My Profile • Name: Mohammad Abdur Razzak • Scientific Officer, Bangladeh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC). • Duration: October’2006 – Present • Graduation: Zoology • Specialization: Entomology
My Country Profile • Full name: People's Republic of Bangladesh • Population: 162.2 million (UN, 2009) • Capital and largest city: Dhaka • Area: 143,998 sq km (55,598 sq miles) • Major language: Bengali • Major Profession: Agriculture, 50% GDP • Major religions: Islam, Hinduism • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 67 years (women) (UN) • Monetary unit: 1 taka = 100 paisa • Main exports: Garments, fish, jute goods, leather products • GNI per capita: US $750 (Fiscal Year’ 2010) • Internet domain: .bd • International dialing code: +880
IntroducingBangladesh Atomic Energy Commission(BAEC) Prepared by Mohammad Abdur Razzak Scientific Officer Institute of Food and Radiation Biology Atomic Energy Research Establishment
Address Of BAEC Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Parmanu Bhaban E-12/A, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh PABX:8130469, 8130968 Fax:88-02-8130102, Website:www.baec.org.bd
Introduction to BAEC • Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) was established in February 1973 through the promulgation of the Presidential Order 15of1973. • Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission came into existence in 1973 as a multidisciplinary scientific research organization with the prime objective of peaceful utilization of atomic energy. • With this end in view, the BAEC, since its inception, has been involved in acquisition, development and application of nuclear science and technology for contributing to human welfare and economic uplift of the country. • The BAEC has also been maintaining activities to setup Nuclear Power Plant for the production of electricity as environment friendly source of energy
Vision Of BAEC Promotion of nuclear science and technology for peaceful uses of atomic energy to achieve self reliance for overall socioeconomic development.
Mission of BAEC • Promotion of nuclear science and technology based fundamental and applied as well as advanced research programmes in various fields of physical, biological and engineering disciplines. • Implementation of nuclear power programme; • Transfer of nuclear technology based services to various stake holders; • Application of nuclear technology in agriculture, industry, health and environment;
Mission of BAEC contd. • Development of human resources in the area of nuclear science and technology; • Establishment of radiation safety culture; • Application of nucleartechnology in exploration and exploitation of mineral resources.
Research and Servicing center under BAEC 1.Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Ganakbari, SAVAR, Dhaka. 2.Atomic Energy Center, Dhaka. 3.Nuclear Power and Energy Division (Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant Project) 4. Nuclear Safeguards and Security Division. 5.Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control Division. 6.Radioactivity Testing and Monitoring laboratory (RTML) 7.Beach Sand Minerals Exploitation Centre (BSMEC). Cox’s Bazar. 8. Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, Dhaka 9. Center for Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound (Affiliated with 13 Medical colleges) 10. International Affairs Division 11.Training Division 13. Scientific Information unit.
BAEC Activities 1. Human Health 1.1 Nuclear Medicine 1.2Health physics and Radiation Dosimetry 1.3 Radioisotope production and Radiopharmaceuticals 1.4 Tissue Banking and Biomaterials 1.5 Medical Products Sterilization
BAEC Activities Contd. • 2. Food and Agriculture 2.1 Food Irradiation and Preservation 2.2 Insect and pest control 2.3 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
BAEC Activities Contd. 3.Environmental Science 3.1 Air particulate matter (PM) and Water Trace- element Characterization 3.2 Industrial Effluents. 3.3 Agrochemical Residue Analysis
BAEC Activities Contd. 4.Nuclear Reactor and Power Generation 4.1 Research Reactor Operation and Maintenance 4.2 Research Reactor Utilization 4.3 Neutron Physics and Reactor Engineering 4.4 Rooppur Nuclear Power Project
BAEC Activities Contd. 5. Nuclear and Radiological Safety and control 5.1: Nuclear safety and Radiation control 5.2 Radioactive waste management 5.3 Nuclear Safeguards and Security
BAEC Activities Contd. 6. Industrial applications 6.1 Non- Destructive Testing 6.2 Tracer Technology 6.3 Radiation Processing and Tracer Technology
BAEC Activities Contd. 7. Minerals and Water Resources 7.1 Mineral Exploration and Exploitation 7.2 Isotope Hydrology
BAEC Activities Contd. 8. Materials Characterization 8.1 Thin Film Development and Characterization 8.2 Particle Accelerators 8.3 Chemical analysis 9. Materials Science 10. Electronics 11. Computer Science 12. Alternative Energy
BAEC Activities Contd. 13. Development of Infrastructures for Nuclear and other R&D facilities 14. Education.
International Cooperation • Agreements with the IAEA 1. Additional Protocol to Safeguards Agreement-2001 2. Improved procedures of Designation of Safeguards Inspectors-1995 3. Regional Co-operative Agreement (RCA)-1987 4. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Related Safeguard Agreement-1982 5. Supplementary Agreement of Provision of Technical Assistance by the IAEA-1979
Bilateral Agreements 1. Between the Govt. of Russia and the Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Peaceful use of Nuclear Energy, by the way of installing a Nuclear Power Plant in the first place(13 May 2009). 2. Between the Govt. of the People’s Republic of China and the Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on “ Nuclear Co-operation” (7 April 2005) 3. Between the Govt of the USA and the Govt. of People’s Republic of Bangladesh on “Scientific and technological Co-operation” (01 March’ 2003). .
Bilateral Agreements Contd. 4. Between the Govt. of Italy and theGovt. of People’s Republic of Bangladesh on “Scientific and technological Co-operation”(4 December’ 2000). 5. Between the Govt. of the USA and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on “ Co-operation concerning Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy” (17 September 1981). .
Other Relevant International Treaties/Conventions • International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (July 2007). • Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) (December 2005) • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test- Ban Treaty (CTBT)(8 March 2000) • Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) (24 October 1996) • Convention on Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (7 February 1988) • Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (7 February 1988) • Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) (31 August 1979)
Regional Agreement • With the forum for Nuclear co-operation in Asia (FNCA) on 15 November 2006 • BAEC also implements different projects of ADB and MOISCT.