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PV Desk

The seventh consignment of uranium for the first unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project arrived in Pabna’s Rooppur on Friday morning under special security arrangements.

The convoy carrying uranium entered the nuclear power plant at 7:30 am on Friday, said Ashish Kumar Sanyal, officer-in-charge (OC) of Pakshi Highway Police Station.

OC Ashish said the convoy carrying uranium left the capital in the morning and crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge and reached Rooppur project area via Banpara in Natore and Dashuria in Pabna’s Ishwardi.

Law enforcement agencies were working to ensure tight security in view of the arrival of uranium.

As part of the security measures, the movement of vehicles through the Pabna-Natore-Kushtia highway has been restricted from the morning until the convoy reaches the project area.

However, traffic movement was restored when the uranium consignment entered the Rooppur project area, said the police official.

Earlier on September 28, the first consignment of fuel of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project arrived in Bangladesh. The next day, September 29, fuel was taken to the project area under special security measures.

The consignment was formally handed over in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin through a video conference on October 5, marking Bangladesh’s entry to the world’s elite club of nuclear power producers.