(Web Desk) – The steel-cutting ceremony of two warships of Type 054 A/P Frigates Project being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard, China.
According to a press release of Pakistan Navy Media Directorate issued on Friday, Chief Naval Overseer (CNO) China, Commodore Azfar Humayun of Pakistan Navy and president of the China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC) jointly performed the steel-cutting of the two frigates.
Type-054 A/P ships are the state-of-the-art frigates equipped with modern surface, subsurface and anti air weapons and sensors.
Once constructed, these ships will be the most technologically advanced platforms of Pakistan Navy that will strengthen its capability to meet future challenges and maintain peace, stability and power equilibrium in the Indian Ocean region.
While speaking on the occasion, the chief guest highlighted that the programme was yet another manifestation of time-tested and ever-growing Pakistan-China friendship.
He also acknowledged the commitment and dedication of CSTC team in the project.
The ceremony was also attended by officers of Pakistan Navy and representatives, officials of China Shipbuilding Trading Company and Hudong Zhonghua shipyard.