Success message
error message
warn message
Mid-term Review of Socio-Technical Facilitation Services to Housing Reconstruction in Gorkha District (GoI funded)
Commissioning Unit: Nepal
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Nepal
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Supervision of building construction site considering number of mason employing in site so that no escaping of critical work.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/07]

Recommendation well accepted. We will take necessary actions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Field Staff Movement Plan developed
[Added: 2020/01/31]
District Support Team, Palika Facilitation team 2019/12 Completed Movement plan developed and under implementation.
Reconstruction Information Management System (RIMS) used to trace visits
[Added: 2020/01/31]
District Support Team/ODRC- Partner Organizations 2020/01 Completed RIMS developed and is being implemented
2. Recommendation:

Soil condition study in the mass movement site by Geo-tech Engineer.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/07]

Recommendation is well noted. Though landslide study is not a part of the housing reconstruction project, UNDP will mobilize own resources to prepare risk management plan and under take landslide risk mitigation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare risk management plan (hazard/vulnerability assessment) and undertake landslide risk mitigation measures in the very project area in 2020.
[Added: 2020/01/31] [Last Updated: 2021/01/06]
CDRMP team 2020/10 Completed UNDP prepared risk management plan and conducted landslide risk mitigation measures in working area. History
3. Recommendation:

Focus on the rainwater management system as building in slop and terrain area mostly.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/07]

Well noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Preparation of IEC materials on local risk mitigation measures and maintenance of houses
[Added: 2020/01/31] [Last Updated: 2020/04/21]
ODRC Partner Organization 2020/03 Completed IEC materials on local risk mitigation measures prepared and widely distributed. History
4. Recommendation:

Capacity enhancement in retrofitting is required

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/07]

Capacity building trainings are already in plan. They will be implemented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Training of Trainers (TOT) on Retrofitting for district engineers and further roll out of the training to the field engineers and masons
[Added: 2020/01/31]
ODRC Partner Organization/District Support Team 2019/12 Completed Training of Trainers (TOT) on Retrofitting have been conducted for district engineers and further training are conducted by these engineers to the field engineers and masons. Continuous hand holding support is being provided to the engineer.
5. Recommendation:

Recommendations

The followings are the recommendation after monitoring the project site and discussion with the different stakeholders of the project.

1. Supervision of building construction site considering no of mason employing in site so that no escaping of critical work.

2. Soil condition study in the mass movement site by Geo tech Engineer.

3. Focus on the rain water management system as building in slop and terrain area mostly.

4. Capacity enhancement in retrofitting is required.

5. Need to certification for NRA payment from NRA engineer, need close relation with NRA Engineer while deciding in field major activities.

6. Capacities enhancement of engineer on other disasters such as wind, flood, landslide, fire.

7. As ODR engineer, ASN involving to provide material to house owners in credit, before installment. Proper documentation on credit agreement between owner and material provider without involving ODR engineer and ASN is required. 8. Extension of project require as per discussion with Gaupalika ward chief DLPIU engineer, GMALI engineer.

9. Communities' views need to be surveyed on the radio program.

10. ODR involved reconstruction project in ward completed as most 80% seeing the reconstruction of building in other wards in only about 40% ward chief requested to extend it into other ward also.

11. Reconstruction app includes Google Earth so that easy to observe the status of reconstruction.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/02/06] [Last Updated: 2021/02/07]

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Recommendations (continuation)

12. Changing situation in traditional construction materials and new construction materials. Traditional roofing material thatch roof detent rain water and reduce flow speed while CGI sheet speedup flow of rainwater. Soil scouring in newly exposed surface increased due to CGI sheet roofing. Land slide vulnerability increased due to the reasons. This can be balance by using bio-engineering methods. Need to aware technical staffs on bioengineering and environmental control.

13. Intensive training enhanced seismic resistance of public residence. inclusion of seismic components in the area found very well. But workmanship of masons found not so improved. Certain deficiencies are observed in construction – in line and level of masonry, filling of vertical joints, avoid continuous vertical joints as such. ANS should give attention in workmanship improvement of grass level masons as well. Improvement in hand holding training required to improve.

14. Seemed three category of ANS. Those previously engaging as masons in previous has excellent performance. But, those who has started the responsibility without previous experience as masons and started the responsibility having training has lower performance rate. Require to enhance 3rd category ANS for handholding training.

15. Experience and knowledge shearing plays vital role in uniqueness in results. Found excellent solutions in raised problems in some sites, while found ingomerred same problems in other sites. Site specific problems have been announced in case studies. But this type of information shearing is not enough in such spread project. Recommended to conduct experience and knowledge sharing program among staffs at least in week interval.

16. Certain gap observed between building permit system and field engineer. Information in certain structure design concepts found not communicated to field engineers. Due to it, site engineers got problems to aware house owners on design requirements. Knowledge sharing should be improved among design group and field technical groups.

17. Non compliance building constructed with load bearing wall and surrounding by column and beam in Gandaki Gaupalika could be retrofitted as confined masonry wall system by inserting the reinforced concrete columns with shear keys connecting brick wall 

Based on the observation of the project activities and meetings and discussion with different stakeholders of project, it is recommended to continue the project with the above recommendations.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/02/07] [Last Updated: 2021/02/07]

Key Actions:

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

1 UN Plaza
DC1-20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org