Nepal-India meet on water resources kicks off
The seventh meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Committee on Water Resources kicked off in the capital on Thursday.
The two-day meeting will dwell on the implementation of the projects including import of additional electricity from India, Nepal-India Power Purchase Agreement, building of cross border transmission line and import of additional power from India.
These projects were agreed by the sixth meeting held in New Delhi, India, two years ago.
The meeting will also review the progress of the implementation of Mahakali Treaty, Pancheswor Multipurpose Project, establishment of Pancheswor Development Authority, Tanakpur-Mahendranagar link road, flow of water for irrigation in Nepal from the Chandani-Dodhara area, Sunkoshi Diversion and Storage Plan, Saptakoshi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Gandak Project, RSS quoted spokesperson at the Energy Ministry Sriranjan Lakoul as saying.
Similarly, the agenda of the meeting will also be the West Rapti Multi-Purpose Project called Naumure, and report of the Mechi River Survey on Mechi River embankment, bilateral committee activities under the joint committee and water and water borne disaster control, he added.
Additionally, the meeting will deal with the issues regarding flood forecasting of Nepal's rivers, progress review of the joint ministerial commission on water resources, construction of new inter-link transmission line, Katai-Kusaha and Raxaul-Parwanipur 132 kV transmission line and 400 kV Mujaffarpur-Dhalkebar Double Circuit. Nepalnews.com