Pham Thanh Kien, Vice Chairman of District 1 People's Committee, confirmed the district's administration has steered subordinate governments to crackdown on the illegal services at the striptease restaurants this month.
The official made the
decision right after several articles on Vietnamese ladies offering beer bathing and other nude services to foreigners were printed in Tuoi Tre newspaper.
He said besides strengthening inspections, and education, local authorities had other special
methods to stop the violations. Restaurants that repeat the offences several times will have their investment licenses revoked.
With huge profits, the businesses resume operations successfully soon after they are suspended or closed
down, Kien complained. Despite this complicated situation, we are determined to deal with the violated restaurants this month, he added.
According to the municipal department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, last year, teams have inspected
230 enterprises that offer entertainment services in the city and found 220 cases in violation. Common violations include operating without a license, offering obscene entertainment services and prostitution activities.