President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Dang Ngoc Tung has presented 580 million VND (27,260 USD) to six fishermen in Binh Son and Ly Son districts in the central province of Quang Ngai, whose fishing vessels were damaged during accidents at sea.

During his working visit to Quang Ngai on September 27, Tung also handed over 300 million VND (14,100 USD) to the provincial Fund for poor patients.
The two donations are made by the “Golden Heart” Fund of Lao Dong Newspaper.

On September 28, the local Fishermen Support Fund and the People’s Committee of Ly Son district held a ceremony to hand over 136 million VND (6,392 USD) in assistance to five local fishermen in An Hai and An Vinh communes.

The money is intended to help the fishermen repair their ships and purchase fishing equipment.
Previously, a ship owner in Duc Pho district also received 15 million USD from the fund to equip her ship with the positioning system.

Through the activities, the fund hopes to help local fishermen become better equipped to go fishing at sea.-VNA