A four-day science festival will begin in Dhaka today to raise awareness about nuclear energy among the youth and promote science and technology.
Rosatom, Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation, will organise the festival, InFact-2017, which will take place at different venues.
Jahangirnagar University will host the first day of the festival today, according to a statement from Rosatom.
The festival however will be formally inaugurated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre tomorrow. On the same day,
Dhaka University will also host the event.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture Dhaka will be the venue for the festival on September 27 and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre Dhaka on September 28, the last day of the event.
“Not only will the science festival become a venue for popularising science and an instrument for generation of ideas for subsequent development, it will also facilitate strengthening international relations,” said Aleksey Pimenov, regional vice-president of Rosatom South Asia.
Pimenov said the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Russia-Bangladesh relations in the area of nuclear energy.
“We hope that Russia-Bangladesh cooperation will continue to develop successfully and the festival will give an opportunity to participants to learn how nuclear technologies facilitate improvement of quality of life.”