Moscow: A Bangladeshi delegation is visiting
Russia this week for talks on the construction of the first
nuclear power plant (NPP) in the South Asian nation.
Moscow had signed, in May, a nuclear cooperation
agreement with Bangladesh pledging to help the energy hungry
nation build its first nuclear power station at Rooppur, 200
km north-west of the capital Dhaka.
"A large delegation from Bangladesh will arrive this
week...We will take them to our nuclear power stations so that
they can take a look around," Sergei Kiriyenko, chief of
Russia`s nuclear agency Rosatom, was quoted as saying by RIA
Bangladesh is seeking Russia`s assistance in setting up
two nuclear reactors with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts each.
"We have agreed with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
that we will present a funding mechanism," Kiriyenko said
during his today`s meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Under the agreement signed in May, Rosatom will help
Bangladesh in making the blueprint, construction and operation
of nuclear reactors.
Rosatom, which is launching Iran`s first -- Bushehr NPP
on Saturday, will also supply Bangladesh with nuclear fuel,
import spent fuel from it and manage its nuclear waste.