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Ministry cracks down on taxi firms

Update: September, 01/2016 - 10:24
The Ministry of Transport has required the Hà Nội and HCM City transport departments to promote management, inspections and penalisation of under nine-seat automobiles under transport contracts, Uber taxi and Grab taxi. Photo xahoithongtin.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport has required the Hà Nội and HCM City transport departments to promote management, inspections and penalisation of under nine-seat automobiles under transport contracts, Uber taxi and Grab taxi.

This action is apart of the ministry’s pilot plan on applying science and technology for the management and connection of activities transporting passengers under contracts.

Under the plan, enterprises that have been granted licenses for passenger transport services under contract would use an app for booking tickets via mobile phone for their customers. Initially, the plan was for five provinces and cities, including Hà Nội, HCM City, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Ninh and Khánh Hòa.

So far, the ministry has received the plan on applying science and technology for the management and connection of transport activities from Grab Taxi Ltd Company and Ánh Dương Việt Nam Joint Stock Company. It has also had guidance for those companies to implement their plans.

However, some other household transport services have not complied with existing regulations, including having no badge of contract , signing contracts with companies providing software that was not suitable with the existing regulations and not paying taxes.

For Uber Taxi, the ministry has worked with company often and also guided it to build apilot plan on applying science and technology for the management and connection of transport activities but at present, the ministry and relevant state offices have not received a plan from Uber Taxi.

Based on the practice, the ministry has ordered the transport departments of Hà Nội and HCM City to continue guiding transport companies in the two major cities in implementing their plans on applying technology for the management and connection of transport activities and also to provide a list of under nine-seat cars granted badges of contract for tax offices to promote inspection of tax payments, reported zing news.

The Hà Nội and HCM City transport departments have directed inspectors of the departments to coordinate with police and tax offices in the two cities in promoting the inspection and penalization for cases in violation, especially the case of using software not suitable with the current regulations.

The ministry has required the two departments to report on the results of the management, inspection and penalization of under nine-seat cars, Uber Taxi and Grab Taxi before September 20, 2016. - VNS

 

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