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Hai Phong (VNA) – Vietnamese and international legal regulations on seas and islands have been disseminated to residents in islands and border areas across the northern port city of Hai Phong during 2013-2016.

It was reported at a conference held in Hai Phong on November 15 to review a related project, jointly carried out by the Hai Phong People’s Committee and the Border Guard High Command.

Colonel Dao Quang Thuc, deputy director of the project, said communicators have creatively made serious contents of legal documents practical and memorable.

The documents focus on a number of topics, including the resolution of the fourth Party Central Committee (10 th tenure) on Vietnam’s maritime strategy towards 2020, the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Another content that more closely related to local fishermen was the Prime Minister’s Instruction 689/CT-TTg issued in May 2010 on measures to reduce the number of arrested fishing boats and fishermen at sea.

Communications campaigns on law compliance in Hai Phong between 2013 and 2016 have contributed to reducing the number of violations during the period by 364 cases compared to that of the 2009-2012 period.

Hoang Thi Hong Luan, Vice Chairwoman of the People’s Committee in Cat Hai district said the population of her area is not stable due to the movement of migrant workers, thus communications activities must be specifically designed for smaller groups of people.

According to Luan, to facilitate the information dissemination, Cat Hai has set up musical troupes in various localities and created a TV programme on legal education for every Saturday broadcast. The district concentrated on matters that attract public concern, such as maritime resources protection and land law.

Vice Chairman of the Hai Phong People’s Committee Le Khac Nam stressed the need to continuously implement the project, requesting relevant agencies to closely work together and improve their communications human resources.

Hai Phong is one of 28 coastal cities and provinces in Vietnam. It consists of 15 districts, 8 of which have sea border areas.-VNA