Government to put LCS project back on track, says Hisham

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will focus on putting the littoral combat ship (LCS) project back on track, as decided by the Cabinet, says Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic).

In a post on Facebook on Saturday (Aug 13), he said negotiations with vendors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and banks are being carried out.

Hishammuddin, who is also Defence Minster, said this in relation to the procurement of the LCS which became an issue following the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report which revealed that no ship had been completed even though the project contract worth RM6.083bil stipulated that five of the six ships would be completed and handed over by August 2022.

In the post, Hishamuddin said his team took media personnel to Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, Perak on Saturday (Aug 13) to look at the external and internal conditions of the LCS under construction.

"I never get tired of asserting many times that the Defence Ministry and I have nothing to hide. At the same time, the wrongdoers must be brought to justice," he added. – Bernama

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