Another steel ship presented to Quang Ngai fisherman

Tuesday, 2016-11-22 17:44:55
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Vingroup Vice President Le Khac Hiep (left) presents the vessel to fisherman Huynh Thach.
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NDO/VNA—Another steel fishing vessel was presented to a fisherman in Duc Pho district’s Pho Quang commune in central Quang Ngai province on November 22.

This is the twelfth steel ship of its kind to be built with preferential credit from the provincial Fishermen Support Fund, as instructed in the Government’s Decree 67/2014/ND-CP, which is designed to boost the development of the fisheries industry, including a programme on building high-capacity steel boats for deep-sea fishing.

The vessel was built by Nha Trang Shipbuilding Company at a total cost of VND12 billion (US$528,000). It has a capacity of 811CV and measures 26m long, 7m wide and 3.4m high.

The ship will be run by a crew of ten trained members. The owner of the vessel, Huynh Thach, 44, said the vessel will help him fish off-shore effectively and safely.

At the same time, the Fund provided an aid package worth VND269 million (US$11,836) to support local needy fishermen.