implementation Contract Closes

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. The Rural Access Programme has been supported continuously by UKaid since 1999 and a new maintenance component has been added to RAP3 MHLR to provide continuous support to GON and its efforts to establish road maintenance.

Major RAP3 achievements have included

  • a spend of GBP 47.28 million of which 75% were wages to the poor; (NRS 6.62 billion );
  • Ninety seven kilometres of Labour Based Roads Built;
  • Twenty two kilometres of Roads Improved;
  • 2,250 km of Roads Maintained for five years;
  • 94 Trail Bridges built;
  • 5.5 million Employment Days generated, some 40% for women;
  • DTMPs – DRCN for the whole of Nepal;
  • 17,800 Training Days;
  • Matching investment from the Private Sector;
  • Funding of Routine Maintenance Groups by GON in 2019/20;
  • 70% increase in local Asset Management Capacity;
  • establishment of P ENG qualification in Nepal linked to a
  • Graduate and Intern Programme for over 100 people.
  • Setting up the Mugu Humla Link Road project.

RAP Awards

  • British Expertise 2019 – International Development Non Physical Project Award
  • ACE Consulting and Engineering Awards 2018 – Social Impact Champion of the Year Award
  • ACE Consulting and Engineering Awards 2017 - Collaboration Champion
  • Winner of the Institution of Civil Engineers George Stephenson Medal 2017
  • Winner of the Institution of Civil Engineers Edmund Hambly Medal 2014
  • Winner of the ACE Awards 2014.
  • Winner of the British Expertise International Development Project Award 2014.
  • Winner of the ACE Centenary Awards 2013.
  • International Road Federation Global Achievement Award for Advocacy 2009 (RAP2)