RMG member ID card distribution
by: RAP 3      on: 27th Nov, 2015

RMG  member identity cards (ID) were distributed among 70 RBG members in Parbat district on 26th November 2015. The  cards were distributed by RAP DTA Parbat and signed by DTO chief.  ID cards for all 74 RMG members have been distrbuted in Jumla. The identity card distribution process for 136 members has also started in Dadeldhura.



District Transport Infrastructure Coordination Committee (DTICC) Meeting
by: RAP 3      on: 25th Nov, 2015

On 24th November 2015, RAP3 DTA Kalikot conducted DTICC meeting for approving ARAMP of FY 072/73. In the meeting all active district level political parties representative's, LDO, CDO, DDC, DTO , RAP DTA and other stakeholders were actively participated. Mr Bishnu Ram Bista had presented ARAMP of FY 072/73. They were also given the concept and importance of maintenance in the programme.

CPD Training
by: RAP 3      on: 24th Nov, 2015

On 23rd November 2015, RAP3 DTA team Kalikot conducted CPD training on ARAMP modules for DDC/DTO, SC  and DTA technicians. The programme was inaugurated by Local Development Officer and also delivered his short speech on the importance of such training for capacity development of individuals. The modules covered under this training were:


1A - RAP3 LRN Overview (Intro to Planning)

1B - District Transport Master Plan

1C - Annual Road Asset Management Plan 1

1D - Rapid Condition Survey and Compilation of Information

1E - Annual Road Asset Management Plan

1F - ARAMP Practical

Participants also took part in exam at the end of the programme. The modules can be found on the RAP website:

RMG Member ID Card
by: RAP 3      on: 24th Nov, 2015

In RAP3 districts RMGs are formed and providing continuous routine and recurrent maintenance to over 2,000 km of District Road. RAP3 are in the process of providing each member with a personalised photographic Identification card which will be issued in the coming weeks. The benefits of this are to help control the unauthorised substitution of workers and to identify the worker to the community at large. The latter has proved useful in enabling RMG members to obtain free or subsidised transportation to their working section from passing public vehicles who appreciate their visible contribution the road’s wellbeing.


Graduate CPD Workshop
by: RAP 3      on: 19th Nov, 2015

The eighteen RAP-3 Graduates attended a graduate workshop from 3 – 6 November 2015 in collaboration with Nepal Engineering Association (NEA) and Nepal Engineering Council (NEC). The guest speakers in the workshop were Mr Kishor Kumar Jha, General Secretary of NEA and Mr Satya Narayan Shah, Chairman of NEC.

The workshop was targeted to help the graduates understand Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and how it fits into RAP’s Graduate programme. The workshop also gave a platform to the graduates to share their involvements and experiences to date with the help of PowerPoint presentations.  The graduates also prepared their development objectives and learned how to record them and claim their achievement ratings.

At the end of the workshop, each graduate had an individual session with their respective supervisor to discuss in detail their plans for the next six months, their development objectives and how they plan to achieve them.

The graduates have now been assigned to a new posting in 12 districts and TMO, and will be stationed there for one year.

Humla & Mugu link survey reaches Chankeli Pass
by: RAP 3      on: 17th Nov, 2015

RAP3 has been conducting the engineering survey and design of district corridors to link Gamgadhi in Mugu to Darma in Humla District. Of the proposed 67km route the survey reached 40 km to the Chankeli pass (40km) before the break for Festivals. The route alignment crosses remote terrain and posed special problems in terms of logistics. Portable generators had to be carried for charging batteries for survey equipment and satellite phones. ‘Walkie-talkies’ were used for the first time by RAP (previously disallowed due to national security issues) as an efficient way of communicating between the surveyor and staff-man who could be located more than a kilometre apart.

District Transport Infrastructure Coordination Committee (DTICC) Meeting
by: RAP 3      on: 9th Nov, 2015

With support of RAP3 DTA Sankhuwasabha, the DDC/DTO organized the DTICC meeting on 6th November 2015. The meeting was participated by 53 participants. The meeting was chaired by Ram Sharan Acharya, DTO chief. The welcome speech was delivered by  Krishna Sharan Dhungana, DTL. The ARAMP was presented by DTO chief. After the presentation, the floor was opened for discussion and feedback. The issues raised in discussion were clarified by DTL and DTO chief. The DTICC meeting approved the ARAMP for 2015/16. The programme was wrapped up with the closing remark by DTO chief.