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Damen to build six vessels for Vietnam Coast Guard
The Saigon Times Daily
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Damen to build six vessels for Vietnam Coast Guard

The Saigon Times Daily

Representatives of the Vietnam Coast Guard and Damen Shipyards sign a contract for building six versatile ships for the former, with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte witnessing

HCMC - Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands signed a contract to build six versatile ships for the Vietnam Coast Guard during the Vietnam-Holland Business Forum on Monday, according to local news reports.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

During his meeting on the same day with leaders of major Dutch companies including Damen, PM Phuc said Vietnam is prioritizing development of the shipbuilding industry to boost economic growth and at the same time strengthen defense capabilities.

He hailed the deal signed between Damen Shipyards and the Vietnam Coast Guard, saying Damen should weigh transferring shipbuilding technology to Vietnamese partners to build patrol and ocean surveillance ships and those for carrying out construction works at sea and offshore activities.

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