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Nuclear power plant bill placed in parliament

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 1st September, 2015 11:02:32 PM
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A bill titled 'Nuclear Power Plant Bill, 2015' was placed in the Parliament to scrap 'Nuclear Power Plant Ordinance, 2015' aiming to facilitate the setting up of nuclear power plants in the country.


State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak placed the bill in the Parliament in absence of Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafes Osman, UNB reports.


Later the Bill was sent to the concerned parliamentary standing committee for further scrutiny. The committee was asked to submit its report within three days.


The Cabinet on July 13 approved the draft of the 'Nuclear Power Plant Ordinance, 2015' when parliament was not in session. After that President promulgated the ordinance.


Under the Bill, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) is the owner organisation while a company, 'Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Limited', will be formed as an operating organisation.


The company also has a Board with the Science and Technology Ministry Secretary as its chairman, while the chairman of the BAEC is its director. Besides, there will be minimum seven and maximum 12 Directors in the Board to be appointed by the government.