PM approves establishment of HCMC Department of Tourism

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved the establishment of the Department of Tourism by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.

The department is expected to help the municipal People’s Committee implement state management functions of the tourism industry. Examples include making decisions and suggestions on handling infringements of local and foreign individuals and organizations in the city.

The Department of Tourism will also cooperate with local authorities to launch measures to ensure security and protect public order, hygiene and environmental sanitation.

A volunteer (R) of the Tourist Information Center helps foreign visitors cross a street in the heart of HCM City. (Photo: KK)

By Minh An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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