The Border Guard High Command of central Quang Ngai province on September 24 opened a new research and rescue station worth 83 billion VND (3.9 million USD) on Ly Son Island, aiming to improve search and rescue missions at sea.

The station includes modern communication devices and essential equipment for search and rescue activities and regular patrols to protect sea and island sovereignty.

It has also been provided with a brand new 1,600 tonne rescue vessel, which will help local fishermen, particularly on the island, feel secure going out to sea.

This move is hoped to contribute to the development of the sea-based economy and ensure national defence and security on both waters and land.-VNA