30 Aug 2021

Bangladesh Delegation Visits Rostechnadzor

On August 16, 2021, as part of the visit of the high-level delegation of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Russia, Ziaul Hasan, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Bangladesh, Haque Md. Muzammel, Chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA), and Akbar Mohammad Shawkat, Director of Rooppur NPP Project, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), visited Rostechnadzor to discuss licensing issues in the implementation of the Rooppur NPP construction project.

The participants of the meeting discussed the current status of obtaining the BAERA permit for the installation of the reactor pressure vessel and the main circulation pipeline of Unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP, as well as the extension of the license conditions for design and construction of Unit 2 of the Rooppur NPP to the full height of the reactor building.

During the meeting, Deputy Minister Hassan noted that further cooperation of the parties should be aimed at maintaining a high level of safety of the ongoing project for the construction of the Rooppur NPP, which has been achieved by joint efforts of Russia and Bangladesh.

In his turn, Alexey Ferapontov, Deputy Chairman of Rostechnadzor, confirmed his readiness to assist the Bangladeshi colleagues in developing BAERA’s competencies in nuclear and radiation safety regulation by holding joint meetings and seminars in a remote format, as well as in organizing face-to-face events, including participation in joint inspections at the sites of Rooppur and the Russian nuclear power plants


Andrey Balalaechnikov
Scientific and Engineering Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SEC NRS) Russia