|A workers stamps gold bars at the Sai Gon Jewelry Company (SJC) . The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has now permitted the National Money Printing House (NMPH) to produce gold bars and souvenirs. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
HA NOI (VNS) — The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has permitted the National Money Printing House (NMPH) to produce gold bars and gold souvenirs, according to the instructions of the bank's governor.
This is in addition to its traditional task of printing paper currency, minting coins and producing other currency papers.
The new function is regulated in the SBV's decision No 2809/QD-NHNN, issued on December 12, 2014, which amended and supplemented some articles on the organisation and operation of NMPH.
Prior to the regulation, the Sai Gon Jewellery Company (SJC) was the sole company that was allowed to produce gold bars for the SBV.
The new order is expected to end the monopoly of SJC, according to the business news website gafin.net.
In addition, NMPH will be allowed to create moulds for minting coins and designing paper currency, as per the governor's instruction.
It can also import or authorise the import of materials and equipments for printing and minting notes, coins and valuable papers. — VNS