The 12th Meeting of China-India Expert Level Mechanism on Trans-Border Rivers was held in India
2019/06/20

The 12th Meeting of China-India Expert Level Mechanism on Trans-Border Rivers (hereinafter referred as “ELM”) was held in Ahmedabad, India from June 12th to 13th, 2019. The Chinese delegation is led by Mr. Yu Xingjun, Consul (Director General level) of the Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology, Ministry of Water Resources of China, and head of the Chinese team of ELM. The Indian delegation is led by Mr. T.S. Mehra, Commissioner (Brahmaputra&Barak) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation of India, and head of the Indian team of ELM.

The meeting was held in a warm, friendly and pragmatic atmosphere. The two sides exchanged views on the overall situation of trans-border rivers cooperation between China and India since the 11th meeting of ELM and the utilization of flood-season hydrological data provided by the Chinese side to the Indian side, introduced the development and utilization of hydropower resources of the Yaluzangbu/Brahmaputra River, and shared experience in hydrological monitoring, flood forecasting and flood control and management. The two sides signed the meeting minutes and the implementation plan upon provision of hydrological information of the Yaluzangbu/Brahmaputra River in flood season by China to India.

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