President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Dang Ngoc Tung and senior Ho Chi Minh City officials visited and presented gifts to fishermen in the central province of Quang Ngai on July 12.

The move was meant to offer assistance to officials and fishermen who are safeguarding national sovereignty at sea.

Tung granted a fishing monitoring equipment worth 300 million VND (14,200 USD) to a fisheries trade union in An Hai commune, Ly Son district, and 400 million VND (19,000 USD) to fishermen.

Over 200 gifts, each worth 1 million VND (47 USD), have reached the hands of fishermen’s relatives.
On the occasion, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group donated 110 million VND (5,240) USD) to two fisheries trade unions in An Hai and An Vinh communes.

The Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the VGCL also handed over 1 billion VND (476,000 USD) to the provincial fisheries trade union and the same amount to its members whose boats are damaged.

Earlier on July 11 in the central city of Binh Dinh, Dutch company De Heus presented over 117 million VND to the fund for local fishermen.

In the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, trade union members raised 250 million VND (11,900 USD) in support of law enforcement officials and fishermen.

Hue University offered 240 million VND (11,428 USD) to Coast Guard Zone 2 in the central province of Quang Nam.

The same day, a music contest in the central province of Phu Yen also raised 20 million VND (952 USD) for the work.-VNA