Na­tion does not need nu­clear sub­marines, says Pres­i­dent Ma

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Pres­i­dent Ma Ying-jeou said Sun­day that Tai­wan needs diese­l­elec­tric sub­marines rather than nu­clear-pow­ered ones and has de­cided to build the type of craft it re­quires.

Ma made the re­mark dur­ing a visit to a pro­pel­ler fac­tory in south­ern Tai­wan’s Ping­tung County, where he was urged to ad­dress the prob­lem of a brain drain in Tai­wan’s ship­build­ing in­dus­try.

Cheng Cheng-yi, chair­man of Hung Shen Pro­pel­ler Co., who ac­com­pa­nied Ma on the visit, said Tai­wan has the tech­nol­ogy to build its own sub­marines and should rely mainly on do­mes­tic rather than over­seas sup­ply.

CNA

Pres­i­dent Ma Ying-jeou, sec­ond left, lis­tens to a guide dur­ing his visit to the Hung Shen Pro­pel­ler Co. in Ping­tung, yesterday.

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