Thua Thien-Hue: Aid for fishermen affected by fish deaths

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue supported local fishermen with 630 tonnes of rice and VND9.4 billion (US$421,200) who have been affected by the recent unusual mass fish deaths.

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Accordingly, rice aid will be given to the owners and labourers of coastal and inshore fishing vessels with a capacity below 90CV as well as households providing logistics services in Phu Loc, Phu Vang and Phong Dien districts and Huong Tra town. 

Fishermen in those localities will also receive VND9.4 billion in emergency aid.

In addition, the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) offered 25 tonnes of rice in support for fishermen in Phu Vang, Phong Dien and Quang Dien districts, who are forced to temporarily stop going out to sea due to the unusual fish deaths.

The bank also gave financial aid worth VND5 billion (US$224,000) to farmers raising caged fish in Phu Vang and Phu Loc districts and Huong Tra town. 

For now, the province will continue its prompt supports for local people affected by the incident. Coastal localities are asked to check and estimate the damages caused by the mass fish deaths.

Meanwhile, commercial banks are requested to offer rational credit policies such as charge-off and preferential loans, helping local fishermen, businesses and logistics providers recover their operations and stabilise their lives.


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