The incident has been reported to the native police for additional motion.
Over the previous few days, pictures of a international man begging on the streets of Da Nang, a well-liked vacationer metropolis in Vietnam, have gone viral on social media. The person has been standing in downtown streets of the Thanh Khe District holding an indication in Vietnamese that reads: “I’m touring with out cash. Please help my journey.” Thanh Nien newspaper reported.
Town’s Division of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs investigated the matter and located that the person carries a Russian passport and a vacationer visa legitimate till March 14. Regardless of providing to assist him, the person refused to talk and left when officers approached him to remind him that begging for cash is prohibited in Vietnam.
In line with the Public Safety Information (Cong An Nhan Dan newspaper), the division consultant reported that the Russian man begs throughout the day and visits bars at evening. The incident has been reported to the native police for additional motion.
The problem of foreigners begging for cash in Vietnam and different Asian nations has sparked debate on whether or not these people deserve help or are profiting from their hosts to get pleasure from a free trip. Simply final month, three Russians have been discovered begging close to the Duong Dong Market on Phu Quoc Island, one other well-liked vacationer vacation spot in Vietnam. Though native tourism officers tried to ship them again house, no official data has been launched on the matter.
Da Nang, recognized for its lovely sandy seashores, noticed a major improve in tourism final yr, with 483,000 international vacationers visiting, up 4.6 instances from 2021.