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Govt forms High-Powered Body For Rooppur NPP Security

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The government has formed a high-powered monitoring committee to oversee implementation of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project and assist in providing overall security in the project area. The Cabinet Division issued a notification on Sunday, signed by its additional secretary Maksudur Rahman Patwari in this connection. According to the notice, the 13-member special committee will be led by the Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner as the convener. Mentioning the team’s areas of work, the notice stated that the monitoring team will provide necessary suggestions or assistances and can take required steps for ensuring overall security in and around the power plant area, which has been branded as a KPI (key point installation). It said the team will regularly share issues relating to security and development of the nuclear power station with the district and divisional law-enforcement agencies concerned. The notice also mentioned that the team will create awareness and build public opinion in favour of the plant through disseminating information on peaceful use of nuclear power. The monitoring team will provide necessary assistances as far as proper land management under the project is concerned, it added.

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