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Asmar was the protagonist of the Public Account 2024

This Saturday, June 1st, the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, led his third Public Account since he took office in March 2022.

Publicada: Monday 3 de June del 2024
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The ceremony lasted two hours and 45 minutes, with a report on the achievements and challenges faced by the Government, where an important announcement on naval matters was highlighted. In his speech, President Boric referred to the work done by the Asmar Shipyards and Shipyards of the Navy (Asmar), which this year launched the Icebreaker Viel, a vessel that was entirely built by the shipyards, which joins the towed Lientur. ‘I have instructed the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Economy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy to present me within three months with a National Shipbuilding Policy for the coming years, with Asmar as the leader in a coordination of the capacity of our public and private shipyards,’ said the President. Meanwhile, in the sectoral account shared by the Ministry of Defence, the department valued the various advances for the years 2023-2024, such as the increase in personnel in the Navy’s littoral ranks; the handing over of land belonging to the Armed Forces in support of the Emergency Housing Plan; the evacuation of compatriots from the Middle East; the support of infrastructure through military premises used as headquarters for Santiago de Chile; the evacuation of compatriots from the Middle East; and the support of infrastructure through military premises used as headquarters for Santiago de Chile. The evacuation of compatriots from the Middle East; infrastructure support through military premises used as headquarters for Santiago 2023, the holding of FIDAE 2024, the activation of the Joint Scientific Polar Station Glaciar Unión and Operation Hielo IV for the measurement of glaciers in Chilean Antarctic Territory, among others. With regard to the challenges for the coming months, Minister Maya Fernández listed several actions, such as the construction of the first National Space Centre in Cerrillos; the delivery of the Almirante Viel icebreaker by ASMAR to the Navy; the Escotillón IV project included in the Continuous National Shipbuilding Plan; the design of the Public Technological Institute for Defence Innovation; the progress of the updating processes of the National Defence Policy; the National Cyber Defence Policy; the National Policy for the Use of the Coastal Border and the Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

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