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QUESTION NO.664 INTEGRATED CHECK POST ON NEPAL BORDER

February 08, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.664
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2018

INTEGRATED CHECK POST ON NEPAL BORDER

664. SHRI MAHENDRA SINGH MAHRA:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the ministry has initiated a dialogue with Nepal to facilitate cooperation in providing infrastructural support, if so, the details thereof;




ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V.K.SINGH (RETD)]

(a) Ministry has been discussing with Nepali authorities, matters concerning cooperation in creating infrastructural support at various bilateral meetings.

(b) Project milestones are being tracked through constant monitoring, coordination and review with all concerned.

(c) Regular meetings at bilateral level, including Project Steering Committee, Oversight Mechanism have been held to review progress in implementation and to address relevant issues.

(d) While the new ICPs are being developed, trade between India and Nepal has been taking place normally through the existing routes.

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