Alexa PM vows to turn Bangladesh Navy into `Builder Navy`

Dhaka, Thursday   05 December 2019

PM vows to turn Bangladesh Navy into `Builder Navy`

 Chittagong Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 02:26 PM, 24 December 2017   Updated: 09:36 PM, 3 January 2018

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "We`ll be able to turn Bangladesh Navy into a `Builder Navy` from `Buyer Navy` gradually and we ourselves can export warships, Insha Allah."

In this connection, she mentioned that two submarine destroyer large patrol craft - Durgam and Nishan - built in Khulna Shipyard were commissioned to the naval fleet last month, while a process for constructing modern frigates in Chittagong Dry Dock is underway.

The premier was addressing the President Parade-2017 marking the passing out of the Midshipman-2015 and the Direct Entry Officers (DEO) 2017/B batches of Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) at the academy parade ground here this morning.

Prime Minister said to the newly-commissioned officers of Bangladesh Navy, "I firmly believe that you would dedicate yourselves to the great responsibility of safeguarding the country`s independence and sovereignty being imbued with the spirit of the Liberation War.’’

Sheikh Hasina also directed them to show their loyalty to their seniors and sympathy to the subordinates. She said, "I hope that you`ll be able to put Bangladesh Navy at more glorious position on the world stage by maintaining the chain of command.”

On her arrival at the BNA parade ground, the prime minister was received by Navy Chief Admiral M Nizam Uddin Ahmed, Commander of Chittagong Naval Area Rear Admiral Abu Ashraf and Naval Academy Commandant Golam Sadek.

Ministers, PM`s advisors, parliament members (MP), chiefs of Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Air Force, senior military and civil officials, diplomats, local political leaders and guardians of the newly commissioned midshipmen were present.

On the occasion a spectacular parade, participated by midshipmen of passing out batches and different contingents of the navy, was arranged.