Workers’ Housing to Be Ready by December

The Public Works Department of Bangladesh plans to complete the erection of five high-rise buildings to accommodate Rooppur NPP construction workers by December, according to local media.

Three twenty-story buildings have been completed, with five more in progress. The Department plans to complete them before parliamentary elections.

As the customer, the Government of Bangladesh is satisfied with the progress and quality of the accepted buildings. The Public Works Department intends to construct a total of 19 buildings for the Rooppur NPP project.

There will be a total of about 10,000 people working on the site at the peak of construction, most of them are locals.

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Rooppur NPP will be based on two Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2400 MW. The plant is now constructed 160 km away from Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, in accordance with a general contract signed on December 25, 2015, with ASE Group (Rosatom’s engineering division) acting as the general contractor. The VVER-1200-based design selected for the country’s first nuclear power plant has already been successfully implemented at Unit 1 of Novovoronezh II. The Generation III+ design meets all international safety requirements.