Ninth Meeting of the Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism
16 August 2021
The Governments of India and Nepal held the Ninth Meeting of the Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism on 16 August 2021. The meeting reviewed the progress of projects being implemented under bilateral cooperation. Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal, Foreign Secretary of the Government of Nepal, and Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to Nepal, co-chaired the meeting.
- Discussions were held on the status of implementation of ongoing projects under Nepal-India bilateral cooperation. These projects include cross-border railways, hydropower projects such as the Arun-III hydropower project and the Pancheshwar multipurpose project, power and transmission lines, integrated check posts, terai roads, High Impact Community Development Projects, post-earthquake reconstruction, agriculture and cultural heritage, among others.
- Both delegations underlined the need to expeditiously implement the bilateral projects. They agreed to take necessary measures to address problems and obstacles in implementation in a timely manner.
The delegation from Nepal included officials of agencies responsible for the implementation of bilateral projects. India's delegation included officials of the Embassy of India in Kathmandu, and implementing agencies of ongoing projects.
The Eight Meeting of the Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was held virtually in August 2020. The Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was set up following 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 timely completion.