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Dhaka Saturday,  Oct 20, 2018


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation YuryIvanovich Borisov on Saturday jointly inaugurated the construction of the second reactor unit of Rooppur nuclear power plant here. Both the leaders poured concrete at a programme here on the occasion of the first concrete pouring of the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The construction of the first reactor unit began on November 30, 2017. Currently the... »
The second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) has got the license. Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) has given the license on Sunday. The license was formally handed over at a ceremony at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city. Professor Dr. Naiyyum Choudhury, the chairman of BAERA has said that, all the required assessment is done. The license is given after a successful completion of all... »
The license for the construction of the second unit of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is likely to come through by the end of June. Presently, the verification process for the related documents and other routine standard checking is going on. Once these processes are over, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) will grant the license. “The Regulatory Authorities are reviewing the whole matter. If all goes right, the... »
Bangladesh is undertaking a project to lay a new railway line and is modernizing the rail line between Ishwardi and its first nuclear power plant that is under construction at Rooppur in Pabna district. The project entails 26.52 km-long rail line. Out of this 9 km line will be constructed afresh and the rest 17.52 km existing line will be converted into dual-gauge rail-line. Member of the Socio-economic Infrastructure of... »
Russia and China have signed the biggest package of contracts in the history of the two countries’ nuclear partnership recently in Beijing. The signing ceremony was attended by Russian president Vladimir Putin and President of People’s Republic of China president Xi Jinping. Among the deals two were on construction of 4 new units – two at the greenfield site of Xudabao and two at Tianwan (units 7 and 8). All... »
A part of the Line of Credit extended by India will be used to build transmission infrastructure around Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. India is presently awaiting a draft proposal from Bangladesh. India had signed third and largest ever line of credit agreement worth USD 4.5 billion with Bangladesh in 2017. A Ministry of External Affairs official told Nuclear Asia: “The exact amount from the Line of Credit that will be... »
The Bangladesh’s Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved a total of 10 proposals, including one to appoint Russian state regulatory Rostekhnadzor as security and supervision consultant of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project. The committee gave the approval to the proposals at a meeting with finance minister AMA Muhith in the chair. As per the proposal placed by the Science and Technology Ministry, Rostekhnadzor, the Russian Federal Service... »
Russia and Jordan have decided to intensify and step up their cooperation in the field of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). An Agreement has already been signed between Jordan Atomic Energy Commission and Rosatom Overseas to conduct a joint feasibility study for a Russian-designed SMR construction in Jordan in the backdrop of changing situation in the Jordanian energy market. “We have been cooperating with Rosatom for many years, and we are... »
In recognition of the importance of public outreach in nuclear power development, state-run Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) on Monday won the top award in the public communication category from the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom at its 10th Atomexpo international conference here. NPCIL won the award for its “Atom on Wheels” campaign started in 2016 to spread awareness in rural areas about the benefits of nuclear energy... »
Riding on the important success achieved by Bangladesh economy as it walked into the ‘Developing Country’ category, the country is now outlining the course of its new development stage by focusing on power generation through nuclear energy. The country’s Secretary of the Science and Technology Ministry Anwar Hossain spoke to Nuclear Asia about how the government intends to augment the Bangladesh’s power generation capacity and deal with the issues of... »