CPEC will transform Pakistan into regional economic hub: Naval Chief

KARACHI: The launching rite of 600 Tons Maritime Patrol Vessel being constructed for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA), used to be held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on Tuesday.

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi , Chief of the Naval Staff graced the instance as Chief Guest.

The 600 Tons Maritime Patrol Vessel is a state-of-the-art, multi-mission vessel with metal hull and aluminum tremendous construction having duration of 68.five m, breadth of eight.7 m and will succeed in a most sensible velocity of 27 knots. The send is absolutely supplied to put into effect maritime safety, seek and rescue missions in maritime unique economic zone of Pakistan and is being constructed with technical collaboration of China Shipbuilding & Trading Company (CSTC).

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Speaking at the instance, the Chief Guest Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi congratulated Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, CSTC (China) and PMSA on attaining this essential milestone and stated that it’s but any other land mark venture that speaks volumes of the evergreen friendship between China and Pakistan.

He added that duties of Pakistan Navy and particularly PMSA have greater manifolds after get started of CPEC and extension in EEZ.

While highlighting the importance of CPEC, the admiral stated that CPEC will transform Pakistan into a regional economic hub. If we capitalize on simply 10 % of China’s exterior industry, it will be about 5 occasions the present quantity of industry that we’re wearing thru our port.

He additional stated that Maritime sector on my own has the prospective to double and even triple our GDP. He advised other strata of society to render their give a boost to within the construction of the send construction and maritime sector.

Earlier, MD KS&EW Rear Admiral Syed Hasan Nasir Shah in his welcome cope with stated that this MPV is a part of contract between Ministry of Defence Production and CSTC (China) for development of 6 MPVs for PMSA and those MPVs will act as a pressure multiplier for PMSA in safeguarding maritime frontiers of Pakistan at the side of Pakistan Navy.

The launching rite used to be attended by top rating officers from Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Navy, China Shipbuilding & Trading Company and KS&EW.

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