Illustration photo (Source: VNA)
Binh Dinh (VNA) – As many as 65 ICOM radio devices were handed over to fishermen in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh on January 22-23 under the programme “East Sea connectivity”.

The devices, worth a total of 811 million VND (over 35,000USD), were installed in fishing boats with a capacity of 20-89 CV.

According to Ha Van Cat, President of the provincial Red Cross Society, the devices are to support fishermen in keeping close watch on the weather, enabling them to contact the mainland during offshore fishing operations, thus ensuring their safety.

Initiated by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Vietnam Red Cross, The Voice of Vietnam Radio and Vietnam Television, the “East Sea connectivity” programme calls for domestic and foreign aid to equip all fishermen nationwide with telecommunications devices.

The programme is aimed at supporting and encouraging fishermen to continue in their traditional fishing areas and protect national sea and island sovereignty.-VNA