Nepal, India review progress of post-earthquake reconstruction projects

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

The meeting carried out a comprehensive review of the progress of India assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors in Nepal, said Indian Embassy in Kathmandu in a statement.

Both sides expressed satisfaction with the successful completion of 50,000 houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal, constructed under India’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, reads the statement.

The meeting was co-chaired by Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, of India and Sushil Chandra Tiwari, Secretary, National Reconstruction Authority. 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 the India-assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.