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GrabTaxi, Uber must display taxi signage

 Vehicles offering taxi services on technology platforms such as GrabTaxi and Uber must place a “TAXI” sign on their roof when on the road, the Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed.

Ministries argue about gov't oversight of Uber

VietNamNet Bridge - Management agencies are continuing to argue about how to collect taxes from Uber. 

Transport Ministry pilots use of app-based taxi firms

 The Ministry of Transport has applied information technology to support the management and connection of commercial passenger transportation by contract (GrabCar) during a two-year trial period, which began this month.

The power of technology

VietNamNet Bridge - When technologies change, policies must change, as in the case of GrabTaxi, many Vietnamese policy makers have said. 

No limit on cars using e-hailing service: official

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vice Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong said authorities would not have a quota for the number of cars for services such as GrabTaxi and Uber, because of certain concerns.

Grab taxi gets go-ahead, taxi associations oppose move

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has given Grab taxi the green light on drafting a plan on allowing Grab taxi to ‘utilize technology to support the connection and management in passenger transport’ in a pilot program.

Taxis take on new competition in Vietnam

 While Uber and GrabTaxi are seeing rapid expansion in Viet Nam, traditional taxis are seeking to utilise modern technologies to help lower fees and improve connections with passengers.

Taxi firms want Uber curbed

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi Transport Association has suggested that Uber and Grabtaxi services should be suspended to ensure equal competition between them and the normal taxi firms.

Few firms use trade defense measures

While Vietnamese exporters have had to cope with a slew of trade safeguard and anti-dumping lawsuits abroad, few domestic enterprises have made use of trade defense measures to protect them from the rising influx of foreign goods.

Traditional taxi companies may sue Uber, Grab Taxi

VietNamNet Bridge - The service fees set by Uber and Grab are 30-50 percent lower than that offered by traditional taxi firms, according to Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of the Vietnam Transport Association.

Prices go up but rarely go down

 VietNamNet Bridge – Economic expert Ngo Tri Long spoke with Kinh te&Do thi (Economic and Urban) newspaper about transport firms who are always quick to increase their fares, but slow to let them fall again.

Tax firms worried about competition

 VietNamNet Bridge – Traditional taxi companies are raising concern over unfair competition by Grab Taxi.

Car-sharing service forecast to thrive in HCM City

 Taxi booking apps Uber and Grab Taxi have become increasingly popular in Ho Chi Minh City, which experts forecast to strongly develop in the future.