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Bangladesh, India hold JCM on peaceful uses of nuclear energy

Published : 13 May 2022 10:20 PM | Updated : 14 May 2022 02:08 PM

The third Bangladesh-India Joint Committee Meeting on peaceful uses of nuclear energy was held here from May 11 to 12.

The Indian delegation was led by Chairman Advisory Council of GCNEP and head of NCPW and the Bangladesh delegation was led by Additional Secretary of Science and Technology ministry Md. Ali Hossain, an Indian high commission press release said on monday.

During the meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction at the ongoing collaboration on the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project and discussed avenues to further enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of Science and Technology, it added.

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.