Work on prototype for Taiwanese submarine to begin November 24

  • 20 November, 2020
  • John Van Trieste
President Tsai Ing-wen (center) pictured at a groundbreaking ceremony held in May 2019 for a submarine development center.

Work on a prototype for a Taiwan-built submarine is set to begin on November 24. That was the word from Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang on Friday.

Chang confirmed media reports that said a ceremony to mark the start of work will be held November 24, and that President Tsai Ing-wen will attend.

Chang said that Taiwan’s domestic submarine-building program, launched under Tsai’s administration, is an important part of Taiwan’s work to achieve self-sufficiency in matters of national defense and promote Taiwan’s defense industry.

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