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Rooppur 1 achieves first construction milestone

New Nuclear

05 April 2018

Rooppur 1 basemat complete - 48Russia's Rosatom has completed concreting the foundation of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. ASE Group, a subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation, said today the project to build the Asian country's first nuclear power unit was on schedule.

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.

India to assist in Rooppur implementation

New Nuclear

02 March 2018

Russia-India-Bangladesh - March 2018 - 48Russia, Bangladesh and India yesterday signed a memorandum on cooperation in the implementation of the Rooppur nuclear power plant project. Construction of Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor, Rooppur 1, officially began in late November 2017.

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.