|Nguyễn Quang Hưng (holding flower bouquet)was recently appointed general director of the National Payment Corporation of Việt Nam. - Photo baochinhphu.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Quang Hưng, former deputy director of the State Bank of Việt Nam’s Information Technology Department, has been appointed general director of the National Payment Corporation of Việt Nam (Napas).
The position had been left vacant since June 2017 after the former general director, Nguyễn Tú Anh, was elected chairwoman of Napas’ management board for 2015-20 period.
Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam Nguyễn Kim Anh at a recent conference to implement Napas’ tasks for 2019 urged the company to focus on promoting the development of electronic payment as well as contributing to the provision of online public services in the country.
Kim Anh said Napas should provide support for banks to convert magnetic cards into chip cards.
Kim Anh also urged the company to develop an automated clearing house and apply new technologies such as Blockchain, Big Data and QR to provide new payment solutions.
A Napas report showed that the number of transactions conducted via its system increased by more than 45 per cent in 2018 over the previous year with the total value reaching more than VNĐ1.7 quadrillion (US$74 billion), a rise of 169 per cent.
Napas, licensed to provide financial switching services and electronic clearing services in Việt Nam, is currently administering and operating a switching system interconnected with more than 17,000 ATMs, 270,000 POS machines, and 300 electronic payment companies in the fields of aviation, telecommunications, hotels and tourism, serving over 100 million cardholders of 46 domestic and international commercial banks. — VNS