Speakers at a recent seminar have said that the government needed to focus on nuclear science education to develop qualified human resources (HR) to run the country's first ever Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP) in proper manner.
"We need around 5,000 qualified engineers to run the RNPP per day. However, we have taken up a program in cooperation with Rosatom to train up our people but the pace is slow," former chief of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) Shafiqul Islam Bhuyain told a seminar titled "Contribution of Rooppur NPP construction to the sustainable development of Bangladesh".
Russia's State Nuclear Corporation Rosatom in association with Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Atomstroyexport (ASE), the General Contractor of RNPP organized the seminar at the conference room of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre recently.
Goncharova Natalia, expert at Communication Department of ASE, presented a paper on "Sustainable Development in Engineering Division", while Fokin Konstantin, Chief Expert at Career, Assessment and Training Centre, Moscow presented a paper on "The capabilities of the Rosatom nuclear education system for the RNPP construction project", Dr Abdur Razzak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre, Director General of Dr Ashoke Kumar Paul, Member Bio-Science of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), representatives from BAEC also spoke.