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The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Rooppur nuclear reactor today

Md Magem Ali
October 9, 2021 10:45 am
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Special Correspondent Ishwardi Pabna.
The reactor or nuclear reactor pressure vessel of the first unit of the nuclear power plant is sitting at the dream Rooppur nuclear power plant at Ishwardi in Pabna today, October 10. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the virtual event at 11 a.m. via video conference.
Pabna Deputy Commissioner Biswas Russell Hossain and Ishwardi Upazila Executive Officer PM Imrul Kayes confirmed the PM’s inauguration.

According to Rosatom and project sources, the reactor pressure vessel for the first unit of the Rooppur nuclear power plant reached the country in October last year after crossing 14,000 km by sea from Russia. Various infrastructures required for one year are prepared for its installation. Reactor pressure vessels are the most important part of a nuclear power plant. Where the main fuel is. Nuclear reactors are the mainstay of power generation in power plants. This is the heart or soul of the power plant.

According to Rosatom, the nuclear reactor weighs 333.6 tons. This reactor has been brought to Rooppur by crossing the Black Sea and the Suez Canal by the Pakshi Padmanadi of Ishwardi.
Although the project was initiated during the Pakistan period, there was no real progress. After the independence of the country, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took the initiative to set up a 200 MW nuclear power plant here in the context of that time. In its 2008 election manifesto, the Awami League pledged to implement the project. In 2010, a framework agreement was reached with Russia on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. In the same year, the National Assembly passed a resolution proposing the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. In 2012, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Act was passed. In 2013, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the first phase of the power plant at Ishwardi.

It is learned that all preparations have been made for the Ishwardi Rooppur project on the occasion of the inauguration of the furnace installation activities. For this, local and foreign experts and guests have been invited. Science and Technology Minister. The meeting was chaired by Yafes Osman, Rosatom Director General Alexei Likosev, Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Ziaul Hasan, Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Project Director. Saukat Akbar, local MPs, Russian experts, senior officials of the concerned ministries will be present at the inauguration ceremony.

Rooppur Nuclear Project Director Engineer. Shawkat Akbar said that since the main construction work of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant started in November 2016, the project area of ​​Rooppur has changed radically due to the labor and sweat of 25,000 local and foreign engineers and workers daily. All the work of the first unit is almost ready. The second unit is also moving ahead in physical infrastructure. According to the international guidelines, if the work of installing nuclear reactor is completed, milestones will be achieved in Bangladesh. 4 out of 8 important components of the project have been completed. If the entire project is launched, it will generate 2400 MW of electricity per year. As a result, 6 crore people of the country will get uninterrupted electricity.

Science and Technology Minister Yafes Osman said there is no compromise in technology and security. More Save More work is being done at Ruppur Nuclear Power Station. If the whole project is launched, Bangladesh will reach a new level of nuclear respect and capability in terms of success.