PSNews-On May 19, the Nghe An Waterway Police donated life jackets and life buoys for owners of passenger transporting means at Phuong wharf, Thanh Giang commune, Thanh Chuong district, Nghe An province.
Phuoc wharf is an important traffic route between Thanh Giang and Thanh Yen communes of Thanh Chuong district. The number of people travelling across the river via the wharf is always large as people living on the two banks have close relations.
Although passenger boats are equipped with lifejackets and lifebuoys, most of them have been worn out. Nearly 40 life jackets and life buoys donated by the local Waterway Police force to the vehicle owners have come on time.
The newly donated life jackets and life buoys will contribute to ensuring safety in the transportation of passengers in the locality.
"I have been carrying passengers at this wharf for 30 years. I myself and passengers are always aware of ensuring safety on waterway. Each waterway passenger is always equipped with a life jacket as well as guided to ensure safety. We know that worn-out life jackets and old life buoys are dangerous but we could not afford to buy new ones. But now, we are very grateful the police force for the new safety devices," Nguyen Van Hoan, resident of Thanh Giang Commune, Thanh Chuong District, a boatman at the wharf.
On this occasion, the Waterway Traffic Police of Nghe An also provided ferry and boat owners and passengers with various documents related to waterway safetyto minimize unfortunate incidents in the locality.
In the coming time, as the rain season is coming, the local Waterway Police force will continue taking measures to ensure waterway traveller’s assets and lives.By Duy Tien