Fifteenth meeting of India-Nepal Joint Team of Experts (JTE) on Sapta Kosi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Sun Kosi Storage-cum-Diversion Scheme concluded recommending the extension of time of the Joint Project Office of Sapta Kosi Sun Kosi Investigation for a period of 30 months from 1st March, 2017.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, fifteenth Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Team of Experts (JTE) on Sapta Kosi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Sun Kosi Storage-cum-Diversion Scheme meeting reviewed progress made since the 14th meeting of JTF including, follow-up action on decisions taken on various items of 14th Meeting of JTE.
The meeting also reviewed progress made in the areas of environmental impact assessment studies, resettlement and rehabilitation plan, design flood studies, Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) studies, power potential studies,power system and power evacuation studies and drilling activities at the SaptaKosi High Dam site.
The meeting was held on 25-26, 2017 in Kathmandu. The meeting also discussed various administrative matters. The JTE decided to hold the next meeting in February 2018.
Nepalese team was led by Nabin Raj Singh, Director General, Department of Electricity Development, Government of Nepal and the Indian Team was led by Pradeep Kumar, Member (River Management), Central Water commission, Government of India.