Authorities in the central city of Da Nang have launched several hotlines for foreigners to report on crime, including cell phone numbers of officials in the Police Department and Department of Foreign Affairs.
The hotlines include Le Thi Thu Hanh deputy director of Department of Foreign Affairs 0905.113.038; ad Nguyen Thi Phuong Nga, deputy head of the department's Consular and Viet Kieu Desk 01669.597.120.
Hotlines for the police department's immigration service include Dang Trung Thinh at 0905.475.762 and 05113.743.791; and Ho Thi Thanh Ha at 0905.010.586 and 05113.743.791.
Foreigners can also report crimes and other complaints in person to the Da Nang Immigration Office at 78 Le Loi Street in Hai Chau District or call 05113.860.247.
All phone numbers will be able to receive information either in English or Vietnamese.
The city has also launched a Vietnamese only hotline receiving information about crime at 05113.888.888.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the increase in the number of foreigners visiting the city has also led to increasing thefts and robberies involving them.
In related news, the Da Nang Border Guards on February 25 returned a bag with VND50 million (US$2,414) in it to Kim Young Gi of South Korea who said he forgot his bag somewhere when visiting the Hai Van Pass.
Earlier, a French tourist, who wished to be unnamed, found the bag and handed it to the border guards at the Hai Van Station.