The National Assembly on June 9 decided to spend 16 trillion VND (752 million USD) assisting fishermen to build offshore fishing vessels and equipping fisheries surveillance and coast guard forces.

The amount will be sourced from the 2013 State and central budget expenditure, according to a resolution adopted in the afternoon session.

Earlier, NA deputies approved a resolution on State budget balance for 2012, with 1,038 trillion VND (47.78 billion USD) as total collection and 1,170 trillion VND (around 55 billion USD) as total spending.

On the day, the deputies discussed a proposal on the 2015 NA supervision programme, focusing on major supervision contents and measures to ensure the progress and efficiency of the programme.

On June 10, they are scheduled to have group discussions in the morning and start a question and answer session in the afternoon.-VNA