India permitted to construct Kishanganga, Ratle projects: World Bank
WASHINGTON: Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is authorized to build hydroelectric power stations on the tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with some restrictions, the World Bank said.
Pakistan opposes construction of Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric plants built by India, said in an information sheet released yesterday afternoon Secretary of negotiations between the two countries on the Indus Water Treaty TVN).
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 information sheet, noting that discussions in the secretary between India And Pakistan on technical issues TVN conducted 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”.