LAMPUNG-PT Daya Radar Utama held the first steel cutting event for the construction of three units of tanker ships (AT) of Navy orders at Lampung shipyard on Friday (21/4).

The event was attended by a number of officers of the Navy namely Assistant Logistics Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral TNI Mulyadi SPi, M.A, Pati Sahli Itjenal First Admiral Dadi Hartanto.

Also present was the Head of the Navy’s First Vice Admiral Prasetya Nugraha ST, Head of Naval Admiral Service Department Ir Azis Ikhsan Bachtiar M, Tr., Paban I Rensopsal Colonel Budianto and Task Force Commander of Domestic Affairs Navy Ship AT 5.6 and 7 Colonel Al Imran, Tr.

The DRU comes from Managing Director Agus Gunawan, Director of PT DRU Ajid Gunawan, Technical Director of PT DRU Mohammad Affandy and officials in the company’s work environment.

The ceremonial procession of the first steel plate cutting event begins with the statement of the commencement of steel plate cuts from the Assistant Logistics Chief of Staff of the Navy and continued with keen siren and signing of the minutes.

In his speech, Assistant Logistics Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral TNI Mulyadi SPi, M.A advised that the construction of this ship can run smoothly, on time and on quality. He also praised PT DRU as one of the best private shipyards in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Agus Gunawan said that he is very grateful and express his deepest gratitude to the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Headquarters of the Navy, especially the Logistic Assistant who has given the trust to build the AT ship.

Previously DRU has learned a lot from building a ship AT 3 KRI Teluk Bintuni which now has operated to support national defense activities. “Currently, we are also building AT 4,” he said.

Agus said the ship is very special because it can increase the added value, both tehadap us and the environment where we are. We are proud to be part of the success story to realize the independence of the national defense system.

“We are also proud, the added value of this project to the people’s economy around the shipyard is very high because it absorbs hundreds of workers, even 100 percent of the workers are the sons and daughters of Indonesia,” he said.