Russia to build the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh


"Rosatom" 2 November signed an agreement to build the first nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. The document includes construction of two units with a capacity of 1 gigawatt each on the site Ruppur, Situated 200 kilometers from the capital, Dhaka.

According to the head of "Rosatom" Sergey Kiriyenko, the station will meet all of the so-called post-Fukushima requirements. Units will have dual containment reactor passive heat removal system and localization device core.

The cost of construction will be a half to two billion dollars. A large part of this amount will be spent from the state budget of Bangladesh, the rest will provide himself "Rosatom" and the foreign sponsors of construction.

Kiriyenko also said that Russia would supply fuel for nuclear power plants the duration of its operation. In turn, experts from South Asian countries from next year will undergo training in the "Rosatom".

Construction of nuclear power plants expected to be completed in the years 2017-2018.

Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in Asia, is now in dire need of energy production for economic growth. Earlier this state relied mainly on gas, but the reserves of this resource has recently reduced, prompting the search for alternative sources of Dhaka ..

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