A number of communication devices have been given to fishermen in the central province of Quang Nam to help them feel secure while going out to sea.

A ceremony to hand over the equipment was held in Quang Nam on August 1 by the Ministry of Information and Communication in coordination with the Vietnam Red Cross Society, Vietnam Television, and radio The Voice of Vietnam.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Le Nam Thang said the equipment was donated by organisations and individuals from home and abroad in response to a campaign launched by the ministry and the Vietnam Red Cross Society last year.

The campaign “Connecting the East Sea” was to call for donations from both inside and outside the country to raise fund to equip fishermen with communication devices.-VNA