DHAKA, Oct 11, 2021 (BSS): Bangladeshi Premier Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought Russian support and cooperation for setting up another nuclear power plant in the country’s southern region, the state run media reported.
“We want to install another nuclear power plant in the country’s southern region and continuous Russian support is needed in this regard,” she said.
Hasina met the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM’s Director General Alexey Likhachev, at her official residence Ganabhaban on Monday.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen about the outcome of the meeting.
Bangladesh is setting up its first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Pabna with the technical and financial support of Russia. Russian State Atomic Engergy Corporation, ROSATOM is providing this support.
Laying utmost emphasis on the security issues, the Bangladeshi premier urged the ROSATOM director general to train up local people so they can run the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).
Alexey Likhachev said cooperation between Bangladesh and Russia stepped into atomic-sphere and Bangladesh will become a country enriched with nuclear energy and power by 2023.
He said his country will train up Bangladeshi people to operate the RNPP, adding their cooperation to Bangladesh’s power sector will continue.
He also praised the local workforce as over 20,000 persons including engineers, technicians and others are working in the RNPP who are making remarkable contribution.