A customer makes a payment using a QR code. Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is working with commercial banks and intermediary payment services institutions to implement QR code for power bill payment. — Photo nld.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is working with commercial banks and intermediary payment services institutions to offer QR code payments for power bills.
Each customer would have a QR Code. EVN has said it expects agreements with banks and intermediary payment services institutions would be completed by the end of August. In September, EVN plans to announce the list of institutions which can provide QR code payment services for power bills.
Nguyễn Quốc Dũng, head of EVN’s Business Department, said the move to implement QR code payments was in response to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc's directive to promote a cashless society.
This would also help improve labour productivity and management efficiency, Dũng said.
Statistics of VNPAY-QR showed the number of points of sales accepting QR code payments increased from 20,000 to 70,000 during the past year. — VNS