The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will carry out measures to help fishermen access loans and feel financially secure during their time at sea, SBV Governor Nguyen Van Binh declared.

Binh held a meeting with leaders of Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai on September 25.

He urged the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development’s Ly Son branch to improve its transaction policies and open more transaction counters on the island to provide loans for fishermen and businesses in an effort to develop the maritime sector and invest in tourism.

On this occasion, the governor also handed over 10 billion VND (470,000 USD), donated by commercial banks, to the district’s authorities. The money will be used to build toilets for disadvantaged households.

Binh also met with several fishermen on the island and gave them gifts.-VNA