President M Abdul Hamid is expected to commission four navy warships built by state-run Khulna Shipyard Ltd (KSY) on Wednesday.
The President will travel to Khulna and hand over the warships to Bangladesh Navy at an official ceremony, said a spokesperson at the Bangabhaban.
The warships are Nishan, Durgam, Halda and Pashur.
Among the four, Nishan and Durgam are patrol crafts whereas Halda and Pashur are categorized as submarine tug-boats.
‘The ceremony will be held at Titumir Naval Base Jetty area at Khalishpur there,” said President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin.
KSY officials, meanwhile, said they built the four ships at a cost of Taka 942 crore which were put on experimental patrol duty in the Bay of Bengal and Bhairab and Rupsha rivers ahead of the formal commissioning.
KSY general manager for production Captain M Nurul Islam Sharif said with a cruising speed of 25 nautical miles, Nishan and Durgam were categorized as patrol boats while the other two Halda and Pashur were categorized as submarine tag boats.
“All the crafts are equipped with modern military guns and automatic arms facilities. . . they are of global standard and will be used to maintain security at maritime boundary and collect marine resources,” he added.