PM Rowley and his delegation arrived in Perth Australia on Sunday 20th May, 2018 to commence his working visit to that country.
Yesterday, the PM and his team met with executives of Austal Shipyards. Austal is Australia’s major shipbuilder of aluminum vessels for civilian and military use and has supplied Coast Guard vessels to Trinidad and Tobago in the past.
The delegation received a tour of the facility as well as some of the vessels made by Austal. They also viewed a presentation by the company detailing its ability to custom build vessels to the specifications of the client and suitable for the conditions under which the vessel would be expected to perform.
The delegation has now departed for Sydney where PM Rowley is scheduled to visit another Australian shipbuilder in Tasmania, INCAT, as well as meet with the Export Financing Corporation (EFIC) there.
The PM is exploring the possibility of a Government to Government relationship with the authorities in Australia with the aim of establishing effective border protection in Trinidad and Tobago.