Power generation at Ruppur Nuke plant to begin in 2021: Yafesh

State Minister for Science and Technology Yafesh Osman on Friday said the generation of electricity at Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant will begin in 2021.
The state minister said the construction of the plant will begin in December this year.
The state minister made the remark while visiting the progress of construction of four thermal power plants with 1250-megawatt capacity at Ashuganj on Friday.He said apart from the Ruppur project the government has plans to construct more nuclear power stations in the country.
Power and Energy Secretary Monowar Khan said the government has taken initiatives to construct a coal-based power station at Ashuganj along with gas-run power plants.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Abul Kalam Azad, Science and Technology Secretary Khondoker Asaduzzaman, Additional Science and Technology Secretary Dilip Kumar Basak, Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant Chairman Engineer Manirul Islam, Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Dr Mosharraf Hossain and other high officials concerned were presented on the occasion. – BSS