Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson AO, during an online press briefing on May 3 said that the Australian Embassy in the Philippines and Austal are looking forward to finalizing negotiations in taking over the Hanjin shipyard in Subic.
“I’m hopeful that there will be some progress made in the next month or two that we’ll see a finalization of all those negotiations,” Robinson said as quoted by PNA.
Ambassador Robinson said bagging the Hanjin facility deal will push further expansion for Austal in the Philippines.
“You heard today about Austal’s commitment to the Philippines, where Austal really wants to invest further and become a shipbuilder of choice for the Philippines and the region. And that Hanjin facility, if that comes to the fore, will be a marvelous way to enable that,” he said.