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Country draws up drug prevention and control programme

Update: April, 11/2017 - 16:45
Police destroy a place manufacturing drug from different kinds of medicines. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI  Việt Nam aims to reduce its drug hotspots, destroy five to 10 per cent of these places annually and set up a model for drug prevention and control in every district.

This is the target of the heroin prevention and control programme till 2020, which has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

The programme aims to improve people’s awareness, their sense of responsibility and the implementation of work related to drug prevention and control. It will also recognise achieved targets and work on shortcomings to reduce heroin usage.


The programme strives to spread information on drug prevention and control in all communes, wards, schools, industrial zones and processing zones across the country.

It aims to increase the detection and prosecution of the number of cases related to drug transportation and storage by five per cent, compared to the previous years. All people illegally producing the drug in the country will be found and punished; the plant-growing areas will be reduced; and all new areas will be destroyed.

The programme will also strive to reduce the number of new addicts. Each year the wards, communes and towns where the problem is rampant will reduce by one per cent. By 2020, more than 20 per cent of the drug hotspots will be less rampant than it was in 2015.

Every year, 80 per cent of the addicts will also get access to counselling services and rehabilitation centres, and 90 per cent of the centres will meet all norms related to drug detoxification.


To achieve these targets, the programme will ensure that drugs are not being imported illegally into the country, and it will destroy every rampant spot linked to drugs.

The programme will also closely manage all legal activities related to drugs to prevent misuse of pharmaceutical products that contain drugs. People growing drug-producing plants and producing drugs will be punished severely.

Addicts will be managed closely, and drug detoxification steps will be renewed and broadened.  VNS

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