Bangladesh signed a ‘nuclear fuel support contract deal’ with Russia to ensure fuel supply for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). According to the deal, Russia will be supplying Uranium as fuel for the whole lifetime of RNPP.
The deal signing ceremony took place on today at the Science and Technology ministry situated in the capital.
However, the signed deal has only ensured the supply of nuclear fuel from Russia; the price of the fuel and other related matters will be finalized in other latter commercial deal/s.
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission member Imtiaz Kamal and Russian Rusatom Overseas vice president Nikita Mezin signed the deal on behalf of their respective sides.
Science Minister Yafes Osman said that, the nuclear power plant of Rooppur will start its operation from the expected timeline of 2023-24 as the pace of the ongoing construction is satisfactory.
RNPP project director Dr. Shoukat Akbar said that, still there is time to start buying fuels for the power plant and the RNPP will require fuel once the entire construction is finished.
The government is implementing the RNPP having two units which will have a combined installed capacity of 2,400 MW in Rooppur, Pabna.