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‘Nuclear Bus’ begins week-long journey

  • Special Correspondent
  • 1 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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With a view to creating public interest in science and technology, awareness about nuclear technology, its safety, and eco-friendliness as well as its versatile application in different spheres of life, a special programme has been launched marking the celebration of Nuclear Day and beginning of Science Festival.

A specially branded bus named Nuclear Bus started its week-long journey from Dhaka yesterday to travel across several districts in the northern part of the country.

During the tour, a team of young engineers from Information Centre on Nuclear Energy (ICONE), Dhaka and Public Information Centre (PIC) on Nuclear, Ishwardi and representatives of BAEC travelling in the bus will organise over 13 roadside public events.

During each event, young professionals will closely interact with the people, brief them on the use of nuclear technology in safe generation of eco-friendly electricity, especially about Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant and its safety features and also the socio-ecomic benefits of the project.

They will also answer the questions from the public, science-based quiz competition and games will be                 added attractions for the public. Most active participants and winners of competitions will receive attractive souvenirs and gifts. Besides, informative leaflets, booklets will also be distributed among the general people.

The Nuclear Bus tour is organised for the second year with the support from the Ministry   of Science and Technology (MoST), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Rosatom State Corporation of Russia.

The first ever Nuclear Power Plant of Bangladesh at Rooppur of Ishwardi Upazilla is being implemented with the financial and technical assistance from Russia.

The Rooppur NPP will host two units, each with a generation III+ Russian VVER 12OO reactor, which meets all international safety requirements.