The association of Vietnamese people in Ostrava and North Moravia, the Czech Republic, on August 4 presented 4,800 USD in cash to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour to aid fishermen working at sea.

The confederation has been running a fund-raising programme named “Nghia Tinh Hoang Sa-Truong Sa” to assist fishermen as well as the coast guard and fisheries surveillance forces who are safeguarding national sovereignty over sea and islands.

The programme also delivers assistance to relatives of soldiers who laid down their lives to safeguard the national sovereignty in battles in Hoang Sa (1974) and Truong Sa (1988).-VNA