Thua Thien – Hue: compensation effectively used hinh anh 1Fishermen in Phu Vang district use compensation to build offshore fishing ships (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA)
- Most fishermen in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have effectively used their compensation from last year’s Formosa-caused marine environmental incident.

Two batches of compensation, worth nearly 33 billion VND (1.45 million USD), have been distributed to 2,048 affected locals in Phong Dien district.

About 25 billion VND (1.1 million USD) is being provided to 800 people with seasonal jobs, 177 others fishing with small boats and 135 those who farm aquatic products.

In Phong Hai commune, 1,379 people have received compensation from the two batches, with the total amount exceeding 21 billion VND (924,000 million USD). Most of them bought fishing tools for offshore fishing. Some built tanks to farm eels, while other households invested in pig and poultry raising.

Meanwhile Phu Loc district is giving compensation of 149 billion VND (6.55 million USD) to 7,484 people. More than 2,000 people from Loc Vinh commune will receive 37.343 billion VND (1.65 million USD) from April 18-21, while 2,900 others from Lang Co town will receive about 57 billion VND (2.5 million USD) from April 25-29.

From April 3-15, 1,534 people from Vinh Hien commune received 27.688 billion VND (1.2 million USD).

On April 11-12, 90 people from Loc Tri commune received 5.058 billion VND (220,000 USD), 391 people from Vinh Hai commune received 6.225 billion VND (265,000 USD), 349 people from Loc Binh commune 6.670 billion VND (291,000 USD), and 217 from Vinh My commune 8.162 billion VND (360,000 USD).

Tran Ven from Loc Tri said he will use the compensation to repair ships and buy fishing tools and fuel for offshore fishing.-VNA