SHIPYARDS IN PAPE‘ETE WILL NOT CLOSE DOWN

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SHIPYARDS IN PAPE‘ETE WILL NOT CLOSE DOWN

PAPE‘ETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia (June 23, 2002 – Tahitipresse)---The new French Minister for Defense, Michele Alliot-Marie, said last week in Paris, that the DCN shipyards in Pape‘ete will not close down.

This announcement came at a meeting she had with the president of the government of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse.

The DCN (Direction des Constructions Navales) is a public company that mostly services French Navy ships. Since many French Navy ships left Tahiti following the end of nuclear tests in Moruroa in 1996, there have been persistent rumors that the DCN shipyards in Pape‘ete would close down.

Created in the 1970's, the DCN shipyards in Pape‘ete can also repair fishing boats and small-cruise ships.

For additional reports from Tahiti Press, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Other News Sources: Agence Tahitienne de Presse. 

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