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Legal and regulatory development of nuclear energy in Bangladesh.

Karim, Ridoan; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Karim, Mohammad Ershadul; Munir, Abu Bakar; Sifat, Imtiaz Mohammad; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil


Ridoan Karim

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Mohammad Ershadul Karim

Abu Bakar Munir

Imtiaz Mohammad Sifat

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Nurul Aini Bani

Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin


The adequacy of legal and regulatory framework relating to nuclear energy in Bangladesh has sparked many questions since the government took the formal decision to establish a nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur. Consequently, the government has taken some measures to make a comprehensive and robust framework to ensure safe and secure nuclear energy production in the country. Even though these initiatives are highly appreciable, there remain certain regulatory concerns which this paper has attempted to reflect. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to showcase the recent legal and regulatory development of Bangladesh in relation to nuclear energy and to recommend further developments. The study was based on secondary sources where a doctrinal research was carried out to solve particular research questions. The safety and security of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant will frankly rely on how the government of Bangladesh plans and learns to implement, design, safeguard, exchange and further develop nuclear energy related knowledge and talent around the country.


KARIM, R., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., KARIM, M.E., MUNIR, A.B., SIFAT, I.M., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A. and MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N. 2018. Legal and regulatory development of nuclear energy in Bangladesh. Energies [online], 11(10), article ID 2847. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 19, 2018
Online Publication Date Oct 21, 2018
Publication Date Oct 31, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 25, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 25, 2018
Journal Energies
Electronic ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 10
Article Number 2847
Keywords Reactor safety; Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant; Nuclear energy regulation; Nuclear safety; Nuclear emergency; Nuclear liability
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