Bangladesh Army Gets Landing Craft Vessel Personnel

The Khulna Shipyard will hand over a newly built Landing Craft Vessel Personnel (LVCP) to the Bangladesh Army on November 13.

Army chief General Ikbal Karim Bhuiyan will formally receive the vessel, constructed first ever for the army, from the shipyard authorities.

The 19.75-metre long and seven-metre wide LVCP will be able to carry solders and weaponry of the army during both peace and war on the waterways speedily.

Meanwhile, the warship has been launched in the Rupsha River, sources said.

The Khulna Shipyard signed the construction contract with the Bangladesh Army on June, 2009.

Former army chief Muhammad Abdul Mubin inaugurated the construction work at the shipyard on June 29.

The warship built at a cost of around Tk 16 crore will travel 12 to 20 nautical miles per hour, said General Manager (finance) Captain MU Manirul Islam of the shipyard.

Khulna shipyard solely built the warship using own manpower in one and a half years, said Managing Director Commodore RU Ahmad.
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