QUANG NGAI — The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has issued an official dispatch to its branch in central Quang Ngai Province to offer a money exchange to traders whose assets and money were damaged in a fire at the Quang Ngai Market last Thursday.
According to the SBV, the bank also sent an expert team to the locality to check up on money brought by traders for exchange. A note could still be exchangeable if at least one-third was undamaged and with security signatures intact, according to Nguyen Chi Thanh, head of the SBV's Vault and Treasury Department.
He added that the provincial branch would co-ordinate with relevant agencies to make a list of traders whose notes did not conform with regulations to avoid fraud. The list would then be sent to the SBV Governor who will ask for the PM's instruction. — VNS