Rosatom is to perform preparatory work for the 2000 MW Rooppur nuclear power project after signing a second deal with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission.

The deal worth $265m is part of the $500m Russia has agreed to provide to finance the groundwork at Bangladesh’s first nuclear power project.

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The amount will be spent on development of design documentation, first priority working documentation and engineering survey for design stage of RNPP.

Another $45.9m, which was part of the first deal, would be spent on pre-construction works.

These will be done by the government-appointed Russian firm, Atomstroyexport. It will also run a series of 63 tests as part of pre-construction works.

A third deal comprising the rest of the amount would be signed soon, once negotiations on expenditure are concluded between both parties.

Rosatom will build, operate and provide fuel to the plant and take its waste back to Russia regularly. The total cost of the proposed plant has been estimated between $1.5bn and $2bn.

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