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Quang Ngai (VNA) – ICOM radio devices were handed over to 35 fishermen in the central province of Quang Ngai on January 11 under the “East Sea Connectivity” programme.

The devices, worth 434 million VND ( 19,300 USD), were granted to 25 fishermen in Duc Pho district and 10 fishermen in Mo Duc district.

Besides, 30 fishermen of Quang Ngai city and Ly Son island district will receive Icom devices.
Initiated by the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) and other relevant units, the programme calls for domestic and foreign aid to equip fishermen with telecommunications devices.

Deputy Chairman of the provincial Red Cross Association Le Truong Son said the programme enables fishermen to contact the mainland when needed during offshore fishing operations to ensure their safety.

Previously, the programme gave 25 SeaGateway and 25 ICOM devices worth 762 million VND (33,500 USD) to fishermen in the provinces of Quang Ninh and Quang Nam and the central city of Da Nang.-VNA