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Bangladesh seeks to install two additional reactors at Roppur

The Government of Bangladesh is considering to build two additional reactors at the Roppur nuclear power plant on completion of the ongoing project. Talks have started with Rosatom and a technical survey needs to be conducted at the initial stage for setting up two new units.

The Russian nuclear company Rosatom started construction of the two 1.2 GW nuclear reactors of the plant in 2017 (for Rooppur-1) and 2018 (for Rooppur-2). They are now 85% completed and are expected to be begin operations in 2025. 90% of the US$12.65bn nuclear project is financed through a Russian loan repayable within 28 years with a 10-year grace period.

Bangladesh also plans to build a second nuclear power plant in the south of the country, although a final location site has not yet been decided for the project. Bangladesh aims to install up to 7 GW of nuclear capacity by 2041.

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