The program to call for support for fishermen in Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes has raised nearly VND40 billion over the past two years.
Vice President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), Hoang Ngoc Thanh said that fishermen, depending on level of damage they suffer, can receive aid worth up to VND200 million to VND500 million to help them overcome their difficulties when they are in distress at sea.
Nearly two years after its launch, the program has called on youth unions, labourers, businesses, organisations and millions of individuals nationwide to help hundreds of fishermen as a contribution to to protecting the sovereignty of the nation’s sea and islands.
Thanh said VGCL President Dang Ngoc Tung granted the sum to fishermen. In addition, VGCL has also sent delegations to pass on best wishes and provide timely support to help fishermen buy fishing tools or boats.