|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has decided to extend the rice support for fishermen affected by mass fish deaths in four central provinces. — Photo vietnamnet.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has decided to extend the rice support for fishermen affected by mass fish deaths in four central provinces.
It is part of his decision 113/QĐ-TTg issued last Saturday to replace the previous one on May 9, 2016.
Accordingly, family members of fishing vessel owners and workers working on vessels and fishing logistics households, salt-making households in Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên-Huế are each eligible for 15kg of rice per month over a maximum of six months instead of the current one and a half months.
Fishery business owners and fishing logistics vessels are able to enjoy interest-free loans within six months to stockpile seafood from May 5 to July 5. The previous decision set the date only up to June 5.
The Government leader also asked relevant sectors and local authorities to take an active role in dealing with difficulties when the decision is implemented.
The mass fish death started in Kỳ Anh township, Hà Tĩnh province on April 6, then spread to Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế provinces, washing more than 100 tonnes of dead fish ashore, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. — VNS