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PM examines customs activities at southern airport

Update: January, 27/2017 - 18:40
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks to customs officials at Tan Son Nhat Airport.VNA photo Thanh Vũ
Viet Nam News

HCM City – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc today applauded achievements obtained by the Customs Sub-Department of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.
During a visit on the eve of the Lunar New Year (Tet), he said efforts by the sub-department promptly prevented drug and weapon trafficking via Tan Son Nhat, one of the two biggest airports in Vietnam, greatly contributing to security and social order and safety.

A surge in travel via Tan Son Nhat during Tet set a heavy task for customs officers who must be fully alert and deal with emergencies in a timely manner, he noted.

Amidst the increasingly intensive economic integration, the customs sector of HCM City in general must prevent smuggling as well as sabotage schemes of hostile forces.

The Government leader told them to push ahead with fighting smuggling and trade fraud while promoting procedure reforms to help create an open and healthy investment environment in Vietnam.

The Customs Sub-Department of Tan Son Nhat Airport should also strive to take the lead in ensuring safety of  the country, he added.

In 2016, it uncovered 250 smuggling cases worth some VND140 billion (US$about 6.2 million) and collected more than VND7 trillion (nearly $310 million) for the State budget. -VNS

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