Parliament on Wednesday passed the ‘Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Bill, 2017’ to update the version of the ‘Bangladesh Atomic Commission Order, 1973’ in Bangla.
Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafesh Osman moved the bill and it was passed by voice vote.
According to the new law, the Commission will be constituted with maximum four members, including a chairman having a science and technology background.
It will be headquartered in Dhaka while its branch can be opened any place of the country with prior government permission.
The Commission will work for the peaceful use of atomic power in the areas of food, agriculture, health, medicare, environment and industries.
It will also work for development of electronic machinery, design, technologies and useful appliance, and conduct educational programmes and service, implement nuclear projects and carry out research and development activities.