NA approves draft amended Law on Drug Prevention and Control

Tuesday 30/03/2021 15:45

VGP – The 11th sitting of the 14th National Assembly on March 30 approved the draft amended Law on Drug Prevention and Control, with 94.58% of the legislators giving approval. 

Under the chair of NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, 454 out of the 455 deputies adopted the draft amended Law. 

The draft amended Law on Drug Prevention and Control highlights the voluntary drug detoxification at home and in the community.

The NA Standing Committee said that this method of drug detoxification creates a favorable condition for first-time drug users to kick off their bad habit voluntarily, particularly those who can’t get access to drug detoxification establishments. Besides, it also shows families' and the community’s responsibility for drug addicts.

Discussing the draft law, the legislators gave comments on the management of people who illegally use drugs, drug detoxification at home and in the community, the State’s policies on drug prevention and control, and responsibility of the State management agencies in drug prevention and control, among others.

Earlier on March 24, while delivering a speech at the NA, Minister of Public Security To Lam said that the draft amended Law will ensure the synchronicity and unity of the legal system as well as tackle difficulties and obstacles in drug prevention and control and improve the effectiveness of drug prevention work in the future. 

It also mobilizes the synergy of the political system, people and the international community in this work. 

By Thuy Dung


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