Training in heavy engineering began on Wednesday at the Common Engineering Facility Centre set up jointly by Atomenergomash, the machine-building division of Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, and India’s state-run Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), a official release here.
Hindustan Construction Corporation (HCC) on Wednesday announced that its joint venture (JV) with with MAX Group of Bangladesh has won a $110 million (Rs 737 crore) contract from Russia for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
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.
India is known to have been taking giant strides in improving its power shared generated through nuclear reactors, but the country has also deployed nuclear technology in non-power applications on a large scale – both for industrial and societal purpose.
A part of the Line of Credit extended by India will be used to build transmission infrastructure around Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
Pakistan nuclear experts have emphasised on small modular reactors (SMRs) as a ‘sensible way’ ahead for the country to meet demands of its power starved population.
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.