Bangladesh to begin the main phase of the construction of its first Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) this month with the first concrete to be poured on November, 30. The ceremony will witness the participation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, high-level official sources told Nuclear Asia.
“Bangladesh’s nuclear energy programme will reach a significant landmark as the first concrete will be poured on November, 30 for our first nuclear power plant at Rooppur. The First Concrete Pouring Day will mark the beginning of construction the nuclear power plant, a milepost in Bangladesh’s development history,” sources added.
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant will consist of two units powered by VVER-1200 nuclear reactors. Russia will be supplying the necessary equipment and nuclear fuel. The project management team and the RNPP operational and maintenance personnel will be trained by Moscow. Bangladesh has also signed two inter-governmental and inter-agency agreements with India under which the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) of India will provide training and consultancy services for the implementation of the RNPP project.