A member of Vietnam’s National Assembly has suggested that the country should consider legalizing prostitution in special economic zones.
VnExpress reports Vietnam should look into creating regulated prostitution in such zones. Casinos have already been approved in these areas.
The government is currently debating special incentives to create three special economic zones: Van Don in Quang Ninh province, Van Phong in Khanh Hoa province and another on Phu Quoc Island.
Officials hope these areas will attract international corporations investment and become economic and tourism hubs. The ban on local gambling will not be in place in these zones, but legalized prostitution had not been mentioned until now.
“Life has such realistic demands. We’ve got to go with the flow and work out an appropriate mechanism.”
ROSTITUTION is legal in roughly 70 countries, including Singapore, allowing these nations to regulate the sex industry and mitigate the spread of STDs. In Vietnam, however, the topic is still largely taboo.
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