Prime Minister instructs no heavy interest rate to fishermen

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered banks to curb heavy interest rates to fisherman at a meeting with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor on March 11.

The Government will help fishermen build large iron boats (Photo: SGGP)

Specific preferential policies are needed to assist more than one million Vietnamese fishermen working at sea everyday, said Prime Minister Dung. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development helps fishermen build large iron boats to replace wooden to venture further out to sea.

He also instructed relevant sides to have a suitable insurance policy to support fishermen and continue to install positioning devices for all fishing boats.

A total of 2,300 boats have been installed with positioning devices, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam. The ministry is striving to set up the devices for all fishing boats as soon as possible.

Lack of kindergartens in industrial zones was another issue mentioned at the meeting by Deputy Chairwoman of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor Nguyen Thi Thu Hong.

Construction of nursery schools should be joined hand by the society because the state budget is unable to afford the projects, said Prime Minister Dung.

He asked the Ministry of Education and Training to work with relevant ministries and departments to tackle the issue.

By Lam Nguyen – Translated by Hai Mien

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