The ninth meeting of Nepal-IndiaOversight Mechanism on Monday accessed the the status of implementation of all on-going projects,including terai roads, cross-border railways, Arun-III hydropower project, petroleum products pipelines, Pancheshwar multipurpose project, post-earthquake reconstruction, irrigation, power and transmission lines, construction of Nepal Police Academy, integrated check posts, Ramayana circuit, HICDPs, motorable bridges over Mahakali River, agriculture and cultural heritage, among others.
The meeting held in Kathmandu under the co-chairmanship of Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal and Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra also reviewed the progress of the projects being implemented under bilateral economic and development cooperation. During the Meeting, both sides underlined the need for the expeditious implementation of the bilateral projects.
They also agreed to take necessary measures to timely address problems and obstacles in the course of implementation. The Nepali delegation included officials of the agencies responsible for the implementation of the respective projects while Indian delegation included officials of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu and project implementing agencies.
The Nepal-IndiaOversight Mechanism was set up in September 2016 to oversee the implementation of bilateral projects and take necessary steps for their completion in time. The Tenth meeting of the mechanism will take place on a mutually convenient date.