China to build an­other po­lar ship

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Bid­ding for the con­struc­tion of China’s se­cond po­lar re­search ship will start by the end of April and the new ves­sel will boast stronger ice-break­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, said a se­nior of­fi­cial with one of the coun­try’s largest ship­builders.

The ship’s es­ti­mated bud­get will be more than 1 bil­lion yuan ($153.5 mil­lion) and the con­struc­tion is ex­pected to take about two years, said Hu Keyi, tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor of Jiang­nanShip­yard (Group) Co Ltd.

Hu, also a mem­ber of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Chi­nese Peo­ple’s Political Con­sul­ta­tive Con­fer­ence, made the re­marks on the side­lines of the an­nual meet­ing of the CPPCC.

The new ship is ex­pected to pro­vide huge sup­port to China’s sci­en­tific ex­pe­di­tions to the po­lar re­gions.

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