Press Release on the Eighth Meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism

Press Release

The Eighth Meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held in Kathmandu through Video Conferencing today under the co-chairmanship of Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi and Ambassador of India to Nepal H.E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra. The meeting made a thorough review of the implementation of the projects under bilateral cooperation.

During the meeting, discussions were held on the status of implementation of the on-going projects under Nepal-India bilateral cooperation covering 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.

Both sides underlined the need for the expeditious implementation of the bilateral projects. In that connection, they agreed to undertake necessary measures to timely address problems and obstacles in the course of implementation.

The Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was set up after the State Visit to India by the Prime Minister of Nepal in September 2016 to oversee the implementation of bilateral projects and take necessary steps for their completion in time.

The Ninth Meeting of the Mechanism will take place on a mutually convenient date.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government of Nepal

17 August 2020