A recent government resolution on changing the business environment to improve competitiveness and labor productivity contains a push to accelerate use of cashless transactions. Provincial and municipal leaders have accordingly been tasked with instructing all schools and hospitals, as well as electricity, water, sanitation, telecommunications and postal companies in urban areas to coordinate with banks and intermediary payment service providers in collecting bills and fees via cashless transactions. The government has recommended that establishments prioritize mobile payments and payment via card readers, and requested that the task be completed before December this year. Vietnam Electricity, the national utility, has been asked to ensure power companies work with banks and intermediary payment service providers to collect electricity bills via cashless methods and promote the use of electronic and mobile payments. The target for the year is to double the number of customers using … [Read more...] about Vietnam wants urban residents to pay bills without cash
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This is the first time in Vietnam that customers are able to register and pay their Internet and television bills all by themselves. Accordingly, after signing up and confirming their account for once on the app HiFPT, monthly bills will be automatically paid by deducting money from the bank account they listed in advance.With the advantages of being automatic, safe, convenient, and totally free, AutoPay is helping its users to avoid forgetting payment deadlines and save bank charges. At the moment, AutoPay accepts international cards like credit and debit cards of Visa, MasterCard, JCB and American Express issued in Vietnam.To use AutoPay, it is necessary that customers register for Tokenization to encode and save the card’s information. This also applies to those who wish to pay bills online via Hi FPT without revealing data of their real cards. Users can encode many cards, and then choose one of them for their transaction after confirmation.Customers who are now … [Read more...] about AutoPay on Hi FPT helps paying bills automatically & freely
U.S. farm bill to hit Vietnam fish exporters Trung Chanh and Pham Thai By Trung Chanh and Pham Thai - The Saigon Times Daily Farmers harvest fish at a farm in the Mekong Delta in this file photo. America’s 2014 farm bill will hit Vietnamese fish exporters, possibly from next year - Photo: TL CAN THO, HCMC – Tra fish exporters will face great difficulties, possibly from next year, as U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a 2014 farm bill which will deliver a blow to Vietnam’s export of the farmed fish to America. Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep), said the law would not immediately affect Vietnam’s tra shipments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would need 60 days from the date of the bill signed into law on February 7 to issue regulations on functions and duties of agencies mentioned in the law, Hoe said. The law tasks USDA, instead of the U.S. Food and Drug … [Read more...] about U.S. farm bill to hit Vietnam fish exporters
Hanoi Times - The Government Office has just released a Document No. 6289/VPCP-CN to impart the instruction of Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Hoang Trung Hai about displace units located in the west of Nguyen Tri Phuong in order to hand over the land to Hanoi People's Committee. According to this, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Hoang Trung Haiagreed to let Ministry of Defense to organize the preparation to construct Vietnam Military History Museum, Military Sports Center and Central Military Control Board in accordance with the solution No.1 proposed by Ministry of Defense. Deputy Prime Minister assigned the Hanoi People's Committee to co-operate with Ministry of Defense to introduce, select the locations suitable to construct Vietnam Military History Museum and Central Military Control Board; with Ministry of Culture - Sports - Tourism to adjust the planning of My Dinh National Sports Complex to construct Military Sports Center. The capital to construct the above said works is from the … [Read more...] about Hand over land in the west of Nguyen Tri Phuong St. to Hanoi P C.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, president of the Clinton Foundation, arrived in Ha Noi yesterday for a two-day visit, ending his tour of Asian countries affected by the Tsunami of 2004 as well as the visits he has made to HIV/AIDS initiative projects administered by his foundation. The major objective of his stay in Ha Noi is to sign an agreement with Health Minister Tran Thi Trung Chien related to the supply of medicines for the treatment and testing of some 1,200 Vietnamese children infected with HIV/AIDS. The agreement will be in effect until the end of 2007. The signing ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Presidential Palace this afternoon under the witness of President Nguyen Minh Triet. Clinton also plans to hold round table talks with about 200 Vietnamese students and young people, some of whom are HIV/AIDS patients, about the youth's role in the fight against the 21st century disease and the importance of HIV/AIDS tests. The Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS … [Read more...] about Former U.S. President Bill Clinton Arrives in Viet Nam