BSS: Around 39 mega projects are being implemented involving more than Taka 1,25,250 crore in almost all eight districts under Rajshahi division aiming at improving its socio-economic condition at
present. Of those, Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is being implemented on 990 acres of land at Ishwardi in Pabna district with an estimated cost of over Taka 1,13,092.92 crore.
This was revealed in a special development coordination meeting relating to
progress of the ongoing development projects in Rajshahi division in the
conference hall of deputy commissioner (DC) in Natore recently. Abul Kalam Azad, chief coordinator (SDG) of Prime Minister’s Office, attended and addressed the meeting as chief guest with Aminul Islam,commissioner-in-charge of Rajshahi Division, in the chair.The meeting sources said the RNPP is being implemented by Rostaom StateCorporation of Russia. Each construction stage of the plant is closely beingsupervised and monitored both by the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA).The construction of Bangabandhu Silicon City (hi-tech park) is progressingfast at a cost of Tk 281.91 crore on 31.63 acres of land in Rajshahi city.Upon its successful implementation by June 2019, the park will create newemployment for more than 14,000 youths both males and females.