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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Navy readies new PR effort for submarines

Type 039A (Yuan) class SSKThe navy plans to step up lobbying efforts to convince the public that submarines are necessary and worthy of investment.

Adm Narongpol Na Bangchang, the assistant navy commander, said Tuesday the renewed public-relations effort comes at the suggestion of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who said the navy needs to better explain the proposal to a sceptical public.

Until the submarine plan gains more public support, Gen Prawit told the navy to hold off on sending an purchase plan to the cabinet for approval, said Adm Narongpol, who heads the sub acquisition committee.

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