Lam Dong Province's Department of Transport has given Grab Vietnam the nod to launch its GrabTaxi service in the Central Highlands province.
The finding that Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Vietnam operations did not violate antitrust laws has bucked the general trend.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has approved ride-hailing firm Grab to run taxi services in three more provinces.
Ride-hailing firm Grab Vietnam insists that its GrabTaxi service is legally allowed to operate nationwide.
The Ministry of Transport has ordered GrabTaxi Vietnam Co Ltd to halt a planned expansion; the company will only be permitted to grow within the five localities in their pilot programme.
Ride-hailing app Grab has officially introduced a cancelation fee for passengers who frequently call off their bookings in Vietnam.
Vietnam's Ministry of Transport has instructed localities to stop licensing new ride-hailing services in a bid to control app-based taxis, which are putting pressure on traffic infrastructure and other transport companies.
The Vietnamese legal entity of Singapore’s Grab ride-hailing mobile app, formerly GrabTaxi, is responsible for paying taxes on behalf of its partnered drivers, according to a guideline issued on November 10 by Vietnam’s taxation authority.
The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has suggested that Uber and Grab taxis should have signs on their cars to differentiate them from conventional taxis.
Cars offering taxi services on technology platforms like GrabTaxi and Uber must put signs reading “TAXI E” [E for "electronic"] on their roofs, the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has proposed.
Southeast Asian taxi hailing app Grab officially launched its GrabCar service in HCM City last week after receiving approval from the Government.
The emergence of ride-sharing apps such as Uber may have threatened Vietnam’s taxi market, but one of the country’s major taxi operators is fighting back.
Mobile applications for cab hailing services such as GrabTaxi and Uber have been named Vietnam's biggest consumer hit last year by the Nikkei.
The Ministry of Transport has blocked an attempt from US company Uber to legalize its ride-hailing service in Vietnam, saying the company needs to set up a branch in the country first.
A taxi cooperative in Ho Chi Minh City is bound to launch a cab-hailing app, apparently modeled after the popular GrabTaxi, at the end of this month.
Several taxi companies in northern Vietnam are rushing to create their own mobile apps for cab hailing for fear of losing their market share to foreign services Uber and GrabTaxi, news website VnExpress has recently reported.
Malaysia-based taxi-booking mobile app company Grabtaxi continued its expansion plan in Vietnam with the launch of its trial service in Da Nang City on June 3, after its success in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia's largest taxi-booking mobile phone app, is cooperating with the World Bank to provide local governments in Southeast Asia with innovative, open-source data technology to transform public transport for 620 million residents in the region, including Vietnam.