Many cars have been found to provide Uber and Grab services in Danang City despite not being allowed by municipal authorities.
Many taxi firms have quickly built and released mobile apps and software to improve their services and compete with Uber and Grab.
The Ministry of Transport has clarified on its website that it has not issued any instructions to stop the pilot implementation of passenger e-hailing projects such as Grab and Uber.
In a move to relieve traffic pressure and environment pollution, Hanoi is considering banning motorbikes entirely by 2030, as well as other measures like fee collection in rush hours and stricter regulations on app-based ride hailing services.
With the central Vietnamese city of Danang consistently saying no to Grab, an app-based taxi service, a representative of the Singapore startup has sought help from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
The Ministry of Transport is gathering opinions for a draft decree on the operation and management of Uber and Grab taxis.
Anh Duong Vietnam Joint Stock Company, better known as Vinasun, has got the go-ahead from the Ministry of Transport to launch a new taxi-hailing app similar to that of GrabTaxi already available on the market.
The great advantage of the service is that passengers, who just need to have a smartphone with a 3G or internet connection, can call a taxi within the shortest possible time, know their itineraries in advance, and calculate the service fees they have to pay.