Advocacy work by coast guard in ethnic & religious comunities in Ben Tre, Tien Giang


A program for implementing the advocacy work by coast guard in ethnic & religious communities in two provinces of Ben Tre and Tien Giang was held on April 20 by the Coast Guard's Command in Ben Tre province.

The program was implemented in collaboration with the Border Guard Command in Ben Tre, the People’s Committees in Ba Tri district’s An Duc commune of Ben Tre province and Go Cong Dong district’s Tan Tay commune of Tien Giang province, and Medic Binh Duong General Hospital.

The program aims to enhance the ethnic and religious people’s awareness on the environment and island sovereignty protection, and the national security and social order through the distribution of leaflets, direct slide shows and exchange.

The program contents include enhancement of understanding about sea and islands; the Vietnam Coast Guard Force; illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) prevention, and provision of free medical examination and fresh water for people badly affected by drought, and presentation of support supplies for policy beneficiaries and disadvantaged Buddhists in the localities.

As reported, the program presented 100 sets of support to policy beneficiaries and disadvantaged Buddhists, provided free medicines to over 500 disadvantaged people including Buddhists, distributed 300 law books and 500 disseminating leaflets in Ben Tre province’s Ba Tri district, and sent 80 fresh water tanks to people affected by drought in Tan Tay commune of Tien Giang province.


Nguyên Hải