- Traveled to New Delhi to discuss with Vinay Mohan Kwatra
- Various aspects of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project will be discussed on the first two days of the meeting.
- Embankment construction and river management are some of the issues
INDIA-NEPAL RELATION: Top officials of India and Nepal began a three-day meeting on Wednesday to discuss issues related to the much-awaited Pancheshwar multi-purpose project and other bilateral issues related to water resources. Official sources said here that during the three-day secretary-level meeting of the Joint Commission on Water Resources (JCWR), the two neighboring countries will discuss various issues related to water resources.
Entire aspects of Nepal-India cooperation will be discussed
Water Resources Ministry spokesperson Madhu Prasad Betuwal said that during the three-day meeting of the Joint Commission on Water Resources (JCWR) secretary level, the two neighboring countries will discuss various issues related to water resources between the Kosi, Gandak, Mahakali and Saptakoshi high dams. Betuwal further said that entire aspects of Nepal-India cooperation on water resources and their use will be discussed in this meeting.
He said that implementation of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, water logging in border areas, embankment construction and river management are some of the issues which will be discussed in this meeting. The meeting was led by Shishir Koirala, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation from the Nepal side and MK Srinivas, Chairman, Ganga Flood Control Commission from the Indian side.
There was talk about irrigation project in Dodhara- Chandni
Various aspects of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project will be discussed on the first two days of the Joint Secretary level Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting. Officials said the third day’s meeting will support the agenda approved by the JSC meetings. Madhu Prasad Betuwal said that the proposed project, the way forward for the construction of the Saptakoshi high dam and the irrigation project at Dodhara-Chandni would be discussed in the bilateral meeting.
Recently the Foreign Secretary of Nepal had come to Delhi
Last week, Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal traveled to New Delhi to hold discussions with his Indian counterpart Vinay Mohan Kwatra. During the visit, which took place from 13 to 14 September, the two Foreign Secretaries discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries on trade, transit, connectivity, infrastructure, energy sector, irrigation, agriculture, investment, development cooperation, health sector cooperation, culture and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The wide scope of bilateral relations such as relations at the level was discussed.