The Ninth Meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held in Kathmandu today under the co-chairmanship of Foreign Secretary, Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal and Ambassador of India to Nepal H.E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra. The Meeting reviewed the progress of the projects being implemented under bilateral economic and development cooperation.
During the Meeting, discussions were held on 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.
Both sides underlined the need for the expeditious implementation of the bilateral projects. To this end, they 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 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.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
16 August 2021