Nepali PM Set To Visit India From Aug 23:- According to media reports, Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has unveiled his plans to visit India for five days from August 23.
The Kathmandu Post reported on Wednesday, that to finalize the itinerary, agenda and the size of the delegation, the officials from both the countries were working on it. The report said, Deuba’s visit to India will center mainly on implementing the past accords that were signed during his earlier visits in 1996, 2002 and 2004 as the Prime Minister,
“We have received two clear instructions from the Prime Minister. Firstly, he is keen to implement the past agreements reached during his three visits to India,” two senior officials told the Post.
“While dwelling on the status of the India-funded projects, he also plans to discuss the issues, if any, that have impeded the projects,” said one official. “Secondly, the Prime Minister has told officials that there must be some concrete outcome from the visit.”
The official said, high on the agenda will be mostly the much-talked about Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project (PMP) as well as other energy and infrastructure related projects.
PMP is a bi-national hydropower project. Bordering Nepal and India, it is to be developed in Mahakali River.
Under integrated Mahakali Treaty signed between the two countries, the PMP development is covered. According to the treaty, equal sizes of underground power house will be constructed on each side of Mahakali river in India and Nepal.
For the early commencement of the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, both sides had called for a plan of action. But the detailed project report is yet to be completed, the daily said.
“Time has come for both sides to find out why there has not been desired progress on several understandings reached in the past,” said Dinesh Bhattarai, Foreign Relations Adviser to Deuba.
The Bodh Gaya in Bihar and Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh, will also be visited by Deuba.