Lawmakers are scheduled to debate the draft of the revised Law on Preventing and Combating Narcotic Drugs on November 13 morning, during the ongoing 10th sitting of the 14th National Assembly. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Lawmakers are scheduled to debate the draft of the revised Law on
Preventing and Combating Narcotic Drugs on November 13 morning, during the ongoing 10th sitting of the
14th National Assembly.
The bill includes
eight chapters and 69 articles, 15 of which are new to the 2000 and 2008 versions.
The amendments cover issues concerning prevention and combat of drug crimes,
control of licit activities related to narcotic drugs, supervision of illegal drug
addicts, and drug detoxification.
detoxification, the bill provides details on the State and State budget
financing the establishment of public centres for drug detoxification and the
provision of compulsory detoxification services. It also stipulates the provision of partial funding to those who join voluntary drug detoxification
The amended law
encourages drug addicts to participate in voluntary detoxification programmes and
to receive treatment of narcotic drug addiction using medication alternatives.
It also encourage the establishment of private drug detoxification centres by
offering owners a number of incentives.
post-detoxification supervision measures to be in line with human
rights-related provisions of the Constitution. These measures will be replaced with
the provision on post-detoxification social assistance
which prevents drug relapse.
In the afternoon,
the legislators will vote on the amended laws on Handling Administrative Violations;
Residency; and Vietnamese Guest Workers; and resolutions on central budget
allocation for 2021 and on participation in the United Nations’ peacekeeping