Directive on enhancement of effectiveness of drug prevention, control

Tuesday 17/09/2019 16:11

VGP – The Political Bureau has issued Directive No. 36-CT/TW on enhancement of effectiveness of drug prevention and control. 

Accordingly, authorities at all levels are asked to eliminate organizations and individuals producing, transporting and using drug, prevent drug trafficking from other countries  into Viet Nam and planting addictive substance-contained trees as well as closely control prodrug, addictive substances, psychotropic substances.

The Directive stresses the need to improve the effectiveness of drug rehabilitation as well as reduce the number of drug addicts and control drug addicts at community. 

It is necessary to complete the legal system and facilitate drug prevention and control works in line with soon amending and supplementing the Law on drug prevention and control and other related documents. 

The Directive requires reviewing and overcoming shortcomings in State management in exports and imports of psychotropic substances. 

The national strategy on drug prevention and control till 2020 will be reviewed to consider establishing the strategy for the next period.   

It highlights the importance of promoting communications to increase awareness, especially among youth about consequences of drug.  

International cooperation in drug prevention accelerated

The Directive requests mobilizing all resources for drug prevention and control, particularly the contributions from social organizations, enterprises, businessmen and people to ensure expenditures for drug prevention and control works.

It is vital to set up specific and prioritized policies for resources and equipment serving for struggling against drug as well as expand and improve the effectiveness of international cooperation in drug prevention and control, especially among nations sharing border lines, countries in the region and international organizations. 

Viet Nam needs to hold responsible for launching drug prevention and control commitments it has signed and joined and joins hands with other nations in ASEAN in maintaining standpoints on drug. 

By Thuy Dung 




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