Kathmandu, July 11: Reviewing the status of implementation of all on-going bilateral projects and ensuring it’s early completion further, the seventh meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism held in Kathmandu successfully decided the progress path of the projects reciprocal cooperation.
The meeting being co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, it reviewed the status of on-going projects between Nepal and India in the areas of cross-border rails, petroleum pipelines, roads, integrated check posts, bridges, energy, irrigation, inundation, agriculture and post-earthquake reconstruction, among others.
Both sides meanwhile agreed to address the problems and obstacles for the smooth implementation of the projects. They also agreed to expedite works in order for early completion of the projects.
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.