President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan on July 19 had a working session with leading officials of Ly Son Island district, central Quang Ngai province, on the implementation of policies supporting aquaculture and fishing activities in the locality.

He talked with local authorities on issues relating to policies on seafood development, credit for upgrading fishing boats and ship shelter on the island.

Nhan acknowledged Ly Son people’s resolve to go out to the ocean, thus contributing to safeguarding the country’s sacred sea and islands.

He also visited garlic farms on the island and encouraged farmers to develop the Ly Son garlic specialty.

On this occasion, the Fatherland Front gave 2,000 national flags to the fishermen to fly on their ships, 200 gift packages to families on Ly Son Island and 300 million VND (14,000 USD) each to five fishermen to build new ships. It also presented 300 million VND to the Ly Son Border Guard to build five houses for soldiers with difficulties.-VNA