Nationwide support for coast guards, fishermen

Saturday, 2014-07-12 21:49:41
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VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung presents gifts to fishermen.
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Nhan Dan Online/VNA - President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), Dang Ngoc Tung and senior Ho Chi Minh City officials visited and presented gifts to fishermen in the central province of Quang Ngai on July 12.

The move was meant to offer assistance to officials and fishermen who are safeguarding national sovereignty at sea.

Tung granted fish monitoring equipment worth VND300 million (US$14,200) to a fisheries trade union in An Hai commune, Ly Son district, and VND400 million (US$19,000) to fishermen.

On the occasion, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group donated VND110 million (US$5,240) to two fisheries trade unions in An Hai and An Vinh communes.

The Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the VGCL also handed over VND1 billion (US$476,000) to the provincial fisheries trade union and the same amount to its members whose boats are damaged.

Earlier on July 11 in the central city of Binh Dinh, Dutch company De Heus presented over VND117 million to the fund for local fishermen.

In the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, trade union members raised VND250 million (US$11,900) in support of law enforcement officials and fishermen.

Hue University offered VND240 million (US$11,428) to Coast Guard Zone 2 in the central province of Quang Nam.

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