PABNA: – The Public Information Center of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant was inaugurated at Ishwardi Municipal Complex on Monday afternoon. The information center, set up by the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom, will be run under the supervision of the Rooppur nuclear project.
The Public Information Center on Nuclear was jointly agreed to be operated by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and a non-profit organization Energy of the Future. The PIC will help to remove information barriers and provide the greater Pabna residents with an opportunity to get answers to their questions on the use of nuclear energy, features of the Rooppur NPP operation, radiation safety, social initiatives and activities such as RNPP job opportunities and other issues.
The ceremony was commenced at 3pm, on November 30 on the PIC premises on the 1st floor of old engineering division building in Ishwardi municipality office. Engr. Dr. Md. Abdus Salam was present to cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the beginning of the operation of this information center. A number of officials from BAEC were present at the ceremony along with ANO Energy of the Future and AtomStroyExport (ASE) officials. The honorable mayor of Ishwardi municipality, Mr. Abul Kalam Azad Mintu was present with many of the municipality counselors.
Engr. Dr. Md. Abdus Salam was very enthusiastic about the inauguration of the PIC. He said, The Rooppur people has always been very helpful to the cause of the RNPP.
The honorable mayor of the Ishwardi municipality, Mr. Abul Kalam Azad Mintu said that he was born in the very neighborhood that the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is growing upon. So the power plant has a warm place in his heart.
After the inauguration ceremony, an informative seminar was organized for the local journalists of Ishwardi and Pabna on the topic Basics of pressure vessel and what are its functions in a Nuclear Power Plant. The speaker for this seminar was Dr. Pretam Kumar Das, Chairman and Associate Professor of Department of Physics, Pabna University of Science and Technology. The journalists asked their relevant questions to the speaker afterwards.
The speaker highlighted the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was such a visionary that he could foresee what we would achieve in 50 years. He emphasized that the RNPP is being built with the latest technology at hand. So, the people have nothing to worry about.
Sakif Ahmed added, that we constantly receive typical questions from visitors to the virtual PIC and, with the help of Russian experts, provide them with prompt and correct answers to any questions on nuclear issues. At the same time, a variety of information about the nuclear industry, Rooppur NPP, and the PIC activities are available to all the visitors. For example, we recently published detailed guides for teachers on organizing three school lessons on energy and self-development. I am very happy that now I have the opportunity to communicate with visitors in person.