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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – As many as nine satellite communication machines integrated GPS (VX-1700), worth 28 million VND (1,220 USD) each, have recently been offered to fishermen in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The machines, form part of a programme to provide 15 VX-1700 devices to local fishermen with the aim to help them assuredly take to sea for production, were presented by the Thua Thien-Hue branch of the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Previously, the provincial Border Guard Command presented two VX-1700 machines worth a total of 50 million VND (2,170 USD) to Vinh Hien Border Post and a local fisherman.

The provincial People’s Committee has decided to provide 160 offshore fishing boats with a capacity from 100 CV to 1,110 CV for fishermen.

In the coming time, the province will implement policies to encourage investment in building new offshore fishing vessels with capacity of 90 CV or above.-VNA