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Nepal, India agree to expedite the progress of bilateral projects

The seventh meeting of Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism held in Kathmandu  reviewed the progress of bilateral projects, and agreed to expedite works by overcoming obstacles.

The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, and Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri reviewed the status of implementation of all ongoing bilateral projects such as cross-border railways, petroleum pipelines, roads, integrated check posts, bridges, energy, irrigation, inundation, agriculture, post-earthquake reconstruction, among others.

Both sides agreed to address the problems and overcome obstacles to ensure smooth implementation of the projects. They also agreed to expedite the works to complete the projects on time, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism was set up after the state visit to India by the prime minister of Nepal in September 2016 to oversee the implementation of bilateral projects.

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