Causeway on 63DR008a by DCC
by: RAP 3      on: 29th Nov, 2017

DCC Jumla has constructed a causeway on a small stream crossing of 63DR008a. It had been difficult for vehicles to pass through that section during the monsoon as continuous water flow with stones and debris had increased the depth of the water channel causing disturbance to traffic movement. DTA on request of vice chairperson of DCC planned to install HDPE pipe during the monsoon using RMGs to control the flow but due to width of the section and large debris flow the installation process was terminated. Smooth traffic movement had been observed after construction of the causeway.

Rapid Condition Survey
by: RAP 3      on: 29th Nov, 2017

RAP3 DTA Jumla conducted a rapid condition survey of all DRCN roads in first and second week of November. The survey was done for the preparation of ARAMP and SMGs estimation. DTA has planned to implement SMGs on three DRCN roads (63DR007, 63DR008 and 63DR009). These are the same DRCNs where specific maintenance activities were conducted last year. RTL, GE, Intern Engineer, SAME and IOW were actively involved in the survey. Gabion wall, toe wall, dry stone wall and stone soiling were the main maintenance activities identified by the survey team.

UNL Senior Management in Mid and Far West to assess Hamri Didi Programme
by: RAP 3      on: 23rd Nov, 2017

The CONNECT team are in the field to facilitate Unilever Nepal Senior Manager, Mr Bharat Prasain’s visit to the Mid and Far West to meet Hamri Didis (HD) and assess the HD programme’s progress over the last year.  Mr Prasain will meet with HDs in Dadeldhura, Doti and Achham.

While in Doti Mr Prasain met Hamri Didi, Ms Sapana Auji (pictured) at her home at Bhagthata. Sapana started working as a HD in August 2017 and to date has billed NPR 7,500. She discussed the difficulties of collecting and transporting products with Mr Prasain.

Narayan Campus FEC members met local businessman, Mr Jhabiraj Khatri yesterday
by: RAP 3      on: 20th Nov, 2017

Narayan Campus' Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) invited local businessman, Mr Jhabiraj Khatri to share his experience of doing business in Dailekh with members. Mr Khatri, the owner of Gadi Spice and Vice President of the Dailekh DCCI spoke with FEC members about the challenges and difficulties he has faced and the commitment and hard work needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.  He also led a discussion on the importance of markets and the resources needed to do business.

Completion of Health and Safety Audit in Kalikot
by: RAP 3      on: 17th Nov, 2017

The Health and Safety Audit has been accomplished by Tulsi Neupane, Internal Auditor RAP3 in both SSDR and JRDR corridors of Kalikot. The audit was focused on Health and Safety condition among the Road Building Groups (RBG), Special Building Groups (SBG), Drill Group, Boulder Breaking Groups (BBG) and Road Maintenance Groups (RMG). The audit was carried out from 11th-13th November and 13th-14th November,  2017 at JRDR and SSDR corridor respectively. The Audit also observed the health and safety condition in RMG deployed at SSDR corridor which is currently almost completed and open to public vehicles. The audit was facilitated/assisted by Sunil Babu Shrestha, SDO and Ramesh Khatakho, SEO.  Internal Auditor made a courtesy visit with Mayor of Raskot Municipality, Mr. Kashi Chandra Baral and Head of DCC, Mr. Anipal Shahi to gather their opinions and views on RAP3. He also shared the road inauguration and hand over programme of SSDR scheduled on 15 January 2018.

Term Maintenance to accelerate
by: dyadav      on: 17th Nov, 2017

DTA Dadeldhura organized a meeting with contractor “Chandani Construction” on 14th Novemeber 2017 to accelerate term maintenance activities in the selected DRCNs. The meeting was chaired by RTL Krishna Sharan Dhungana in the presence of contractors’ representative and DTA staff. The agenda of the meeting was to review the progress status, payment of work order and issuing of work order. Both parties discussed the implementation schedule, responsibilities and coordination. The contractor was informed that the next work order will be concerned with specific maintenance activities which include mainly gabion structures, stone soling, drain construction and road way widening in some specific sections.

Rapid Condition Survey orientation in Achham
by: RAP 3      on: 17th Nov, 2017

Prior to RCS survey on all DRCN road corridors, DTA Achham conducted brief orientation training to survey teams including sub-engineers and assistant sub-engineers from DCC/DTO and RAP3 on 15th November 2017. Presentation on module 1D related to RCS survey was delivered by GE Chetan Neupane. He also explained the types and criteria of maintenance measures to be recorded and explained about survey formats used for RCS survey in detail. Following the orientation, the team moved to RCS survey of 9 DRCN roads which is expected to be completed in three days

Bid Notice Published for Mugu-Humla Link Road (MHLR)
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Nov, 2017

The bid invitation for the construction of Mugu Humla Link Road (Contract Identification No. RAP3-MHLR/2017/002) was published on 7th November 2017 in the Kantipur News Daily. The main purpose of this construction is to link Humla to the rest of Nepal via Mugu by building a 65 kilometer road. The construction modality is equipment based through a contractor. Interested eligible bidders are requested to obtain further information and inspect bidding documents from Rural Access Programme, Technical and Management Office, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. Bidders can obtain a hard copy of bidding document free of cost from Rural Access Programme Technical Management office, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur during office hours until 06 December 2017. Bidders can also download the bidding documents through RAP3 website.

Lao Study Visit
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Nov, 2017

A team of consisting of eight prominent members from the Lao Poverty Reduction Fund and Ministry of Public Works and Transport visited Sindhuplachowk on 7th- 8th November 2017. The chief district engineer of DTO welcomed the team and made a presentation on RMG maintenance interventions in the district. The team was mainly focused on the implementation of RMG for routine and recurrent maintenance activities and showed interest in learning about the implementation modality adopted by RAP3 and other projects such as SNRTP. The government of Laos is particularly interested in developing the concept of community contracting not only for roads but other types of social infrastructure. The study team visited two roads Naubise-Chautara-Melamchi (23DR013) and Melchaur(F31) - Bhaise(H03) (23DR040) and talked with the RMG working there.    

Handover of Improvement Project documents
by: RAP 3      on: 14th Nov, 2017

RAP3 Jhapa has withdrawn its technical support from Dudhe- Shivagunj-Mahabara-Korobari Road Improvement Project from 15th of July 2017.So, all the technical documents related to the project was handed over to Chief District Engineer, Sushil Shrestha, DTO, Jhapa on 13th November 2017. Handover of Improvement Project was done at DTO Jhapa in the presence of DTO Chief, TMO-Local Road Network Maintenance Coordinator (LRNMC) Harihar Bhandari, other DCC/DTO Officials and DTA team.