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India for the first time ever has signed a tripartite Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh and Russia on 1st March 2018 in Moscow.
The MoU was signed in Moscow between the Department of Atomic Energy of India, Ministry of Science &Technology, Bangladesh and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom)
The MoU was signed between Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran, Bangladesh Ambassador to Russia SM Saiful Hoque and Deputy Director General (international relations) of Rosatom Nikolay Spassky.
The MoU/Agreement was signed for cooperation on implementing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
Under the MoU, India being not member of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will not participate directly in the construction of atomic power reactors but, Indian companies will show involvement in construction and installation works, supply of materials and equipment of a non-critical category in the interests of the project.
Construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant will consist of two power units with a capacity of 1,200 MW each. The two units is planned to be commissioned in 2023 and 2024.It is Bangladesh’s first atomic energy project. It is being built with Russia’s help near Dhaka.
The Rooppur nuclear power plant will be built by Russia on a turnkey basis. It means that contractor will complete the whole project and they will be liable for any problems that arise in the plant. Russia’s scope of work includes design, production and supply of equipment, construction, installation, start-up and commissioning.
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