Nuclear, science week kicks off tomorrow

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PABNA, July 14, 2018 (BSS) – A five-day “Nuclear & Science Week 2018” in
connection with the FCD (First Concrete Day) of the second unit of Rooppur
Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) would begin from tomorrow (Sunday).

Various scientific and educational activities focused on nuclear science
and technologies will be organized on the occasion.

The main objectives of the festival are to promote science and technology,
raise awareness among the Bangladeshi young generation about the nuclear
field, through arrangements of popular educational and entertaining
activities like interactive seminars, public talks, quizzes and games.

Experts, professors and special guests from Russia and Bangladesh take
participants into the fascinating world of science.

Associate professor from Department of nuclear power plants and renewable
energy sources of Ural Federal University of Russia Tashlykov Oleg will share
his experience on living near to nuclear power plant in Russia and working
throughout the life in nuclear industry.

Experts and professors from leading Bangladeshi Universities will talk
about nuclear technologies and development of country’s nuclear power
program.

Engr. M. Ali Zulquarnain, former Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy
Commission will deliver a speech on the safety and security of VVER-1200, the
selected model for both the units of Rooppur NPP, while Dr. Shafiqul Islam
Bhuiyan, another former Chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and a
veteran in the industry will focus on the overall nuclear technology in his
address.

“The Nuclear Science Week will become not only a place for popularization
of science and an instrument for generation of ideas for subsequent
development, but it will also facilitate strengthening of international
relations, said Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO of Rosatom South Asia.

The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Russia-Bangladesh
cooperation, which will continue to develop successfully and the festival
will create an opportunity for participants to learn how nuclear technologies
facilitate improvement of quality of people’s life and plays a vital role in
sustainable development of the country.

The festival will be held at different venues in several cities, focusing
on the western part of the country:

July 15 (Sunday): Pabna University of Science and Technology

July 16 (Monday): Islamic University, Kushtia

July 17 (Tuesday): University of Rajshahi

July 18 (Wednesday): University of Dhaka and Bangladesh University of
Engineering and Technology (BUET)

July 19 (Thursday) Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) and
Information Center on Nuclear Energy in Dhaka

The science week is supported by Rosatom, ASE Group of Companies
(Engineering Division of Rosatom), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh University
of Engineering and Technology (BUET), University of Rajshahi, Islamic
University, Kushtia, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST),
Information Center of Nuclear Energy (ICONE) in Dhaka and ANO Energy of the
Future, Russia.