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Construction under way at Rooppur 1

New Nuclear

30 November 2017

Rooppur-1_first_concrete_(Rosatom)-48Construction of Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor, Rooppur 1,has officially begun with the pouring of the first concrete for the VVER-1200 reactor's basemat. Work on the Russian-designed and supplied plant was ceremonially started by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Progress being made at Rooppur site, says IAEA head

New Nuclear

05 July 2017

Amano at Rooppur - July 2017 - 48Bangladesh is making significant progress in building its first nuclear power plant, International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano said following a visit to the site of the Rooppur plant on 3 July.

Bangladesh moves forward with Rooppur

New Nuclear

28 June 2016

Rooppur_site_licence_ceremony_(Rostechnadzor)-48Just days after the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority issued the first site licence for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, the country's cabinet has approved the draft of an intergovernmental agreement that will see Russia provide $11.38 billion in credit for the project.

Rooppur 1 receives construction licence

New Nuclear

06 November 2017

Rooppur-1_construction_licence_(BAERA)-48The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has formally received a design and construction licence for Rooppur unit 1. Construction of the country's first nuclear power plant is now expected officially to begin on 30 November.

Bangladesh, India sign cooperation agreements

Nuclear Policies

10 April 2017

Hasina_Modi_April_2017_(MEA)-48Three nuclear energy agreements between Bangladesh and India, including one regarding nuclear power projects in Bangladesh, have been signed during an official visit by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh to New Delhi.

Bangladesh, Russia ink $12.65 billion Rooppur plant deal

New Nuclear

29 December 2015

Bangladesh and Russia have reportedly agreed to invest $12.65 billion in a project to build two 1200 MWe nuclear power units at Rooppur. According to Reuters, the agreement was signed on 25 December by Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and Russia's Rosatom.