Deep decarbonization – it’s so easy to say, and yet it is going to be so difficult to achieve.
In a telephone interview last week, Nuclear Asia spoke with the Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria and the country’s Permanent Representative to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Muhammad Abdul Muhith, on how international cooperation in developing countries, including Bangladesh, can play an important role in the safe and sustainable use of nuclear technology.
Nowadays each country interested in using nuclear power, makes the decision to build its first nuclear power plant taking into account numerous factors.
Russia and Bangladesh have joined hands to implement Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. Now, Russian Universities are awaiting Bangladeshi students who will be studying various subjects related to nuclear energy.
Farmers in India have joined hands with scientists to improve soil fertility and increase agricultural production with the help of nuclear techniques.
Building up on its capability to operate over 20 nuclear reactors for half a century now, India is progressing towards its own 700 MW Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) – which is slated for a trial run soon and is expected to go critical later this year.
Professor & Head of Nuclear Medicine Department of India’s premier institutions All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) CS Bal spoke to the Nuclear Asia about the progress of nuclear medicine in India and the challenges like shortage of manpower that contains the field from attaining its full potential.
The ceremony of first concrete pouring into the reactor building of the Bangladesh’s maiden Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will take place on November 30.
The nuclear power sector in India is picking up speed but it is still far from replacing coal as the major source of power.