Rosatom exhibition recommends using nuclear energy to achieve SDGs

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:46, Apr 21,2019

 
 

Nuclear energy could be the option for achieving sustainable development goals causing minimum environmental damage, said experts at nuclear exhibition in Russian city of Sochi.
As many as 3,600 participants from 74 countries including Bangladesh attended the exhibition organised by Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on April 15 and 16, said a Rosatom release.
The release said that nuclear experts were of the opinion that nuclear energy was an imperative for sustainable growth.
Science and technology minister Yeafesh Osman led the Bangladesh delegation at the exhibition.
Participants discussed on application of nuclear technologies that would open up new opportunities for the development of agriculture, medicine, creation of unique materials, exploration of space and the Arctic Region, as well as strengthen the energy base of the economy, said the release.
International Atomic Energy Agency described that over 1.1 billion people still lacked access to electricity and 2.9 billion people lacked clean cooking facilities, the release added.
Nuclear energy can play the key role to provide this population with access to clean energy and at the same time contribute to check climate change, the release said attributing nuclear experts.

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