From morning to early afternoon Nguyễn Văn Chiêm in HCM City’s District 1 is bustling with food vendors selling breakfast and lunch and customers coming to eat.
在胡志明市，行動支付算是新趨勢，但仔細一看，會發現有些攤販店家竟然可以接受掃QR codes 行動支付。
It is somewhat startling to see some of the vendors accepting payment by scanning QR codes using e-wallets since it is still a relatively new trend among street vendors in the city.
根據Viet Nam News的報導，一位在美食街擺攤的果汁攤商接受採訪時，表示自從今年二月初就開始接受行動支付包括Momo和Moca的GrabPay。
Nguyễn Thị Mai Hương, owner of a juice stall on the food street, told Việt Nam News that she had been accepting e-wallet payments since around Tết in early February, including Momo and GrabPay by Moca.
Though not many customers used them normally, some five or six people a day would pay using e-wallets during promotions from GrabPay, she said.
“It is convenient, it does not take a lot of time, I don’t have to return any change and customers don’t need to bring cash. It’s just that there isn’t really a lot of people using it right now.”
Nhân Dân (The People) newspaper quoted a drink vendor in District 5 as saying that ever since he accepted e-wallet payments, he does not have to worry about torn or fake notes.
According to the State Bank, there are around 30,000 QR code points set up for e-wallet payments as of the end of 2018, and the number of transactions made through e-wallets in the third quarter of 2018 was 21 per cent up year-on-year.
By Viet Nam News (ANN) and The China Post
Translated by Shelly Yang (楊子萱)