PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate tomorrow the main construction work of the much-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), the maiden nuclear plant of the country.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially launch the main construction work of the plant at 11 am tomorrow at Rooppur in Iswardi of northern Pabna district,” sources at the Ministry of Science and Technology told BSS today.
“All necessary steps have been taken for the inauguration of the first concrete pouring ceremony,” the sources said, adding that the premier will be joined by Alexey Likhachev, director general of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, and government high-ups from both countries.
The Rooppur plant is expected to add 2,400MW of electricity to the national grid by 2024, helping the country meeting an increasing demand for electricity.
The mega project is being implemented by the state-run Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) under the Science and Technology Ministry, with financial, technical and technological support given by Russia through its state nuclear agency, Rosatom.