Bangladesh recently entered the elite club of countries that have tamed the power of the atom to generated nuclear energy to boost its economic growth.
The Units 1 and 2 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) have jointly generated 22,800 million units ever since the reactors supplied by Russia started functioning, its Site Director, D.
Bangladesh’s power transmission capacity has increased by about 3500 MW in last one year with five new grid substations were built and 386 circuit kilometer transmission lines were constructed.
After the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), India notched up another success as it was made a member of the Australia Group, the third of the four key global export control regimes that will help pave the way for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group.
Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government’s future plan is to generate 24,000 MW power by 2021 and 60,000 MW by 2041.
Even as China’s opposition has scuttled India’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), 2017 did end for Indian Nuclear Programme with a bang as the country became the 42nd member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a global export control regime.
Industry association CII has asked the government for inclusion of oil and natural gas in the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime at the earliest.