Experts of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute (GNSSI) of the Technical Academy of Rosatom conducted a two-week training course “Physical Protection of Nuclear Facilities” for representatives of the Army of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. During the course, officers led by Brigadier General of the Bangladesh Army Abdullah Al Yusuf received the information on the developing and implementation of the physical protection system of nuclear facilities, raised awareness on the main international documents.
Since 2020, the Bangladesh Army is responsible for developing a physical protection system for the first nuclear power plant in the country, engaging as a contractor the Russian company JSC FCS&HT ” SNPO “Eleron”.
This training course was opened by welcome remarks from the Head of the Division for Support of Overseas Projects of the Department for Ensuring the Security of the Facilities built by the Rosatom State Corporation outside of Russia Ms Ruslana Kurdyumova. She emphasized that at present the cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has reached a brand new level, and partnership in the field of personnel training is a logical continuation of the overall work on the construction of the Rooppur NPP.
In addition to lectures, the participants did a lot of practical work with various systems and devices of physical protection at a special training ground and in laboratories of the integrated technical components of physical protection of the Technical Academy of Rosatom. As an ultimate objective of this training, the experts from the Bangladesh Army received comprehensive knowledge and experience that allow better understand the unique features of each phase of building a physical protection system for nuclear power plants.
“At present, the Rooppur NPP is under construction, and we need to master the full scope of training materials: from the design phase to the commissioning of the NPP. This course that was offered by the Rosatom Technical Academy is focused precisely on the work we have to deal with in the coming years. The key aspect is to obtain practical skills. Our entire team is very serious and strives to learn as much as possible in order to use the knowledge gained in our further activities in physical protection” said Brigadier General of Bangladesh Army Abdullah Al Yusuf.
The Global Nuclear Safety and Security Institute of the Technical Academy of Rosatom is the leading educational and training institution of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom for advanced training and retraining of specialists of nuclear facilities, federal executive authorities, military and special agencies and other organizations under the programs of additional professional education in the field of anti-terrorist support, integrated global security, including physical protection, protection of state secrets, economic and information security.