|Deputy Director of Ha Noi Police, Le Huy, said at a press conference this week that call girls have changed their way of working from waiting on pavements or in motels, to luring customers on social networks such as Facebook and Zalo. — Photo thanhtra.com.vn
HA NOI — Prostitutes in the capital city are becoming more active than ever on social networks despite efforts by authorities to control them, Ha Noi Police said.
Deputy Director of Ha Noi Police, Le Huy said at a press conference this week that call girls have changed their way of working from waiting on pavements or in motels, to luring customers on social networks such as Facebook and Zalo.
Huy said prostitution was rapidly increasing and being operated in more complicated ways, with prostitutes using hi-tech methods.
Initial statistics from the city police showed that about 2,000 prostitutes were disguising their work as legal service providers such as masseurs,
waiters and waitresses, and hotel workers in the city.
The police officer said about 10,000 business units provided sensitive services that could impact social security in the city, such as massage centres, bars and night clubs.
A national conference held in late October in Ha Noi to review the five-year implementation of an action plan on prostitution prevention and control, revealed that the plan had made little headway.
According to the labour, invalids and social affairs, the government and the National Committee for Prevention and Control of AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution required authorities of localities prone to social evils, such as Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Nam Dinh and Ho Chi Minh City, to take prompt action.
The action plan for the 2016-20 period aims that 60 per cent of the cities and provinces will include the battle against prostitution in their socio-economic schemes. — VNS