VietNamNet Bridge – From July 1 to 10, Da Nang City will make a raid on disguised beggars and those who employ children as street vendors.
Upon detection of beggars and hawkers who violate the city’s regulations, people are encouraged to inform the local authorities through the phone numbers 0903.550.770 or 05113.550.550. The denunciator will receive a reward of VND200,000 ($10).
Mr. Tran Bon, an official from the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said those who repeat the violations for several times will be sent to social welfare centers for classification before being sent home.
“For hawkers who are Da Nang residents, we will instruct them to operate at the regulated area,” he said.
“No beggar” is one of the five goals that the Da Nang tourism sector has been striving for years. However, beggars have reappeared in the city recently.
In March 2012, the city held a dialogue with beggars and hawkers in order to persuade them to abide by the city’s regulations.
In the first half of 2013, Da Nang punished 215 hawkers and 35 beggars who violated the city’s rules.