The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hanoi has so far managed and granted administrative account codes for 2,527 for facilities, cooperatives, businesses and shops which trade safe food, agro, forestry and fishery products in the capital city.
Vietnamese consumers are embracing digital payments as a faster and more convenient way to pay, with consumers using their credit and debit cards more often for in-store and online purchases, digital payment methods provider Visa said recently.
Non-cash payment channels such as QR Code, mobile banking, internet banking, e-wallet and non-touch cards have become more popular in Vietnam.
Consumers in Hanoi will find it easier to access information pertaining to the origin and quality of agricultural products as an exclusive website was launched on August 27 at http://nongsanantoan.gov.vn.
Blockchain technology is an important solution to trace the responsibilities of involved parties in the farm produce supply chain. However, the feasibility of the technology application in the immediate time is questionable.
As demand for cash withdrawals at ATMs doubles or triples around the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, banks are recommending customers use electronic payment or scan their cards at POS machines or use quick response (QR) codes instead of withdrawing cash at ATMs.
Ho Chi Minh City is looking to ban all pork without origin traceability from its market, starting at the end of this month, a move expected to improve the municipality’s food safety records.