October 1: Nepal and India held the Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) meeting on post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Kathmandu on Thursday.
The meeting was co-chaired by Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North) under the Ministry of External Affairs of India and Nepal’s National Reconstruction Authority’s Secretary Sushil Chandra Tiwari.
The meeting carried out a comprehensive review of the progress of post-earthquake reconstruction projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors in Nepal assisted by the Indian government, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of India.
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 to 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.
The JPMC Mechanism was set up in August 2017 to monitor the progress of India-assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.
The meeting was attended by representatives of concerned ministries, departments and agencies of the Government of Nepal, as well as officials of the Government of India, consultants and other stakeholders engaged in implementation of the projects. The last JPMC meeting was held on 8th March 2020 in Kathmandu. -- RSS