The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the south-central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, in collaboration with Khanh Hoa Newspaper and DVA GROUP, on April 27 presented national flags to local fishermen who often work offshore in order to encourage them maintaining their operation at sea.
As many as 3,000 flags were handed over to representatives of fisheries trade unions of communes and wards of Nha Trang city during a ceremony held at Hon Ro – the largest fishing port in the south-central region.
The programme aimed to call on fishermen to join hands in protecting the country’s sovereignty over sea and islands.
Vice Chairman of Vinh Phuoc Fisheries Trade Union Nguyen Tan Lau thanked the organisers and sponsors for the gift, saying that the flags are meaningful to fishermen as they encourage them to continue offshore trips, contributing to affirming the national sovereignty.
Khanh Hoa fishermen will well observe legal regulations on exploiting and protecting aquatic resources, and combating illegal fishing, and not violating foreign waters and fishing regulations, he said.
On the occasion, the organisers also presented 30 gift packages to fishermen with difficult circumstances in Nha Trang city./.
Source: Vietnam News Agency