1) Road Connectivity:
1.1) Construction and upgrading of 239.91 km sample feeder roads and 78 km of non-sample feeder roads to all weather standard.
Progress: A total of 239.91 km of sample and 78 km non sample feeder roads have been upgraded to fair weather standard under the Project. Civil works of 22 contract packages have been completed.
Construction of Sunkoshi Bridge in Khurkot was completed on 30 June 2014.
2) Connected district headquarters
2.1) 3 district headquarters connected for the first time by road to highways
Progress: Three district headquarters are connected to all weather road for the first time (Dhunche of Rasuwa, Manthali of Ramechhap, and Taplejung of Taplejung districts).
3) Maintain SRN:
3.1) DOR has a provision and the budget for annual periodic maintenance of 500km of SRN including 318 financed by ADF grant
4) Road safety capacity improved in DOR
4.1) Road safety audit manual tools developed
Progress: DOR has development road safety manuals
4.2) Training conducted for DOTM staff in July 2012
5) Strengthen road safety database
5.1) Purchase updated data software
Progress: Purchase road safety equipment
5.2) 10 DOR and DOTM staff trained
Progress: DOR staffs have been trained under TA 4825. Safety Management training successfully conducted for 20 DOTM staff.
6) Prevention of overloading
6.1) Purchase and application of about 20 road safety equipment
Progress: Purchased road safety equipment.
6.2) Heavy Vehicle Management Policy in implementation
Progress: Heavy Vehicle Management Policy has been approved, draft Act prepared and awaiting approval.
6.3) Installation of weighbridges at 15 key positions
Progress: Weighbridges installed and operational.
7) Building capacity of DOR and local contractors increased
7.1) Increase in technical capacity of staff of DOR and local contractors
Progress: Training provided to DOR staff and local contractors under TA 4825 to increase their technical capacity
8) HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking component
8.1) Increased awareness about HIV/AIDS transmission by vulnerable people in the project area
8.1.1) 90% of road construction workers, transport operators, female sex workers, labor migrants, populations living along the road corridors, reached by the Project
2,831 people working along project road under different packages, consultants have been sensitized on HIV/AIDs and human trafficking issues.
1,009(community people, hotel owners, transport operators) have also been sensitized.
5,477 brochures, 5,752 posters and 7,410 pamphlets distributed to raise the awareness among the target groups
8.2) Increased access and ability to use prevention services and products. Effective behavior change program established through information and education campaigns, community mobilization and condom distribution
8.2.1) 70% of the male target group and female sex workers report consistent condom use
Progress: 88,120 condoms have been distributed among target groups. the KAP assessment shows majority of the target group are consistently using condom
8.2.2) 100% of the male target group and female sex workers know the benefit of using condoms
Progress: The male target group and female sex workers in the project road sections are aware about the benefit of using condoms
8.3) Risk of being trafficked reduced for women and children
8.3.1) 100% of girls and women aged 11-25 and boys aged 6-12 reached with anti-trafficking messages
2,721 (1,228 boys and 1,423 girls) participated in anti-trafficking awareness through school and health programs
8.4) Increased capacity of DOR to handle HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking issues in road projects
8.4.1) DOR staff sensitized and trained on DOR to handle HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking issues in road projects
Progress: 161 DOR staff and consultant participated in 10-12 programs conducted
9) Domestic contractors engaged for works of project roads
9.1) More than 50% of works contracted to domestic contractors
Progress: 23 civil work contract packages awarded under the Project. 12 (52%) contracts were awarded to domestic contractors to strengthen capacity of local construction industry