VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities have instructed its police agency to consider establishing a travel police bureau to protect tourists.
The city government also told police to strengthen patrol over the downtown and tourist sites to ensure safety for tourists.
The People’s Committees of districts were told to assign their police departments to combine with other forces to protect tourists.
The Department of Transport is instructed to strictly control means of transport for tourists, especially taxies in the downtown area. The department will restructure bus stops in the downtown areas to serve tourists.
The HCM City Taxi Association will combine with the HCM City Department of Transport to supervise taxi service and punish taxi drivers who break the rules.
Some tourists have complained of being cheated by taxi drivers.