The first ever high-rise building appeared in Rooppur. It is a 20-story Green City residential development for Russian engineers involved in the construction project.
People are already moving in, Bengal Time reports. Other residential buildings are under construction in Rooppur to accommodate several thousands of local construction workers.
“The life in Rooppur was quiet and slow-paced just 5–6 years ago. Like in other towns and villages, locals went to bed in the evening and worked at daylight. The situation is totally different now,” explains Saiful Alam Babu Mandal, Rooppur’s representative in the Pabna District Council and Secretary General of Awami League’s local office.
The modern 20-story building impresses the local community and makes them proud, and they are looking forward to the moment when the nuclear power plant in their town will generate the first electricity, the newspaper says.