President Truong Tan Sang visits the ship DNa 90152 that was suken by Chinese ships (Photo: VNA)
President Truong Tan Sang met and presented gifts to law enforcement officials and 25 fishermen, who have braved Chinese aggressiveness to safeguard the national sovereignty in the East Sea, in the central city of Da Nang on July 2-3.
Meeting with Zone 2 fisheries surveillance officials and coast guards, Sang promised to provide them with more personnel and equipment, making it easier for them to fulfil tasks at sea.
Despite forecasts that the situation may turn complicated, the Party and State always believe law enforcement officials will accomplish assigned mission, he said, emphasising the support of over 90 million Vietnamese people, fellows abroad and the world community.
The leader also praised the National Defence Ministry’s technicians for repairing broken ships suffering from confrontations with the Chinese side at the rig site.
Senior officials of the Departments of Fisheries Surveillance and Coast Guards were also asked to effectively use the upcoming aid package of 16 trillion VND (761 million USD) meant for them, ensuring that it is used to the right purpose as originally planned.
Responding to fishermen’s concerns about the falling prices of aquatic products, the President suggested creating an integrated production chain involved by fishermen, fisheries trade union and processors.
The fishermen also asked for the State support to seek new markets, prevent market speculation and access loans to build high-powered ships.
In a working session with the municipal authorities, President Sang asked the city departments and agencies to bring the aid to law enforcement officials and fishermen as soon as possible.
The State units are working on an aquatic processing technology that will come to fishermen soon, he informed.
About pilot projects on seaports, he requested the city to seek more markets as well as chances to develop successful transport-trade-tourism models, a promising source of earnings.
Surpassing others in urban expansion, the city should drive on this momentum using both its budget and official development assistance efficiently, he said
The city’s senior officials sought the State’s assistance to turn Da Nang into a modern container port in the region, build a fisheries hub with key fishing grounds in the East Sea and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago by 2020, with a vision up to 2030. They also plan to upgrade Tho Quang fishing port up to the top-grade national standard.
Lying in a key fishing grounds in the central region, Da Nang boasts modern technical and social infrastructure, including a range of seaports and logistics centres.
It has so far launched 68 tourism projects worth 8 billion USD and built 40km of coastline dotted with new residential areas. The city’s My Khe beach was listed among six beautiful beaches in the world by the US Forbes magazine last year.
Thanks to the above achievements, Da Nang was named as the ASEAN environmentally-sustainable city in 2011.-VNA
Đăng ký: VietNam News