ICFO supports Vietnamese fishermen hinh anh 1Fishermen in Ninh Thuan province (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Chairman of the International Cooperative Fisheries Organisation (ICFO) Kim Im-Kweon has agreed to provide 10,000 USD to support fisheries cooperatives and fishermen in Vietnam’s central coastal provinces of Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan, which were severely affected by the recent typhoon Damrey.

Chairman of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) Nguyen Ngoc Bao will present the cash to fisheries cooperatives in Phu Yen on November 29 and Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan on November 30.

Earlier he had a working session with Kim Im-Kweon – who is also Chairman of the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives of the Republic of Korea (NFFC) to exchange the development situation of Vietnamese fisheries cooperatives and share difficulties they are facing.

He proposed the ICFO provide both material and spiritual assistance for fisheries cooperatives in the central part of Vietnam, which suffered heavy losses caused by the storm.

The ICFO, one of the sectoral organisations of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), was founded in 1976. It assists fisheries development by providing information on fisheries to fisheries cooperatives around the world, and promotes exchange of expertise and experience among them through training, symposiums, seminars, and other means.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm in the East Sea, hit Vietnam’s south central coast on November 4. Following downpours and floods had claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.-VNA