China's second domestically built cruise ship began construction on Monday, as the nation's shipbuilding industry has basically mastered core technologies in cruise design and construction, officials and industry experts said.
Work on the interior and outfitting of the first locally made cruise ship is currently underway and on schedule, they said.
A steel sheet cutting ceremony for the nation's second domestically built cruise ship was held at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co on Monday, kicking off the vessel's construction.
The second vessel will not be a duplication of the first ship. said Zhou Qi, vice-general manager of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, a unit under China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), the world's largest shipbuilder.
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