VIETNAM'S MARINE AND ISLAND SOVEREIGNTY Updated at 16:23:59 08/04/2017  (Views:  1498 )
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Binh Thuan’s fishermen keeps on going out to the sea

BTO- Thanks to the Government’s Decree No. 67 dated July 7th 2017 on a number of fisheries development policies, fishermen are now benefiting from the preferential policies, especially the most important content stating that fishers can get loans to build new fishing vessels for off-shore fishing.

As of July 31st 2017, banks across the country had disbursed over VND 9,000 trillion, and 761 newly-built vessels, including  301 vessels covered with steel, 53 ones with composite and 407 with wooden covers have come into operation since then. After 3-year-implementation, Decree No.67 has so far fostered a number of fishermen to reach the sea, expand sea economy and boost claiming Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas. However, the biggest shortcoming arising from the Decree N.67 is the low quality of some newly-built vessels, resulting in fishermen’s loss.

Binh Thuan is one of the Vietnam’s three biggest fishing grounds. The local party and state as well as fishermen always put attempt in responding to the Decree. As of July 15th, many banks had disbursed VND 657 trillion in support of upgrading and building new fishing vessels.

Due to long-term tradition, Binh Thuan fishermen preferred wood-covered vessels to the steel-covered ones. Therefore, the steel-covered vessels are still in good condition. Binh Thuan is one of the localities taking the leads in implementing Decree No.67 thanks to the province’s preferential policies.

The Decree No.67 encourages fishermen to go out to the sea and fish off-shore. In the meantime, fishermen will get support for modern facilities and technologies to earn more and improve their living standards, taking part in protecting the national sovereignty over seas and islands.

My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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