Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism Reaffirms Commitment to Timely Project Implementation

12 April 2017

The Governments of India and Nepal held the Third Meeting of the Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism on 12 April 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to review progress made in economic and development cooperation projects between Nepal and India, in follow up to the second meeting held on 30 January 2017. Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal, and Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Nepal, co-chaired the Third Meeting.

The meeting discussed cross-border rail projects, integrated check posts, cross-border transmission lines, Arun III and Upper Karnali hydropower projects, Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, postal roads, line-of-credit projects, and reconstruction projects, highlighting importance of early project completion. Delegates of India and Nepal committed to provide the required facilities and address challenges during implementation.

Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal, and Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Nepal, co-chaired the Meeting.

The Fourth Meeting of the Oversight Mechanism will be held in Kathmandu in mid-June 2017.

The Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was established during Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's state visit to India in September 2016, to ensure that all ongoing bilateral economic and development projects are implemented within the set time frame.

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