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SMS campaign launched to help poor fishermen

Update: May, 09/2018 - 15:50
The Hà Nội Red Cross Society donates VNĐ1 billion and the Mecom Marine Equipment JSC. also donates 10 aqua products exploitation recorders to the Việt Nam Red Cross’s campaign. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
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HÀ NỘI — A humanitarian campaign was launched on May 8 to help poor fishermen in economic development and support them to maintain their fishing as well as protect the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

The campaign, entitled Together for the sea and islands, was launched by the Việt Nam Red Cross (VNRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400.

People can support the programme by texting BD to 1407 to June 26, 2018. Each mobile text message will contribute VNĐ20,000 (85US cents) to the fund.

“We expect to mobilise at least 100,000 text messages or VNĐ2 billion (US$88,500) from local and international donors,” said VNRC President NguyễnThị Xuân Thu.

Thu said that all collected money and goods will be used to provide a medicine box, training course on first aid and provide free health check-up and medicine to poor fishermen in coastal provinces of the country.

The campaign will also donate communication equipment to help fishermen following weather information and alerts as well as to provide livelihood loans to help poor fishermen in production shift and economy development, according to Thu.

At the event, the Hà Nội Red Cross Society donated VNĐ1 billion and the Mecom Marine Equipment JSC. also donated 10 aqua products exploitation recorders to the campaign.— VNS

 

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