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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 3, 2023


Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of world’s first nuclear power plant, which was connected to grid for commercial purpose. On June 27, 1954 Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant with just 5 MW capacity was commissioned by the then Soviet Union in the city of Obninsk, approximately hundred kilometers southwest of Moscow. The plant operated successfully for almost five decades, until it was closed on April 29, 2002. “Looking back on the... »
China has signed a General Contract for construction of two more Russian designed VVER-1200 reactor based nuclear power units at their Xudapu nuclear power plant site. The contract was signed in Moscow on June 5, 2019 during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Russia. In presence of the Head of States from both the countries, the General Contracts for unit- 3 and unit-4 of Xudapu NPP... »
If the world is going to get the energy revolution it requires, it needs realistic energy policies that are scientifically sound and promote a fuel that provides plentiful energy on demand, while doing the least harm to nature. That fuel is nuclear. OXFORD – Demonstrators around the world are demanding that carbon-based energy supplies be curtailed for the sake of the environment. Yet, in Germany, the Energiewende (energy transformation) policy... »
To gather required knowledge and experience in establishing the Information Center of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project five member Bangladesh delegation comprising experts from Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and other concerned organisations visited the Novovoronezh NPP in Russia recently. This Russian NPP is considered as the reference project of Rooppur NPP of Bangladesh. The program included visit of the Novovoronezh NPP information center, a guided tour at the Unit-6 of... »
Project Director of the Green City Housing project of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Masudur Rahman has been withdrawn following the allegations of irregularities in procuring furniture and other household items for its officials and employees. Masud, also Executive Engineer of Pabna office of Public Works Department (PWD), has been attached to the PWD, said its Zonal Superintending Engineer Devashish Chandra Saha citing a letter of PWD Chief Engineer Md Shahadat... »
The authorities have ceased all payments to contractor companies amid the allegation on irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). Two probe committees- one from the Ministry of Housing and Public Works and another from the Public Works Department has been formed to investigate the alleged purchase. The probe panels will submit their report in seven days and... »
  Explanation on the published news about the staff salary and allowance of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant construction project and Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited (NPCBL), from the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, which is the implementing organization and company owner organization. 1. All staff who have so far been working in the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant construction project are the regular staff of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. For... »
The High Court on Monday sought the reports of two probe panels formed by the Housing and Public Works Ministry to look into the alleged irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household products for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. Passing the order, the HC bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi adjourned the hearing on a writ petition in this regard. Advocate Sayedul... »
The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has contradicted reports published in different newspapers on the salaries of the staff of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project. It, however, did not say anything about alleged irregularities in procuring various items like pillows and furniture for the project officials and employees which has gone viral on social media. A statement signed by BAEC Chairman Mahbubul Hoq on Monday said reports, opinions and... »
Unit-2 of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Project-2 for the first time supplied electricity to grid recently. The 3+ generation VVER-1200 power unit was synchronized with the grid and achieved the capacity of 240 megawatts. The unit is considered to be one of the reference units of under construction Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in Bangladesh. Following its connection to the grid, the pilot production program starts and the capacity will gradually... »