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Bangladesh hails Russia's assistance in building its first nuclear power plant

Staff Writer | November 30, 2017
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked Russia for its assistance in building the Rooppur NPP, the country’s first nuclear power plant.
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"I again express gratitude to the government and people of Russia for the continuous support," the prime minister said at the official ceremony of the first concrete placement at the construction site of energy unit number 1 in the Pabna district in western Bangladesh.

The prime minister recalled that when her government took power in 2009 and decided to resume the Rooppur NPP project, which had been discussed since the 1960s, Russia agreed to help to implement it.

"As a true friend, Russia not only provided us with material and moral support during our fight for independence in 1971, but also took part in rebuilding Bangladesh destroyed by the war after we gained independence. I once again express deep gratitude to the people of Russia," she said.