Nepal and India hold JPMC meet to review progress of post-quake reconstruction projects

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Kathmandu, October 1: India and Nepal have held the Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) meeting on post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Kathmandu.

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

Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs(MEA), India, attending the JPMC meeting in Kathmandu.

Representatives of Ministries, departments and agencies of Government of Nepal (GoN) concerned, officers and officials of the Government of India (GoI), consultants and other stakeholders engaged in implementation of the projects also were present at the meeting.

Sushil Chandra Tiwari, Secretary, National Reconstruction Authority(NRA), attending the JPMC meeting in Kathmandu.

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

The meeting carried out a comprehensive review of the progress of GoI 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 GoI’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.

 

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