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Gwadar Shipyard project to commence shortly

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KARACHI, Dec 28 (APP): The Chief of the Naval Staff announced

the establishment of shipyard in Gwadar and said that the project

would commence shortly and will be completed in three to five years.

He was speaking as chief guest at the Pakistan Navy’s second

`PN-Industrial Seminar’. The event was held at the Pakistan Navy Engineering College,

Karachi, says a PN statement on Thursday.

The Naval chief lauded the participation by the representatives of various industries from Private Sector.

He highlighted that the seminar shall indeed be beneficial to formulate way forward to further enhance role of private sector in support of Pakistan Navy’s technological requirements.

The chief guest further stated that global scenario in general and regional geopolitical situation in particular

warrant concrete and long-term policy decisions for achieving self-reliance. While announcing the establishment of the shipyard in Gwadar, the Admiral said that the project will commence shortly and will be completed in 3 to 5 years.

“Technical know-how and basic industrial infrastructure to support Research and Development (R&D) is available in the country. However, it is time to integrate and optimize these facilities with a view to further strengthen the process of self reliance” he added.

Chief of the Naval Staff emphasized on increase in the number of ports to cater future requirements and maritime

challenges.

He said Pak Navy is the custodian of blue economy and maritime awareness is need of the hour in the context of maritime affairs.

While expressing his confidence, the Naval Chief said that through meaningful engagement of the private sector and well-articulated strategy, Pakistan will attain complete self-reliance with diligence and focused attention.

He further added that in the present era of globalization and technological innovation, we need to join hands and create collaborations and partnerships that can add value to our national economy and strengthen our national defence.

He appreciated the response of private sector which showed resolve to work in time constrained and technologically challenging environment.

The seminar was attended by a large number of PN officers

and representatives of local industry and academia.

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