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Fish death compensationfor farmers

Update: May, 10/2016 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday signed a decision to provide urgent assistance to farmers in the central provinces who suffered losses from the unusual fish death that occurred in early April.— Photo vneconomy.vn

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc yesterday signed a decision to provide urgent assistance to farmers in the central provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế, who suffered losses from the unusual fish death that occurred in early April.

Accordingly, family members of fishing vessel owners and workers working on vessels and fishing logistics households are each eligible for 15kg of rice per month over the course of one and a half months.

Up to VNĐ5 million (US$227) will be offered to each fishing vessel below 90CV that is temporarily forced to stop going out to sea.

Fishery business owners and fishing logistics vessels will be able to enjoy interest-free loans within six months to stockpile seafood from May 5 to June 5.

Toxic fisheries that are caught in the waters within 20 nautical miles of the shore will be provided with financial aid worth less than 70 per cent of their value.

Other aid will be reserved for environmental clean-up actions, including transport and collection of disinfectants.

The mass fish death was discovered in Kỳ Anh Township, Hà Tĩnh Province on April 6, then spread onwards to Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên - Huế.—VNS

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