Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought constant support from Russia for building another nuclear power plant in Bangladesh’s southern region.
“Once the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is completed, we’ll go for setting up another in the southern region of the country. We need constant Russian support in this regard,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia Alexey Likhachev met her at her official residence Ganobhaban.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
He said the Rosatom DG also expressed their country’s willingness to continue support to Bangladesh’s power sector.
Hasina said the Rooppur Power Plant is the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh which is being built with the help of Russia.
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of maintaining appropriate security measures in the plant and asked the Rosatom DG to train Bangladeshi people in this regard.
She appreciated Russia for extending its help to construct the first-ever nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
Talking about the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister said the pandemic has slightly slowed down the country’s overall development, and Bangladesh is now in the process of recovery.
She recalled with gratitude the assistance and cooperation of the then Russian Federation during Bangladesh’s Independence War and rebuilding the war-ravaged country.