VND3.4 bil given fishermen suffering losses

The fund to support fishermen in the central province of Quang Ngai presented VND 3.4billion to 22 relatives of fishermen and those who suffered loss due to natural disaster and hit by Chinese boats.

The financial support aimed to help fishermen stabilize their lives. 

Each family having their dead relatives in sea was given VND5 million (US$224)

17 other were offered an amount of VND35-60 million to buy new fishing equipment.

Additionally, the fund supported each VND700 million three fishermen Nguyen Van Cu, Nguyen Huu Quang and Dang Dung  in Binh Chau Commune in Binh Son District who suffered losses due to natural disaster and VND500 million to Duong Van Giau in An Vinh Commune in Ly Son District to make new boat.

The fund totally supported VND3.4 billion to fishermen.

Currently, the province has around 1,000 fishing boats which usually go out to sea in Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

By Nguyen Dac Thanh – translated by Anh Quan

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