- © Copyright of Vietnamnet Global.
- Tel: 024 3772 7988 Fax: (024) 37722734
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update news Grab
Opportunities will slip through Vietnamese firms’ hands if a sandbox is not developed soon, NextTech chairman Nguyen Hoa Binh said at a conference on November 7.
Traditional taxis and ride-hailing vehicles need not have light boxes installed as the Ministry of Transport has changed its stance, amending a government decree on transport business.
Ride-hailing firms Grab and GoViet, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Gojek, have taken turns to announce plans to pump additional funding into expanding their services in Vietnam to win more riders in this fast growing market.
The rapid development of the IT revolution has helped startups generate a buzz in the social circle, establishing a new era of promoting globalisation in all sectors while building a new economy – the sharing economy.
The Politburo’s Resolution No 52 set a goal that Vietnam’s digital economy would make up 20 percent of GDP by 2025.
The market is on track to hit US$4 billion by 2025, becoming the fourth in the region, after Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
If successful, Kakao’s presence in Vietnam would mark its second overseas expansion after it signed a partnership with Japan Taxi last year to enable call taxi services for Korean users.
The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a fine of over 86 million ringgit (20.5 million USD) on ride-hailing firm Grab for violating competition law by imposing restrictive clauses on its drivers.
Drivers of "xe om" – or motorbike taxis will have to register with authorised agencies, according to a new draft regulation on the management and use of non-motorised vehicles and motorcycles in Hanoi.
Go-Viet is speeding up, 'Be' has launched more services, and MoMo has expressed its intention to join the race, while Grab has a new strategy.
Traditional taxi companies have demanded that app-based taxis with less than nine seats should be treated the same as them to “ensure fairness, transparency and the same responsibilities towards customers.”
App-based ride-hailing vehicles may be managed by technology, instead of having to install a light box on top as proposed by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) earlier.
Bonus payments for ride-hailing drivers seem a lot less forthcoming now that the firms have gained a firmer foothold in Vietnam. Comparing Grab, Go-Viet, and newcomer Be, the Singaporean giant seems the most tight-fisted.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Transport to scrap unnecessary business conditions for transport firms, including a proposal for making roof light boxes mandatory for ride-hailing vehicles with fewer than nine seats.
Three years ago, the e-hailing market was the playing field of two foreign names, Grab and Uber. Now, the number of firms has increased.
Vinasun has voiced its opposition to the conclusion of the Vietnam Competition Council (VCC) that the merger between ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber in the country showed no signs of economic concentration.
In case GrabFood continues to charge 20-25 per cent commission for local vendors, it may lose ground to Go-Viet and Now.
Vietnam’s proposal requesting all ride-hailing vehicles to put taxi signs on vehicles will weigh down disruptive businesses and dampen benefits to stakeholders.
The Vietnam Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (VCA) submitted a complaint about the decision of the Vietnam Competition Authority that Grab's acquisition of Uber does not violate the Competition Law.
After the departure of Uber, the e-hailing market is now the playing field of four big players, each of which has its own advantage and approach.