India and Russia build nuclear power plants in Bangladesh

India and Russia build nuclear power plants in Bangladesh

2017-09-26
nuclear power plant in bangladesh

According to the Financial Times, India plans to work with Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, the first overseas atomic energy project in India and the first to build a nuclear power plant in a third-party country under the framework of the India-Russia cooperation.

"We will work with Russia and Bangladesh to build the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh," said Sekhar Basu, chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission at the sixty-first global conference.

According to reports, Roppur nuclear power plant is Bangladesh's first atomic energy project, a total of two nuclear reactors, a single installed capacity of 1200 megawatts. Upon completion, Bangladesh will follow India and Pakistan after the third country in South Asia to build nuclear power plants.

The Indian government has already approved 10 nuclear power projects. According to Basu, India's nuclear reactors under construction reached 21, operating 22 nuclear reactors. Ten years later, India's nuclear power installed capacity will exceed 22,000 megawatts.