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RNPP reactor pressure vessel installation works formally begin Sunday

| Updated: October 10, 2021 18:25:14


RNPP reactor pressure vessel installation works formally begin Sunday

The reactor pressure vessel installation works for the first unit of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will formally begin on Sunday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate installation work virtually from Ganabhaban at 10:00 am on the day, reports BSS.

Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafesh Osman described the installation as an important chapter of the project.

“The nuclear power plant in Pabna that consists of two units with a capacity of 1,200MW each is the country's maiden power project of its kind,” he said.

Project Director and nuclear scientist Dr Md Shaukat Akbar said that work is going on in Rooppur following strict hygiene rules in COVID-19.

The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission is implementing the Rooppur nuclear plant project. Russia is providing technical and financial support for the project.

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