Nepal-India Survey Officials' 6th meeting concludes

KATHMANDU: The sixth meeting of the Nepal-India Survey Officials' Committee concluded in Kathmandu on Friday.

The meeting reviewed the survey works carried out along the Nepal-India border and the progress and achievements following the formation of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) in 2014 for the survey of the border.

Of the total 8,553 border pillars erected along the no man's land between Nepal and India, only 4,060 pillars have been inspected according to Survey Department of Nepal. Of them 1,470 were repaired while 603 new border pillars were built in the places of dilapidated ones or missing ones, the Department further informed.

The three-day meeting had begun on January 21. Deputy-Director General of Survey Department Sureshman Sherestha headed the Nepali team in the meeting.

The next meeting has been scheduled for September following the BWG's meeting in August in India.