VP visits Pindad in Bandung

May 22, 2009, Jakarta -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla arrived here on Friday to inspect the making of military armored vehicles by PT Pindad.

On the occasion the vice president inspected 40 units of fighting armored vehicles APS 6X6 and 4x4 which were ordered by the Defense Ministry.

The 40 armored vehicles are being tried out by a special team and they are expected to be ready next month.

During the visit, Jusuf Kalla was accompanied by PT Pindad president director Adie Avianto who gave explanations about the specifications and the development of the armored vehicles.

"The vehicles are being tried out by a special team and they will be handed to the Defense Ministry next month," Adie Avianto said.

In his one-day visit to Bandung, the vice president is also scheduled to perform Friday prayers at West Java`s grand mosque in the city and then visit the Golkar Party`s West Java regional board in his capacity as the party chairman.

Kalla will conclude his visit by inspecting the Caringin central market on Soekarno-Hatta street and then hold a gathering with local figures before returning to Jakarta in the evening.

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