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India to help build nuclear plant in Bangladesh

Work under way at the first of two reactors at Rooppur plant in Bangladesh.

Work under way at the first of two reactors at Rooppur plant in Bangladesh.  

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Signs tripartite agreement with Russia and Bangladesh

India, Bangladesh and Russia have signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

“Today [Thursday] was a landmark event for both our countries — and the industry as a whole. We are confident that this is the first step towards the formation of a new, forward-looking cooperation agenda in the region,” said Nikolay Spassky, Deputy Director-General for international relations of Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation.

The MoU was signed in Moscow by the Department of Atomic Energy of India, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Bangladesh and Rosatom.

Russia is building the nuclear power plant in Bangladesh on a turnkey basis.

Indian companies can be involved in construction and installation works and in the supply of equipment of a non-critical category .

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