Pakistan, India to inspect Kashmir water projects

Pakistan and India have agreed to allow their experts to inspect two major water projects in the Kashmir region over which the two countries have sparred.

Pakistan, India to inspect Kashmir water projects
Pakistan and India have agreed to allow their experts to inspect two major water projects in the Kashmir region over which the two countries have sparred, Times of India reported.

The decision to allow the inspection of the Baglihar dam in Jammu and Kashmir and the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistani Kashmir was made at a meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission of the two countries.

The decision was announced by Pakistan's Indus Waters Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah and India's Indus Waters Commissioner G Ranganathan at a joint press conference after the first round of the four-day talks on Saturday.

They said India had assured Pakistan that the Baghliar dam is being built in accordance with the recommendations of a World Bank-appointed neutral expert.

A Pakistani delegation will visit India in September to inspect the dam.

Ranganathan said Pakistan and India had signed an agreement to exchange information and data regarding monsoon activity and floods.

"Both sides have also endorsed the one-year performance reports of the Indus Waters Commissions of the two sides which will be presented to both the governments on June 1," he said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Haziran 2008, 11:54
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