USAID assists Thirukovil fishermen

[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 February 2004, 06:15 GMT]
The United States Agency for International Aid (USAID) is providing financial assistance to supply fiberglass boats and other fishing gear to the fishermen of Thirukovil in the Amparai district, local press sources in Batticaloa said.

The fishermen are being given training on the use of the fishing gear at the regional fisheries training center in Navalady in Batticaloa starting on January 26. Fishermen from Thambattai, Thandiyady and Vinayagapuram areas are taking part in the training, the sources added.

The training is conducted by the USAID with the support of the Department of Fisheries, the press sources quoted the Thirukovil region fisheries inspector, Mr. Kandasamy, as saying.

 

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