Client: DFID/Department of Roads
Funding Agency: Department for International Development
Period: February 2004 to September 2008
Consulting Association: WSP Imc, GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd
Approx. Value of Services: GEOCE’s part- NRs 36.9 million
Professional Staff Input: GEOCE’s part 198 person months
The program comprised upgrading of about 90 km roads to all weather feeder roads as per DOR standards; related livelihood improvements for poor people in these road corridors through involvement in road works. The project works were executed using labour-based, environment friendly and participatory approach for simple road works such as earthworks and small structures. Local contractors were involved for specific construction works such as pavement upgrading and major structures. The approximate cost of the project for feeder road upgrading and related livelihoods promotion program was US$ 11.5 million.
The scope of services include Survey, design, bid documents preparation, procurement of works and goods, construction supervision and project management of Bhalubang-Pyuthan (64 km) and Basantpur-Myaglung (26 km) feeder roads upgrading. The road works comprised spot improvement of road geometry, drainage improvement, pavement (partly Otta seal and premix and partly gravel in case of Basantpur-Myaglung road and partly gravel in case of Bhalubang-Pyuthan) and slope stabilization. Also involved activities related to social mobilization for road construction/upgrading and implementation of livelihoods promotion programs.