SURABAYA, July 17 (JDN.id) – The current global trade war can be an opportunity for the Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, especially for state-run shipbuilder Penataran Angkatan Laut (PAL), Indonesian Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said.
see url source url “This trade war is actually our opportunity. It could benefit us for budget efficiency by developing better (strategic) domestic industry,” Pandjaitan said as stated in the ministry’s statement.
source url PAL is currently producing its third submarine, namely warship Alugoro-405 in cooperation with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), according to its CEO Budiman Saleh.
click here Spareparts of the submarine are from South Korea and assembling process is at PAL shipyard. The production is expected to finish this year.
He said the supremacy of the submarine is on its precision and no deformed. Saleh said the company hopes to be able to fulfill the need of Indonesia’s Navy. It also targets foreign buyers including from African and Southeast Asian countries.