Nuclear plant to be a major breakthrough: FM

15 Nov 2020 9:20 AM
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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh has set a good example of using nuclear technology for public good through Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

"It'll be a large achievement for all of us. We’re for the good make use of nuclear technology," he said on Friday, mentioning that Bangladesh steadfastly supports the goal of nuclear weapons-free world.

Dr Momen said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina courageously took your choice to create a nuclear power plant despite negative comments from some people as she loves people.

The Foreign Minister made the remarks after visiting the RNPP site with Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman.

He said Bangladesh's image and dignity will receive a boost on the globe through the positive make use of the nuclear technology.

Responding to a question on India-China tensions, Dr Momen said Bangladesh can do whatever is wonderful for Bangladesh and will not value others quarrels. "We’ve friendship with all."

He said India is quite good friend of Bangladesh with historic bonding between the two countries. "It's solid and we’re passing through a golden chapter in our relations."

Dr Momen said both countries set a good example showing the height of leadership maturity.

He said China can be a large friend of Bangladesh and China helps Bangladesh in many ways on economic front.

Referring to Father of the country Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Dr Momen said Bangladesh wants peace because development cannot take place without peace and stability.

He said Bangladesh plays a job of moderator and helps Bhutan and Nepal to speak to India which ultimately shows Bangladesh helps other countries, too.

It is among the priority projects of the Bangladesh government being implemented under technical and financial assistance of Russia.

The project will host two units, each with the most recent generation 3+ VVER 1200 reactors. The total capacity of the plant is estimated to be 2,400 MW.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, Additional Secretaries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directors General (DGs) and project director were present. 

The MoFA was actively engaged with the "dream project" of the Prime Minister and the complete country from the beginning.