Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for External Relations Tran Van Hang on August 5 held a working session with authorities of the central province of Quang Ngai on policies for their residents living and working abroad.

In recent years, Quang Ngai sent 1,400-1,500 people to work abroad on average a year. At present, 4,500 of the local residents are working in 12 countries and territories, mostly the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia.

Those workers in distress at work and those affected by political crisis in their host countries have been assisted by the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in coordination with the Department for Overseas Labour Management, reported Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Thi Loan.

Loan also briefed the NA officials of the province’s socio-economic situation in January-June, including its collection of over 16 trillion VND (752 million USD) for the State budget, up 31 percent year-on-year.

Quang Ngai has four coastal cities and districts, and an island district. It has a fleet of 5,500 offshore fishing vessels, which is one of the largest operating in traditional fishing grounds in Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.-VNA