Khulna Shipyard starts building gun-ships
Staff Correspondent, Khulna
Khulna Shipyard has started constructing five gun-ships at a cost of Tk 300 crore in cooperation with China and expected to complete the work by December 2013.
Earlier on March 5, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction works during her visit to the shipyard that is run by Bangladesh Navy since 1999.
The shipyard’s Managing Director Commodore Riazuddin Ahmed said they had so far paid Tk 24 crore to the National Board of Revenue in income taxes and value-added taxes.
The company built 75 new medium- and small-sized commercial ships and repaired 221 old ships since 1999. “We have opened a academy to build up skilled manpower where SSC passed students will get admission to be trained in technical works,” he said.
He also hoped the shipyard will be able to build export quality modern ships in future.