India permitted to construct Kishanganga, Ratle projects: World Bank
WASHINGTON: India is authorized to build hydroelectric power plants on the tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with some restrictions under the 1960 Inland Treaty (TVN), the World Bank said.
Comments from the World Bank came as Indian officials. Pakistan concluded negotiations on the secretariat on inland navigation.
Pakistan opposes construction of Kishanganga hydroelectric power stations (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts), built by India in Jammu and Kashmir, said the global lender in a fact sheet published yesterday.
Given that the two countries disagree as to whether the engineering design features of two hydroelectric power plants violate the treaty, the World Bank said that inland waterway transport designates these two rivers as well as the Indo as “western rivers” That Pakistan has unlimited use.
“Among other uses, India is allowed to build hydroelectric power stations in rivers subject to the restrictions specified in the treaty annexes,” the Bank said in its background document.
He said the talks on IWT technical issues were held this week “in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation.”
The parties agreed to continue discussions and reconvene in September in Washington DC, said it was in a separate state.
In the long story, the World Bank has said that Pakistan was asked to facilitate the establishment of an Arbitration Court to discuss its concerns about the designs of the two hydroelectric projects.
On the other hand, India had requested the appointment of a neutral expert to examine the problems, saying that concerns raised by Pakistan “technical”.
TVN was signed in 1960+, after nine years of negotiations between India and Pakistan with the help of the World Bank, which is also a signatory.
The role of the World Bank in relation to “differences” and “disputes” is limited to the designation of persons to fill certain functions when requested by one or both parties, informational shows.
Earlier, in a letter dated July 25, the World Bank had secured the Indian ambassador to the United States. Navtej Sarna, “the neutrality and impartiality of continuing to help parties in and out of court.
The two countries have held discussions on the two projects in March this year at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Indus (PIC) in Pakistan.
Pakistan approached the World Bank last year, raising concerns about the projects of two hydroelectric projects located in Jammu and Kashmir.
He demanded that the World Bank, the mediator between the two countries as part of the water distribution pact, 57, has set up an arbitration tribunal to investigate their concerns +.
In November 2016, the international lender has launched two simultaneous processes for the appointment of a neutral expert and the establishment of an arbitration tribunal to examine the technical differences between the two countries in the framework of the projects.