The activity was part of a program to present 15,000 life jackets to 12 central cities and provinces, which were donated by businesses and philanthropists in response to a joint appeal by former President Truong Tan Sang and the VRC Central Committee.

Sang expressed his hope that the gifts will partly help the fishermen overcome difficulties and safeguard the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

At the handover ceremony

In September 2021, the Da Nang Red Cross Society received 1,000 life jackets from the VRC Central Committee and presented them to local fishermen.

As part of the program, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Khanh Hoa provinces will receive 1,000 life jackets each. As many as 1,600 life jackets will be presented to Quang Ngai and Phu Yen provinces each while 1,800 others will be handed over to fishermen in Binh Dinh. Fishermen in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago will also get 1,000 life jackets.

The donation of life jackets to poor fishermen is a practical activity, helping to ensure the safety of fishermen while fishing offshore, developing the economy and participating in the protection of the country's sovereignty over seas and islands.

Source: VNA