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Submarine procurement project put on hold

Jul 15. 2015
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By The Nation

The proposal to buy three Chinese submarines has been put on hold and would not be put into consideration by the Cabinet yet, said Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan Wednesday.
Prawit, who is also Defence Minister, said the Navy will have to work on informing the public more about the issue and come up with comparative information on what Thailand will gain in terms of maritime benefits if it will spend money on the three Chinesemade submarines estimated at Bt36 billions.
 Prawit said the Navy should come up with a clear details on the claimed benefits and to explain as to how suitable it is the go ahead with the purchase and well as to how it will improve the strength and potential of the armed forces.

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