cover

Latest road section of RAP is handed over to communities in Nepal

It's time to celebrate! Together with DFID Nepal, we have handed over the latest road section constructed under the UK Aid-funded Rural Access Programme.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

It’s time to celebrate! Together with DFID Nepal, we have handed over the latest road section constructed under the UK Aid-funded Rural Access Programme (RAP). The Maure-Kailashmandu and Maure-Toli-Chhatara road sections, under construction since 2014 in the Triveni Municipality of Bajura district, were handed to the local government at an event on Monday 18 February 2019. We built 29.68km of road, employing the most marginalised groups in rural communities of Nepal. We provided 970,384 days of employment to 1756 locals, 44% of which were women. Through this construction, locals were able to earn a total of  NPR 507 million in wages (equivalent to approximately GBP 3.4 million). 

Dr Simon Lucas, representing DFID, addressed the audience at the event saying: 

“The completion of the road is only the start. This road is yours, you built it. It is now up to the people of Triveni municipality to take advantage of this access and use it for your economic development.”

We are extremely proud to have played a key role in expanding access to roads, communities and opportunities. We wish the best to the beneficiaries and we hope they will be able to make the most out of this crucial connection.

RAP is not just about building roads, RAP is about making smart, empowering connections. Locals can reap the rewards of this programme since day one through employment and training opportunities. RAP is an exemplary development project that shows the enormous potential of smart connections that combine both hard and soft infrastructure.

A news feature about the opening ceremony has been published on the Himalayan Times, available here

Road Nepal 2019
Photo Credits: DFID Nepal on Twitter

Most Read

April 24, 2018

We are pleased to welcome International Solutions Group to IMC Worldwide

The acquisition of ISG enhances IMC’s presence in the US and our monitoring and evaluation services.

December 14, 2018

NCELL is the latest organisation to offer income generating opportunities to women in remote areas of Nepal

NCELL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UKaid funded RAP3 CONNECT to offer over 400 women the opportunity to become retailers of NCELL re-charge cards.

September 27, 2019

New DFID Fund to Support Collective Action Initiatives

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Business Integrity Initiative Challenge Fund in a partnership between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Business Integrity Initiative and IMC Worldwide.