President to commission 4 Navy warships Wednesday

08 Nov,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

President Abdul Hamid will inaugurate four warships built for Bangladesh Navy at Titumir Naval Base Jetty at Khalishpur of Khulna on Wednesday.

The President will also hand over the four warships - Nishan, Durgam, Halda and Pashur - to Bangladesh Navy at a ceremony there, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said on Tuesday.

The four warships built by Khulna Shipyard Ltd (KSY) at a cost of Tk 942 crore are now experimentally patrolling the Bhairab and Rupsha rivers. Of them, Durgam has already patrolled the Bay of Bengal.

The President will reach the Titumir Naval Base around 11am and commission the warships. Later, he will address a rally on the occasion.

With a cruising speed of 25 nautical miles, the two warships -- Nishan and Durgam -- catagorised as patrol boats while remaining two -- Halda and Pashur -- catagorised as submarine tag boats are equipped with modern military guns and automatic arms facilities which can be used against submarine.

Managing Director of Khulna Shipyard Limited Commodore Anisur Rahman Mollah said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the country’s largest shipbuilding project in 2015.

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