KATHMANDU, June 25 (Nepal Foreign Affairs)–The third meeting of Nepal–India Boundary Working Group (BWG) concluded in Kathmandu on Saturday.
The BWG meeting reviewed reports submitted before it by the SOC meetings and Joint Field Survey Teams (FST), and appreciated the progress made on the ongoing boundary works carried out at Nepal–India border, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.
The three-day meeting also finalized the target and schedule for the next field season which is expected to start in November 2016. The meeting decided to finish the backlogged tasks from previous field seasons.
“The meeting approved internationally accepted positioning system using Nepal–India Boundary Global Navigation Satellite System (NIB GNSS) for Nepal–India boundary pillars,” read the press release.
Both the delegations had reaffirmed the importance of effective boundary management.
“In this context, they emphasized the importance of making local authorities and people living along the border aware of the field works being conducted by joint field teams,” the statement added.
The meeting concluded with the signing of agreed minutes. The two sides also agreed to hold meetings of SOC in September 2016 and the next BWG in August 2017 in India.
During the meeting, the Nepalese delegation was led by Mr. Krishna Raj B.C., Director General of the Survey Department while the Indian Delegation was led by Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India.
The meeting was preceded by the 4th meeting of Survey Officials’ Committee (SOC) in Kathmandu from 20 to 22 June 2016.