Nepal and India have held the Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) meeting on post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Kathmandu on Thursday.
The meeting was co-chaired by Mr Anurag Srivastava, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and Mr Sushil Chandra Tiwari, Secretary, National Reconstruction Authority, Government of Nepal.
The meeting carried out a comprehensive review of the progress of the Government of India assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors in Nepal, the Embassy of India stated in a press release.
Both sides expressed satisfaction with the successful completion of 50,000 houses in the Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal, constructed under the Govt of 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.
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 Government of India-assisted post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Nepal.
The meeting was attended by representatives of concerned Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Government of Nepal, Officers, and officials of the Government of India, Consultants, and other stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the projects. The last JPMC meeting was held on 8th March 2020 in Kathmandu.