Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Second Unit Construction Starts
On July 14, 2018 the solemn ceremony of pouring «the first concrete» at the construction site of the «Rooppur» NPP second unit occured. Тhe event was held by the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yury I. Borisov.
Sheikh Hasina and Yury I.Borisov discussed the cooperation between Russia and Bangladesh in the sphere of peaceful use of atomic energy as well as the interaction in some other areas.
Тhe «Rooppur» NPP is being built upon the Russian project in the district of Pabna, which is 160 kilometres from Dhaka. «Atomstroyexport», a joint-stock company affiliated with the Rosatom State Corporation, is its general contractor. Тhe first of the two power units of the «Rooppur» NPP (both equipped with VVER -1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2400 MWe) construction started in November, 2017.
Тhe relevant materials of the Russian media are available on the website of the «Russia 24» ТV channel: «https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3038342».