|Published : 18 Mar 2017, 20:15:58|
BD, Russia okay spent nuclear fuel management draft deal
Bangladesh and Russia have approved the draft of an agreement to be signed by the two countries on spent fuel management for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, being built in Pabna by Russia.
The two sides inked the draft deal in Dhaka on March 15 after a discussion on the issue. Both sides also agreed to prepare the final documents for formal signing as soon as possible.
A Russian delegation, comprising Nikolay Spassky, Deputy CEO of State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and Alexey Ferapontov, Deputy Head of the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostekhnadzor), has visited Bangladesh for two days to discuss various issues related to the Rooppur NPP construction with their Bangladesh counterparts.
Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander Ignatov was also present at the discussion where preparation of the intergovernmental agreement on spent fuel management for the Rooppur NPP was the main topic. After a detailed negotiation, both the sides reached a consensus on the spent fuel management issue.
The Russian delegation also visited the Rooppur NPP construction site and joined a working meeting.
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) Chairman Naiyyum Choudhury, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) Chairman Dr. Engr Md Monzurul Haque, and representatives of ASE Group of Companies, the general contractor of the project, took part in the meeting. – source press release