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India and Nepal review progress of post-earthquake reconstruction projects

Posted on: March 12, 2019 | Back | Print

The meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Project Monitoring Committee to review the progress of post-earthquake reconstruction of projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors was held on 11 March, 2019 in Kathmandu. India is supporting reconstruction in these sectors with US $ 250 million grant.

2.       The meeting was chaired         by Mr. Arjun Kumar Karki, Secretary, National Reconstruction Authority, Government of Nepal. The Indian delegation was led by Mr. Sudhakar Dalela, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

3.       UNDP and UNOPS, the Socio-Technical Facilitation Consultants in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts respectively, gave a presentation on the progress of reconstruction as well as facilitation being extended to GoI supported housing beneficiaries in the two districts. Both sides agreed that through their combined efforts considerable progress has been made in the housing sector since the signing of sector specific MoU.


4.       Discussions were also held on other three sectors namely Education, Health and Cultural Heritage. The two sides agreed to take steps to expedite progress in all sectors.


5.       The Nepali side conveyed its appreciation for the support of the Government of India for post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal. Both sides agreed to work together to expedite progress in implementation of reconstruction projects.


6.       The next JPMC meeting would be held on a mutually convenient date.



11 March 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal