Bangladesh to get three modern warships from UK
Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 22:59
Dhaka: Bangladesh will soon acquire three modern warships from the UK with a view to modernise and upgrade its naval force, a top official said.

During a meeting, the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed apprised President Zillur Rahman of the commissioning of the three warships, which might be completed during the last week of November.

Vice-Admiral Zahir also told the President that he would visit Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom to explore scopes for training programmes for the navy officers and mariners.

Expressing optimism, the Navy Chief said the Bangladesh Navy would be modernised significantly if the ongoing development programmes taken by the government could be implemented properly.

The Navy Chief sought the President's cooperation in implementing the ongoing development projects.

President Zillur Rahman gave him a patient hearing and expressed his satisfaction over the ongoing development programmes of the Bangladesh Navy.

The President laid emphasis on increasing technology-based skills capacity of the Bangladesh Navy, like other naval forces of developed countries.

The President assured the Navy Chief about his all-out cooperation in performing his duties.


First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 22:59

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