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First shipment of uranium reaches Rooppur plant in Pabna

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Published: 16:31, 29 September 2023  
First shipment of uranium reaches Rooppur plant in Pabna

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The first batch of fresh uranium, the nuclear fuel of the first unit of Rooppur nuclear power plant, reached the project site at Rooppur of Ishwardi in Pabna by road from the capital Dhaka on Friday.

According to official sources, the consignment of uranium arrived here from Russia on Thursday afternoon through a special air cargo.

The vehicles, carrying the fresh uranium, started their journey for Pabna in the morning under special security arrangements.

Director General of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Aleksey Likhachev will hand over the fuel officially to the project authority in the Rooppur project on October 5, the sources said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin are likely to join the function virtually.