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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019


The Indian Government is looking at both boosting the indigenous production of Uranium and its import to keep up the operation of nuclear reactors at their rated power. India, as per the vision laid down by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), intends to achieve a ten-fold increase in indigenous Uranium production by 2031-2032. The Indian nuclear programme has faced a nuclear fuel constraint due to international sanctions on nuclear... »
Bangladesh’s premier medical institute the National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (NINMAS) is going to set up its own Cyclotron department to bolster its nuclear technology-based cancer diagnosis services. The Cyclotron department will be equipped with the Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scan system. Once finished the patients will not need to go abroad to detect diseases like cancer. Director of NINMAS Nurun Nahar told Nuclear Asia: “Nuclear... »
The Bangladesh Government is preparing a new list of farmers affected by the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, who will be eligible to receive compensation. The government has already allocated 28 crore Taka (USD 3 million) for the same and the earlier list of 775 farmers has been set aside. Sources in the Pabna District Administration told Nuclear Asia that it has already ordered the Upazilla Nirbahi Officer (UNO, Officer responsible... »
Radioactive atoms and radiation have been around well ahead of the origin of life on our planet. All substances contain radioactive isotopes that appeared, presumably, at the time of the formation of the Earth. Studying the distribution of natural radioactive nuclides in the environment makes it possible to understand some certain processes that are hardly approachable otherwise. Atom 100 Million BC, or what the radioisotope dating method is all about... »
Bangladesh has started the payment process for setting up its first nuclear power plant at Rooppur and has opened a Letter of Credit worth USD 11.38 for the same. The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has opened this Letter of Credit and it would cover import of different equipment, services and expertise for the plant from Russia. A letter of credit is a letter from a bank guaranteeing that a... »
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has signed an agreement with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) to extend technical support for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), Minister of State of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha. Singh said in a written reply that the DAE has signed... »
The Bangladesh Government is going to set up eight new branches of the elite Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) across the country to make the state-of-the-art nuclear medicine technologies accessible to the masses at a low cost. The hospitals will have nuclear medicine diagnostic and treatment services for diseases like cancer and diagnose diseases of thyroid, brain, bone, heart, breast, lung, heart, kidney and so on. The... »
As Bangladesh is celebrating the pouring of First Concrete for nuclear power plant at Rooppur, energy experts in the country call for setting up laboratories and facilities for nuclear research and expanding its scope. Former Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission M Ali Zulquarnain advised that nuclear power plants are sensitive sites and hence, not appropriate for conducting formal research. “Power plants are built to generate power, it is not... »
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant’s generation units in Bangladesh will be based on VVER-1200 Russia reactors of the 3+ generation technology. The innovative power generation units have improved technical and economic parameters that ensure absolute safety of the operation and fully meet the post-Fukushima standards of the IAEA. The VVER-1200 is the most powerful reactor in Russia and it has three key advantages: it shows high-performance, it is durable and... »
The process of becoming a nuclear nation has started for Bangladesh as the Prime Minister has inaugurated the core construction process of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant on 30th November. Once fully implemented, Bangladesh will be the 32nd nuclear nation in the world and third in the South-Asia. This has brought us a step closer to become a middle-income country. While inaugurating the construction of the plant Prime Minister Sheikh... »