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Nepal, India review progress of reconstruction projects

Kathmandu, September 30: Nepal and India on Thursday held a Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) meeting on post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Kathmandu.

The meeting was co-chaired by Secretary at the National Reconstruction Authority (Government of Nepal) Sushil Chandra Tiwari and Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India), Anurag Srivastava.

The JPMC Mechanism was set up in August 2017 to monitor the progress of the Government of India-assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal. The last JPMC meeting was held on 8th March 2020 in Kathmandu.

The meeting was attended by representatives of relevant ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Nepal, Officers and officials of the Government of India, Consultants and other stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the projects.

According to a press statement issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, the meeting carried out a comprehensive review of the progress of Government of India assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors in Nepal. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the successful completion of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal, constructed under the Government of India’s assistance in the housing sector.

Similarly, both sides also noted with appreciation the progress achieved in reconstruction projects being undertaken under education, cultural heritage and health sectors in Nepal. The co-chairs agreed to hold the next meeting of the JPMC on a mutually-convenient date.

From myrepublica.com – September 30, 2021

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