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Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: Boosting Economic Resilience of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is at a critical juncture as the country is observing its 50th Anniversary of its Independence which came after a nine-month-long war against the then occupied military force. Once shrugged as the “bottomless basket,” the country emerged as a development miracle.

A budget to rejuvenate private sector and tap local potential

From pundits to commoners and rich to poor, the major talking points since last week was the proposed national budget for 2021-22 financial year. Despite all the analysis and arguments, from where I see, one thing is undeniable that this budget pampers the vision of Made in Bangladesh

Road to Rooppur nuclear power plant megaproject

Behind any successful project, there are courageous skilled people who can create it. That is why human resource development is an essential element in implementing the Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP) under construction in the Pabna District. The RNPP is the largest infrastructure

Dhaka Experienced Zero ‘Good’ Air Quality Days During 2020-2021 Dry Season

Bangladesh holds No.1 position in the most polluted countries ranking with an annual average concentration of 77.10 µg/m3 which is above 6.5 times of United States Environmental Protection Agency standard, followed by Pakistan (59.00 µg/m3) and India (51.90 µg/m3) for

Countering the Myths and Misinformation Around Nuclear Power

Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Rooppur on the east side of the river Padma in the Pabna district is nearing completion. The atomic energy project which includes two units, with a capacity of 1.2GW each will make Bangladesh, only the third South Asian country after

Time to Obliterate China’s Foray on High Seas 

China’s deployment of her 3 front line decking ships in the South China Sea, in a visible move to rout the United State’s star branded aircraft carrier from the same vicinity, has sparked worldwide worries, to say the least.  The apprehension is not merely conjectural: a

Modi government committed to Neighborhood First policy

Prime minister Nerendra Modi will be visiting neighbouring Bangladesh on March 26. This is the first time in 15 months that Nerendra Modi is paying a visit to a foreign country. All this time Modi jee has been spearheading the war against Corona for which the world rightfully has

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant - Symbol of Bangladesh-Russia Friendship

The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), the first-ever nuclear power plant of Bangladesh, consists of two units – each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts – is one of the most ambitious projects in Bangladesh’s history. The RNPP project is crucial towards achieving the

Addressing Covid-19 immunization challenges

It is obvious that the world has been undergoing many challenges since the outbreak of Covid-19. Apart from economic fallout the world has counted millions of death exposing a dire threat on humanity. It has been an unprecedented global shock and to come out of this shock people of all

Economic Benefits of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has made significant progress in the development of its power sector. The available installed capacity, excluding captive power and renewable energy, increased from 5823 MW in 2009-10 to 18079 MW in FY 19. Currently 93 percent people of Bangladesh have

Copy-paste culture engulfing the youth

It seems not astounding if students opine that google is the best teacher. In today’s world students are no more dependent on teachers to seek answers of their questions, rather they can get all the solutions instantly entering the google search engine that has made a revolution in

Corona Pandemic-a slay to slain for Rohingya Children living in Bangladesh

Rohingya children are such a wreath generation that they are denied all shorts rights in their own state, went through terrible violence, and finally fled to Bangladesh for their survival. Bangladesh with its outsized population burden, still surely welcomed them with great empathy and

Covid-19 did not impact delivery of key equipment to Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Covid-19 and schedules  On October 1, JSC "AEM-technology", a part of the Russian State Atomiс Energy Corporation Rosatom, shipped the last of the four steam generators for Rooppur NPP, the country’s first under construction nuclear power project. The first item was

Dry Season Is Here: The Period of Worst Air Quality in Bangladesh

There is a good reason to worry about the air quality in Dhaka, as Bangladesh ranks 179th (out of 180 countries) at the Environmental Performance Index for air quality. According to the State of Global Air (2019), air pollution is the fifth leading risk for mortality worldwide. In 2017,


If you're a kid who built whole cities in the bedroom, look out for civil engineering. Civil engineers build real cities, from roads and bridges to tunnels, public buildings, highly challenging structure and sewer systems.  The projects have three phases: pre-construction

Diplomacy looks simple but demanding

Sometime end of December 71, just after independence, I decided to visit the famous American journalist Edgar Snow. He spent his last days in Eysins on Lac lemon not far from Geneva. Above 60, he looked a bit tired. Purpose of my visit was to thank him. He called me on December 16 to

Post COVID-19: Emphasis on rural development must be given to reshape the world system in a new manner

The world is going through a critical situation after a very quick spread of the coronavirus disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) made an assessment of COVID-19 as a global pandemic on 11th March 2020. Since then the virus has had an immense impact on the economy as well as on the

New Normal Demands New Skills from Youth

The whole world is devastated by the Corona epidemic that started from Wuhan, China last December. Around One billion people are losing their jobs worldwide due to lack of employment. According to the United Nations, the number of unemployed youth aged between 15 to 24 has almost

Bangladesh cried that day

Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan Just before the holy Subeh Sadiq on July 16, 2007. Law enforcers, including the army, cordoned off a house owned by the eldest son-in-law of Bangabandhu, an internationally renowned nuclear scientist Dr. MA Wazed Miah. The house 'Sudhasadan' also named

The Show must Go ON

The news of band music legend Aiyub Bachchu’s death reached another living legend James during one of his stage performances. Although James became emotional and almost lost his strength of continuing the program, suddenly he recollected the passionate words of Aiyub Bachchu,