De­fence Pro­duc­tion Min­is­ter vis­its big­gest ship­yard in China

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Pak­istan has a thriv­ing ship­build­ing in­dus­try and it has proved its mark by build­ing a frigate loaded with lat­est tech­nol­ogy and great de­sign, said Pres­i­dent of the ship­yard and Chair­man of China ship­build­ing and Trad­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, Mr Liu dur­ing a meet­ing with Federal Min­is­ter for De­fence Pro­duc­tion, Rana Tan­veer Hus­sain. Rana Tan­vir, who is in China on an of­fi­cial visit, vis­ited Dalian Ship­yard where he was re­ceived by Mr Liu along with other of­fi­cials of SASTIND and ship­yard.

Liu gave a de­tailed brief­ing about ca­pa­bil­i­ties and fa­cil­i­ties and high­lighted that it was the big­gest ship­yard in China. The ship­yard is ca­pa­ble of con­struct­ing not only mil­i­tary ships but also has the ex­per­tise in var­i­ous kinds of commercial ships.

Pre­ced­ing the brief­ing, visit of the ship­yard pro­vided a good chance to wit­ness dif­fer­ent work­shops and fa­cil­i­ties avail­able there.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease is­sued here by the Min­istry of De­fence Pro­duc­tion, dur­ing the dis­cus­sion var­i­ous projects and op­por­tu­ni­ties be­came the fo­cal point. He high­lighted Pak­istan's keen­ness in the project of ship­yard. The Chi­nese side was also very keen, forth­com­ing and as­sured all kind of as­sis­tance. He high­lighted that to fur­ther strengthen our friend­ship and strate­gic part­ner­ship, these kind of projects will have a great im­pact.

The Min­is­ter dur­ing his stay in China, met Chair­man of China ship­build­ing Trad­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, China ship­build­ing In­dus­try Cor­po­ra­tion and China state ship­build­ing cor­po­ra­tion.

The Min­is­ter also added that "PNS AS­LAT is an in­dige­nously pro­duced frigate but we thank our Chi­nese broth­ers to have ex­tended tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise to Pak­istan and Karachi Ship­yard and En­gi­neer­ing Works which has im­proved the skill and ex­per­tise level of our work­ers and tech­ni­cians". Rana Tan­vir is vis­it­ing China on the of­fi­cial in­vi­ta­tion of Ad­min­is­tra­tor of State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Sci­ence Tech­nol­ogy and In­dus­try for Na­tional De­fence (SASTIND).

The Min­is­ter also vis­ited Changx­ing Ship­yard at Shang­hai. The Vice Pres­i­dent of the ship­yard gave an in-depth brief­ing about the ship­yard, high­light­ing its his­tory and ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Af­ter the brief­ing, the Min­is­ter had a round of the var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties of the ship­yard and wit­nessed steps in­volved in ship mak­ing, right from cut­ting of steel to fi­nal step of ship con­struc­tion.

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