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Bagaha : The two-day meeting of Indo-Nepal border flood control engineers concluded on February 22, 2017. The meeting of engineers of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Nepal was  held at Valmikinagar Gandak Guest house on Indo-Nepal border in West Champaran district in North Bihar.

They discussed maintenance works to be done at Nepal `A'and `B’ gap protection bunds, Dhobaha ghat, and western main Gandak canal which originates from Gandak barrage in Nepal side. The engineers of UP and Bihar, who work in Nepal territory, find it difficult to work under Nepal benefit scheme as Nepalese have encroached on bunds and also canal side. Indian engineers urged their Nepali counterparts to co-operate with them in removing encroachments. The meeting amicably decided to take up every point raised by Indian engineers.

It is learnt that `A' and `B’ gap bund falling under Nepal territory, where protection work on the right bank of river Gandak was done by UP government engineers and Western main Gandak canal maintenance work was completed by Bihar government engineers participated at the bilateral meet.

They included Chief Engineer, Flood Control Wing, Water Resources department,  Bihar, Kailu Sardar, Superintending engineer, Head works circle, Valmikinagar, Abhay Narain, Executive engineer Gandak barrage Jamil Ahmad. Executive engineer western Main Gandak canal, Valmikinagar, Ramendra Kumar Singh, Superintending Engineer, Gorakhpur, R D Yadav and Superintending engineer, Maharajganj, UP, Birendar Kumar besides Nepalese liaison officer Kathmandu Arun Kumar Sinha, Deputy director, irrigation, Kathamandu Ashok Singh, and Chief engineer ( Gandak) irrigation Gajendra Prasad.

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