ISHWARDI, PABNA: The government has declared that the construction work of much-talked-about Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant would begin from September next.
A 16-member delegation of secretary level made a spot visit to the project area for feasibility study, progress and final action plan.
Secretary of Ministry for Science and Technology affairs Dr Rafiqul Islam, also member secretary of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project led the delegation.
The initial work of the project will start from March and later in September, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will inaugurate the project.
During her visit to Russia, Sheikh Hasina signed three agreements and six Memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with Russia in different areas including on construction of nuclear power plants in Bangladesh.
Russia assured Bangladesh of financial and technical assistance in this regard.
BDST: 1830 HRS, JAN 24, 2013
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