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Quang Ngai fishermen get support

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Many organisations and individuals nationwide have joined hands in assisting fisherman in the central province of Quang Ngai in overcoming difficulties caused by natural disasters to continue fishing at sea.

Dinh Van Giau in An Hai commune, Ly Son district on November 2 had a new fishing vessel, which was built with the support by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) and the Quang Ngai Fishermen Support Fund.

He said he is very happy to have the new boat to continue his fishing activities in the waters of Hoang Sa archipelago, thus contributing to developing the local economy and protecting the national sea and island sovereignty.

The same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Party Commit tee presented 90 fish-detectors and long-distance communication devices worth over 2 billion VND (94,000 USD) to members of the An Hai and An Vinh fishing trade unions in the district.

The gifts will make local fishermen’s catch more effective, thus increasing outputs, said Duong Minh Lanh, a fisherman in Ly Son district.

Since its establishment two years ago, the provincial Fishermen Support Fund has received over 5 billion VND (235,000 USD) from many agencies, businesses and individuals inside and outside the country as aid for local fishermen.

With a total of 40 billion VND (1.88 million USD) raised, the fund has helped build seven fishing vessels and provided assistance for over 300 fishermen, who met with accidents while operating offshore.

The timely support has helped fishermen in Quang Ngai stabilise their lives and maintain operations at sea, contributing to protecting the national sea and island sovereignty.-VNA
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