India’s Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) will prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Pancheshwor. The second meeting of Pacheswor Development Committee which was held in Indian capital New Delhi, decided to award the task to WAPCOS which is asked to prepare the DPR within six months.
WAPCOS, which is an undertaking of the Indian government, tabled the assessment of DPRs prepared separately carried by India and Nepal in the meeting.
Energy secretary Rajendra Kishore Kshatri and Indian water resources secretary Alok Rawat co-chaired the meeting. It also decided to appoint staff for the joint office in Kanchanpur within three months and finalize the qualifications for CEO and Additional CEO of the authority.
The meeting also decided to allow the Nepali side to appoint the CEO and the Indian side to appoint the Additional CEO.
“The meeting took a decision to finalize qualifications and remunerations of eight executives of the authority, including CEO and additional CEO, in the near future,”said Keshav Dhwaj Adhikari, joint secretary at the Energy Ministry, after returning to Kathmandu.
“India will propose the qualifications and their remunerations and we will finalize it through correspondence,” added Adhikari. The next meeting of the authority will be held in Nepal. But the dates have not been finalized.