Commentary: Thanks to the enlightened leadership of the communist ruling and indoctrination of the moral teachings of Uncle Ho for the past 3 generations of Vietnamese people, Vietnam is on its way toward the socialist paradise. Prostitution or Mại Dâm is one of the fastest growing industry in Vietnam. It is estimated about 33,000 women prostitute themselves in every corner of the country and Vietnamese prostitutes are also exported throughout Asia and Russia.
A large number of big rings of prostitutes enjoy the protection of the local law enforcement agencies. Once condemned as societal evils of capitalism of South Vietnam, prostitution flourishes in the socialist paradise known as Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Prostitution is totally banned in Vietnam but the nation was reported to have almost 33,000 sex workers in 2013, up 2,800 over the previous year, according to an online meeting on HIV/AIDS prevention.
At the conference organized in Hanoi by the National Committee for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, drugs, and prostitution, authorities said they could only identify 9,000 of them.
The period in the two years 2012-13 was the most complicated time since prostitution, which is considered a social evil, developed further beyond the control of relevant authorities. Sex workers mainly gather in tourist hotspots as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hai Phong, and Nam Dinh, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs.
Now, Vietnam has 83,000 units working in sensible condition as bars, discotheques, karaoke and massaging. 8,000 of them have the regular services of young women who are suspected of disguised sex workers.
So far, Vietnam has carried out a national plan in 20 pilot provinces to help prostitutes give up the job and further integrate into the communities by giving them loans, but only 500 prostitutes have been given loans worth a total of VND2 billion (US$96,200).
Last year saw an increase of cases of prostitution-related crimes over the previous year.
Source Tuoi Tre