QUANG NGAI (VNS)— Two fishermen from central Quang Ngai Province's Binh Son District, whose boats were recently damaged in the sea area of Hoang Sa (Paracel), were granted VND20 million each (about US$1,000) on Monday for repairs.
The funding came from the Fishermen Support Fund and the provincial Fatherland Front Committee.
One of the boats, owned by Tran Van Dung from Binh Chau Commune, was struck by a Chinese vessel on May 20. The second boat, owned by Tran Van Quang from Binh Thanh Commune, was damaged during an accident in April.
According to Nguyen Xuan Hue, chairman of the Quang Ngai Fishermen Support Fund, as well as financial support, Quang will be able to ask for a loan from the fund at a reduced interest rate to fix his boat. — VNS