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  • Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a deal with  Russia for the supply of uranium for its 2400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

    Under the deal, Russia will supply the nuclear fuel needed for the plant during its entire life cycle.

    The deal was signed today in Dhaka between the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and Russian Nuclear Fuel Supply Company (TVEL).

    Work on the two units of the plants, each producing 1200 MW of electricity is scheduled to be completed in 2022 and 2024 respectively.

    The two countries have also signed ‘spent fuel sent back’ agreement in 2017 for management of the nuclear waste of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

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