IAEA assures technical support to Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Sep 19 (UNI) IAEA has assured Bangladesh of technical support for peaceful use of nuclear energy.

A mission of IAEA officers would soon be dispatched to Bangladesh to assist the government on technical issues.

Dr Mohammad El Baradei, Director General of IAEA gave the assurance during a meeting with Bangladesh Adviser for Science and ICT Tapan Chowdhury, held yesterday on the sidelines of the 51st General Conference of the IAEA in Vienna.

The Advisor requested Dr El Baradei to provide technical guidance to Bangladesh for setting up nuclear power plants.

Mr Chowdhury, who is leading the Bangladesh delegation to the conference, briefed Dr El Baradei on steps taken by the Bangladesh government for setting up a nuclear power plant for electricity production.

Pointing to fast growing demand for electricity for economic development as well as depletion of fossil fuel reserve, Mr Chowdhury stressed the need for alternative sources of electricity, including nuclear power.

The DG said he was impressed to know about the success of the present government in increasing electricity production by stressing on efficient management.

UNI

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