Bangladesh okays proposal to construct $12.65 nuclear power plant

December 24, 2015 OPINION/NEWS

By

Sheuli Akter

Bangladesh has given approval to a proposal for a 2400-megawatt nuclear power project at a cost of $12.65 billion.

The country’s cabinet committee on purchasing with the Finance Minister in the chair okayed the country’s biggest power plant proposal on Wednesday.

The proposed nuclear power plant will be constructed at Rooppur in the country’s Pabna district, 216 km west of the capital Dhaka.

Officials say it is part of the government’s vision to produce 20,000 megawatts of power by 2021.

In this connection, Bangladesh and Russia recently signed an initial agreement of general contract for construction and commission of the proposed Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

The deal was initiated here on December 15  between Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Atomstroyexport, a contractor appointed by the Russian state atomic corporation Rosatom.

 

 

 

 

Sheuli Akter

Sheuli Akter, from Bangladesh, is a Special Correspondent and Editor of NsNewsWire, (Bangladesh’s First Press Newswire).  Previously she had worked for Bangladesh’ top news agency, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and top newspaper (now defunct) The Bangladesh Observer. She also gained an honourable mention in the first ever World Media Summit WMS Awards for ‘Exemplary News Professionals in Developing Countries’, receiving the award in Beijing in January 2015.

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