IAEA assures support for Rooppur nuclear plant
Visiting Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano today assured all out support to Bangladesh in the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
The IAEA DG came up with the assurance during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her residential office Gono Bhaban in Dhaka.
Referring to his on-sight visit to Rooppur Power Plant on Monday (July 3), Amano expressed deep satisfaction at the safety measures and other facilities at the plant and mentioned that Bangladesh is in the right direction as far as the IAEA safeguards for nuclear power plant are concerned.
Amano also commended Bangladesh for its initiatives in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy and lauded the prime minister for garnering wide public acceptance to the nuclear power project.
During his meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today, he advised that the nuclear regularity authority in Bangladesh should be strengthened.
The IAEA chief assured the minister that IAEA would consider Bangladesh a priority country and continue to provide with necessary technical and advisory supports in the implementation of the Rooppur power project.