Quang Ninh promotes online transactions during COVID-19 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VOV)
Quang Ninh (VNA) - The northern province of Quang Ninh has been promoting the application of technology for online payments and administrative services among locals and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The move also aims to create a premise for building local e-government and pushing forward with smart city efforts.

The proportion of customers paying water bills online rose 30 percent in March compared to February.

Deputy director of the provincial clean water supply company Tran Manh said this is the highest rate to date and due to the implementation of the provincial People’s Committee’s decision on promoting online payments for public services.

Regarding electricity bills, the local power company said the proportion of online customers reached 64.24 percent in March and the figure continued to surge in April.

Meanwhile, the provincial customs department said it conducted 129 out of 150 online services in the first quarter of 2020./.