Nepal, India holding 9th JCWR meeting on Wednesday, talks to focus on water related issues including Pancheshwar Project

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KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal and India have scheduled the 9th meeting of the Secretary-level Joint Commission on Water Resources (JCWR) in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI), the three-day JCWR meeting will discuss the issues related to the long-awaited Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project and other water related bilateral issues.

The first two days of the meeting of the Joint-secretary level Joint Steering Committee (JSC) will discuss the various aspects of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project. The meeting on the third day will endorse the agendas approved by the JSC meetings.

According to Madhu Prasad Bhetuwal, Spokesperson at the MoEWRI, the bilateral talks look for ways forward for the construction of the proposed project, high dam of Sapta Koshi and irrigation in Dodhara-Chandani, among others.

Nepal has long been putting forth its concern before India to receive certain water supply from the Mahakali River. However, the previous round of talks ended inconclusive.

 

Source : Republica