ZAGREB, April 30 (Hina) – A delegation of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) talked with members of the management and supervisory boards of the Uljanik shipbuilding group for four hours on Tuesday, showing interest in the technology and special-purpose vessels, a member of Uljanik’s supervisory board said after the meeting in the northern coastal town of Pula.
“I am glad to see that there are people who are interested in both shipyards, considering the situation we are in. The talks focused on the past, present and future of the shipyards in Pula and Rijeka, on shipbuilding and technology,” Samir Hadžić told the press.
Expressing his satisfaction with the meeting, Hadžić said that the Chinese had primarily shown interest in the technology and special-purpose ships which Uljanik had built until now. He added that they did not discuss money or any kind of interim financing.
Hadžić noted that the Chinese asked for concrete answers, analysing each item, “and when they will make their final decision, only they know.”
“We cannot force anyone to make a final decision in a short time. It’s a process, but I hope it won’t take much time, because the workers in Pula and Rijeka have no more time to wait,” he said.
The high-level Chinese delegation was led by CSIC CEO Hu Wenming, and the meeting was also attended by the Croatian Assistant Minister of Economy, Zvonimir Novak.
After Pula, the Chinese delegation travelled to Rijeka to visit the 3. Maj shipyard which together with the Pula-based Uljanik forms the backbone of the Uljanik shipbuilding group.
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