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Special tourist police planned for Ho Chi Minh City

As part of a push to better protect visitors and crack down on crime, authorities in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City plan to establish a special police unit to focus on tourists.

The busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
The busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Image by Paul Arps / CC BY 2.0

At a conference on Tuesday, the deputy director of the HCMC tourism department reported that diplomats have expressed concern over the number of robberies involving foreign visitors in the city. The chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee declared that the Department of Tourism would manage the new unit, which will be trained by the city police. Read more: thanhniennews.com