Bangladesh and India are working together on societal uses of radiation technology such as cancer treatment, nuclear medicine, food preservation and safety for the growth nuclear power program with its management.
The two sides acknowledged their pleasure with the ongoing collaborative initiative on the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project and discussed ways to improve bilateral scientific and technology cooperation in respect of the issue. In the context of societal benefits of radiation technology and safety aspects, Shri Nageswara Rao, the Chairman of Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), is used to taking several new initiatives for efficient, effective and transparent functioning regarding the issue.
Rao also made valuable contributions to safety for the growth of indigenous nuclear power program in different managerial positions over the last four decades and contributed significantly by promoting safety culture, competency development programs enhancing human performance. It is expected that Bangladesh and India go ahead with the joint effort in the days to come for enhancing societal benefits of radiation technology and safety aspects.
A joint committee meeting on peaceful uses of nuclear energy was held in Dhaka on May 11-12.
The Indian delegation was led by Ranajit Kumar, Chairman Advisory Council, GCNEP & Head, NCPW, DAE and the Bangladesh delegation was led by Md. Ali Hossain, Additional Secretary (NP), Ministry of Science and Technology of Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh side expressed appreciation for the services being rendered by the Indian experts currently deployed at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
Both sides also stated their desire for collaboration in societal applications of radiation technologies in areas such as cancer care, nuclear medicine and food preservation.
The meeting was fruitful and covered the entire gamut of our bilateral cooperation in peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy applications in the field of health, agriculture, water purification including capacity building and training, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Friday.