Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project is given separate conditional licences for the design and construction of the power plant from Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA).
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has received the conditional licence from BAERA as a supportive part of the inauguration of First Concrete Pouring (FCP) program of the main construction of RNPP.
The licence was handed over to Dr. Dilip Kumar, the chairman of BAEC by Dr Naiyyum Choudhury, the chairman of BAERA in a program arranged at the Hotel Sonargaon in the city on today.
The BAEC has been implementing the 2,400 RNPP project at a cost of $12.65 billion. Russian nuclear agency Rosatom is working as its contractor. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the main phase construction on November 30th this year.
A set of conditions are set by the BAERA authority as targets which includes some safety and environmental, Quality of Service and efficiency standards in building the power plant. These targets must need to be met. Sources claimed that, the final licence will be given to BAEC in the next March once it manages to reach the target.
Dr Naiyyum Choudhury presided over the program while Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman was the chief guest. Abul Kalam Azad, chief coordinator for SDG affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office, and BAEC Chairman Dilip Kumar Saha, among others, spoke at the ceremony.