Bangladesh researchers have decided to visit Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to learn related technologies from Korea. KAERI and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) will hold a "technical support workshop" for design standard of BAEC research reactor for five days from Feb. 18 to 22.
BAEC has been conducting neutron and isotope research by constructing '3MW TRIGA-MARK II (BTRR)' since 1986, and plans to build a new high-power, multipurpose research reactor that has improved nuclear fuel productivity in 2019 after gaining an approval from the Bangladesh government.
During the workshop period, the KAERI will introduce the design requirements of the new high-power research reactor, the status of its small research reactor and the development of nuclear fuel, and the design model of a research reactor in Busan, and provide consulting service for construction of a new research reactor.
"The technological role model of the new high-power research reactor that we are currently pursuing is a safe and efficient technology of the KAERI, which is applied to Hanaro and Jordan research reactor," BAEC Vice President Imtiaz Kamal said. "This will be the bridgehead of nuclear technology cooperation between the two countries."
Meanwhile, Woo Sang-ik, head of the KAERI research reactor development team, said, "We hope that by passing on our international working experience necessary for construction of research reactor, we can help Bangladesh develop its nuclear power industry and that South Korea's nuclear technology will play a positive role in developing countries' industrial development."