Meeting at Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

• Reviewed the functioning of Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) and had a meeting with officials on 29th December, 2016 at Cochin, Kerala.
• After the meeting I visited the Hull Shop which is the nerve centre of the Shipyard.

• I highlighted the need for expansion of ship repair business and development of skilled labour.

• Inspected 1st Indigenous Air Craft Carrier on board which is under construction at Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL), the pride of Make In India on 29th December, 2016 at Cochin, Kerala.

• India becomes the 5th country in the world to construct Marine Aircraft Carrier with such advanced capabilities.

• Also visited the ship building facilities at Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) which is known for exporting ships to different countries of the world including West Europe and USA while serving the strategic interests of the Nation and congratulated the CSL team for excellent work.

• Visited METI (Maritime Engineering Training Institute), a world class Ship Building Workshop at Cochin, Kerala.

• Interacted with the Trainees about their experiences of Shipping Industry and the future prospects in terms of career in shipping sector worldover

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