PM URGES RUSSIA TO SPEED UP NUCLEAR PLANT IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS


PM URGES RUSSIA TO SPEED UP NUCLEAR PLANT IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS

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Ittefaq Report

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the Russian government to speed up the implementation process of the Rooppur nuclear power plant project at Ishwardi in Pabna.

The Prime Minister made the request when Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander A Nikolaev made a courtesy call on her at her office.

PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri briefed reporters after the meeting.

During the meeting, the Russian envoy handed over a letter of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Sheikh Hasina.

In the letter, the Russian Prime Minister said, “I would like to note the dynamic development of traditionally friendly relations between Russia and Bangladesh has recently reached a new qualitative level.”

The letter also reads, “Owing to active cooperation between the two governments, large-scale projects are being implemented in Bangladesh in the spheres of natural gas production and supply, agriculture as well as conventional and nuclear power.”

Sheikh Hasina also extended greetings to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev through the Russian envoy.

Alexander A Nikolaev said Bangladesh has gained various socio-economic achievements over the last six years under the dynamic and able leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh earlier signed a deal with Russia’s state-owned nuclear giant Rosatom to construct the nuclear plant in the country’s northwest region.

Russia will provide all assistance under the agreement for setting up the plant, including providing the fuel and taking back the used fuel.

Some 262 acres of land have been acquired to set up two units with a capacity of 2,000 MW. Each of these units is expected to cost $1.5 to $2 billion.

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MAY 13, 2015 

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