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Drug addicts decrease but trafficking swells

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

The number of people addicted to drugs is slowly reducing, but drug trafficking is on the increase, this was the estimation from the National Committee on AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution, which was held at a ceremony in Hanoi on Friday.

The ceremony was held in order to review the ‘fight on drugs’ over the last ten years.

Since 2007, the number of drug addicts has dropped to 146,000 people nationalwide. Most of them are unemployed and have left school at an early age.

However, younger addicts have increased. In 2001, the number of the addicts below 30 years of age accounted for nearly 58 percent. It has now skyrocketed to over 68 percent. Additionally, the number of people injecting drugs has also increase from 46 to 85 percent.

Furthermore, drug trafficking in Vietnam has changed with now the appearance of new types of ‘crystal synthetic drugs’. This is causing authorities some difficulty in detecting this new form of drug.

Attending the ceremony, Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and permanent member of the Party’s Central Committee Secretariat, has ordered relevant authorities to increase the fight against the HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution.

He said, more investment should be made in building rehabilitation centers and job-training centers should assist in the reintegration, of those that had drug problems, back into the community.

Source: SGGP

Domestic tour numbers decrease

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

A large number of visitors have turned their back on domestic airplane tour when prices increased 30-35 percent, after Vietnam Airlines halted the discounted airfares they had been offering previously from July 1 to August 15.

Vietnam Airlines halts the discounted airfares from July 1 to August 15.  (Photo: KK)Customers have switched to cheap tours of Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore, all of which have many interesting activities, according to travel companies in HCM City.

Mr. Tran The Dung, deputy head of the HCM City group of the domestic tourism promotion program, said that the group sold airplane tours to 2,089 visitors in July; in June the group sold tours to 4,052 tourists. Most of them booked tours in May and June before the national flag carrier stopped offering discounted airfares.

Saigontourist sold Thailand tours to 541 travelers and Cambodia tours to more than 1,500 travelers in July, those numbers representing increases of 15 and 30 percent respectively, compared with June.

According to Viet Media Travel Corporation, the company received 60 overland visitors to Laos per week in July, twice as many as they received in June.

Source: SGGP