The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) on June 5 held a ceremony to launch a campaign to call for continued support for fishermen in Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes.

During the event, the VGCL called upon organisations, businesses and individuals inside and outside the country to continue assisting fishermen through the “Fishing nets of love for fishermen in Hoang Sa and Truong Sa” programme.

The support will help fishermen meeting accidents at sea buy fishing tools and boats to resume their production.

VGCL Vice President Hoang Ngoc Thanh said over the past two years, the programme has encouraged fishermen and fisheries union members to persistently pursue their operation at the sea and islands under national sovereignty.

Benefactors can help fishermen by sending text messages with the content “ND” to switchboard 1407. Each message values at 14,000 VND.

Besides, kind-hearted people can also directly support Hoang Sa and Truong Sa fishermen through the “Golden Heart” fund and its branch in Ho Chi Minh City .

The “Golden Heart” fund has so far received more than 37 billion VND (1.76 million USD) in support of the programme.-VNA