Pabna : “Nuclear & Science Week 2018” in connection with the FCD ( First Concrete Day) of the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant ( RNPP) from Sunday, July 15, 2018. Various scientific and educational activities focused on nuclear science and technologies will be organised on occassion. The main objectives of the festival are to promote science and technology,raise awareness among the Bangladeshi young generation about the nuclear field, through arrangements of popular educational and entertaining activities like interactive seminars, public talks, quizzes and games.
Experts, professors and special guests from Russia and Bangladesh take participants into the fascinating world of science. Associate professor from Department of nuclear power plants and renewable energy sources of Ural Federal University of Russia Tashlykov Oleg, will share his experience on living near to nuclear power plant in Russia and working throughout the life in nuclear industry.
Experts and professors from leading Bangladeshi Universities will talk about nuclear technologies and development of country’s nuclear power program. Engr. M. Ali Zulquarnain, former Chairman ,Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission will deliver a speech on the safety and security of VVER-1200, the selected model for both the units of Rooppur NPP, while Dr. Shafiqul Islam Bhuiyan, another former Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and a veteran in the industry will focus on the overall nuclear technology in his address.
“The Nuclear Science Week will become not only a place for popularization of science and an instrument for generation of ideas for subsequent development, but it will also facilitate strengthening of international relations." said Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO of Rosatom South Asia." The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Russia-Bangladesh cooperation, which will continue to develop successfully and the festival will create an opportunity for participants to learn how nuclear technologies facilitate improvement of quality of people's life and plays a vital role in sustainable development of the country”.
The festival will be held at different venues in several cities, focusing on the western part of the country:
July 15 ( Sunday) : Pabna University of Science and Technology;
July 16 ( Monday) : Islamic University ,Kushtia
July 17 ( Tuesday) : University of Rajshahi
July 18 (Wednesday) : University of Dhaka and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology( BUET)
July 19 ( Thursday) Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) and Information Center on Nuclear Energy in Dhaka
The science week is supported by Rosatom, ASE Group of Companies (Engineering Division of Rosatom), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), University of Rajshahi, Islamic University,kushtia, Pabna University of Science and Technology(PUST), Information Center of Nuclear Energy (ICONE) in Dhaka, and ANO Energy of the Future, Russia
The construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is implemented under an intergovernmental agreement signed between Russia and Bangladesh on November 2nd, 2011. On December 25th, 2015 ASE group of companies (ROSATOM’s subsidiary) signed a contract to construct Rooppur NPP consisting of two VVER power units, each with a capacity of 1200 MW. The NPP construction site is located 160 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on the east bank of the Padma river. The first of two units is expected to go into operation in 2023, the second in 2024. The design of the innovative Generation 3+ power unit which will be installed at Rooppur NPP includes the most powerful type of VVER-1200 reactor, as well as a high-speed turbine specially designed for new-generation NPPs. It provides the highest level of operational safety and fully meets all Post-Fukushima safety requirements set by the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA).