Within the framework of the visit to the Russian Federation, a delegation from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Army visited the Rosatom Technical Academy. The delegation headed by Lieutenant General, Chief of General Staff of Bangladesh Army Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan. Md Kabir Uddin Sikder, project manager for the Establishment of the physical protection system of the Rooppur NPP of the Bangladesh Army, and Mohammad Harun Or Rashid Khan, representative of Bangladesh Army General Staff also took part.
From the Russian side, the guests were met by representatives of the Rosatom State Corporation, the Federal Center for Science and High Technologies “Eleron”, specialists of the Rosatom Technical Academy.
The main goal of the visit was getting acquainted with the activities of the Technical Academy in the field of training personnel for physical protection of nuclear facilities.
Opening the meeting, the First Vice-Rector of the Technical Academy, Vladimir Aspidov, told about the directions and features of training nuclear specialists, including in the framework of Rosatom’s foreign projects: «Currently, specialists from Bangladesh, Belarus, Turkey and Egypt are studying at the Technical Academy. Each project is individual. Taking into account the peculiarities of these countries, we adapt to the needs of customers. This is possible due to the wide range of activities of the Academy, which allows you to adapt programs and quickly give knowledge to students. We are confident that we will be able to train all the personnel necessary for the efficient and safe operation of the nuclear power plant in Bangladesh».
Since 2020, the Bangladesh Army, with the involvement of JSC «Eleron», has been implementing a project to create a physical protection system for the Rooppur NPP. The task of the Technical Academy is to train specialists who will operate this system.
«When conducting training, we try to pay attention to all aspects of ensuring the safety of a nuclear facility. Our trainers have extensive practical experience, and the technical base of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute (GNSSI) allows students to give practical skills to work with technical measures used to ensure physical protection, – Egor Bologov, the Director of the GNSSI said. – In 2022, we plan to conduct several courses on physical protection and information security for the representatives of the Bangladesh Army. Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan requested during the training of specialists from Bangladesh to pay special attention to the implementation of practical tasks on equipment that will be used in the physical protection system of the Rooppur NPP».
During the visit, the guests got acquainted with specialized classrooms of the GNSSI, laboratories and outdoor sites of technical measures of physical protection, attended classes of Bangladeshi trainees.
“The training of qualified personnel is the basis for the existence of a nuclear power plant. We see that by studying in Russia, our specialists really get all the knowledge necessary to protect nuclear power plants from various threats. It is important that future physical protection personnel acquire practical skills in all aspects of ensuring the physical protection of nuclear power plants. We are very grateful to you and we are waiting for the moment when we will be able to start working on the equipment of the physical protection system of the Rooppur NPP,” Lieutenant General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan said at the end of the meeting.
The Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute of Rosatom Technical Academy is a leading educational institution of the State Corporation “Rosatom”. The main goal is to improve the skills and retraining of specialists of nuclear facilities, Federal Executive authorities, military and special agencies and other organizations on programs of additional professional education in the field of anti-terrorist security. complex global security, including physical protection, protection of state secrets, economic and information security.
JSC “FCS&HT “SSPE “Eleron” is a specialized company within the State Corporation “Rosatom”. It is the largest enterprise in Russia for the establishment and implementation of physical protection systems. Strategic customers of the enterprise are objects of the nuclear industry and federal enforcement agencies. The priority line of activity of the Joint Stock Company is the implementation of the business model “Comprehensive Engineering Solution” which offers the Customer a full package of services in terms of conducting scientific, research and development work, engineering, manufacturing and supply, conducting construction and installation, startup and adjustment operations as well as maintenance work.