Yury Sokolov is the vice-president of Rusatom Overseas, a state-owned Russian nuclear energy outfit. Bangladesh has planned for a nuclear reactor to produce commercial power with Rusatom’s help. Mr. Sokolov underscores the development of skilled manpower, management system and relevant laws prior to building the reactor. His emphasize on building proper infrastructure is striking.
By nuclear infrastructure, I do not mean roads, transportation costs or nuclear power plants, but an ecosystem to support the national nuclear power programme. This includes the capacity of your decision-makers to develop the programme in accordance with international understanding.
Infrastructure also means development of national legislation for nuclear power activity. It can be a set of different regulations,” he said.