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Uber not banned, told to follow law

Update: December, 25/2014 - 09:49
The operation of Uber in Viet Nam initially caused much concern among transport officials as the company had not registered to provide taxi services and failed to meet tax regulations.— Photo zing

HA NOI (VNS) — Uber, a taxi app which began operating in Viet Nam in July, is encouraged to operate but must abide by regulations, Transport Minister Dinh La Thang has said at a workshop.

Uber was required to sign contracts with licensed transport service providers that met requirements relating to vehicles and drivers, Thang said on Monday. These businesses would be inspected periodically and punished strictly if they failed to meet regulations.

Vice Chairman of the National Steering Committee for Traffic Safety Khuat Viet Hung emphasised that inspections and reviews of Uber's operations did not mean that the service would be banned. Rather, they aimed to ensure that Uber operated in line with regulations.

The operation of Uber in Viet Nam initially caused much concern among transport officials as the company had not registered to provide taxi services and failed to meet tax regulations.

Under current regulations, organisations or individuals seeking to conduct transport services must register with the local Department of Planning and Investment and then receive a business license from the local Department of Transport. — VNS

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