The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) on March 31 approved the Bank for Investment and Development (BIDV) of Viet Nam’s plan to open a branch in Yangon city, Myanmar.
The BIDV Yangon branch will have a charter capital of US$85 million.
BIDV received the approval of the Central Bank of Myanmar to open its office in Myanmar in March.
BIDV will be the first Vietnamese bank to open a branch in that country.
Earlier this year, the bank was allowed by the SBV to open a representative office in Moscow, Russia.
The bank reported a pre-tax profit of more than VND7 trillion (US$313.5 million) and total assets worth VND857 trillion in 2015.