Nuclear experts today discussed about the safety and security of the nuclear power plants and assured that Russia had taken all necessary safety and security measures for the under construction Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Pabna.
They talked about the science and nuclear for life and its usages at power plant at a media workshop at Bangabandhu Novotheatre in the city.
Head of Communications (South Asia) of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation-Rosatom Alexander Antipin, Dr Shafiqul Islam Bhuiyan and Eng M Ali Zulquarnain, Ex-Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Shafiqul Islam, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Dhaka University, Rostislav Kuznetsov, Head of Radiochemistry, Dimitrovgrad Engineering Technological Institute, Dr Sharabura Tatiana, Radiation Oncologist and Elia Kabanov, a science journalist from Russia spoke.
Later, a two-day science festival titled “In Fact 2017”, organized by Russia’s state atomic energy corporation-ROSATOM began at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre in a bid to raise awareness among the young generation about nuclear field and promote science and technology in the country.
Director General of Bangobhandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheater Basher Md Zahurul Islam inaugurated the festival this morning, which would continue at different venues until September 28.
Moderated by Head of Communications (South Asia) of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation-Rosatom Alexander Antipin, the ceremony was also, addressed, by Alexander Demin, Director of Russian Science and Culture Centre, Dhaka, Dr Shafiqul Islam Bhuiyan, Eng M Ali Zulquarnain, Professor Shafiqul Islam and Colonel Abu Zafor Mohammad Salahuddin, Dean, Nuclear Science and Biomedical Engineering, Military Institute of Science and Technology.
Aleksey Pimenov, Regional Vice-President of Rosatom South Asia, said, “Not only will the Science Festival become a venue for popularization of science and an instrument for generation of ideas for subsequent development, but it will also facilitate strengthening international relations.”
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Russia-Bangladeshi relations in the area of nuclear energy, he said. “We hope that Russian-Bangladesh cooperation will continue to develop successfully and the festival will give an opportunity to the participants to learn how nuclear technologies facilitate improvement of the quality of life of the population, about current practices of their use and their role in sustainable development of the country,” Pimenov said.
The festival included various programmes like lecture sessions with the participation of Russian and Bangladeshi experts, demonstration of documentary films, interactive sessions, intellectual games, popular science talk shows, among others.
The festival will take place at different venues including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre and University of Dhaka on September 26, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Russian Science and Culture Centre, Dhaka on September 27 and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre on September 28, 2017.
The festival is managed by ANPO Energy of the Future, a concern of Rosatom with supported by ASE Group of Companies, a subsidiary of ROSATOM, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre, University of Dhaka, BUET Nuclear Engineering Club (BNEC), Jahangirnagar University, Russian Science and Culture Centre, Dhaka and Information Center of Nuclear Energy (ICONE) in Dhaka, reports BSS.