Kathmandu, March 12
A meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Project Monitoring Committee was held here yesterday to review the progress of post-earthquake reconstruction in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors.
India is supporting reconstruction in these sectors with $250 million grant. The meeting was chaired Secretary of the National Reconstruction Authority Arjun Kumar Karki. The Indian delegation was led by Sudhakar Dalela, joint secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs of India. The 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 was made in the housing sector since the signing of sector specific MoU, according to a statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu today.
Discussions were also held on other three sectors namely education, health and cultural heritage. The Nepali side conveyed its appreciation for the Indian support for post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal. Both sides agreed to work together to expedite progress in implementation of reconstruction projects, according to the statement.
A version of this article appears in print on March 13, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.