A new year has come bringing with it, as usual, many new opportunities and challenges. Many entrepreneurs and researchers believe Việt Nam will enjoy good growth this year, and they see good prospects for many sectors. Some of them talk about this and more with Việt Nam News.
The bumpy road thus far for ride-hailing companies Uber and Grab in Việt Nam could well end in a jagged cliff as authorities turn the scanner on their operations, tax practices and competition with domestic taxi operators.
A short story by Vũ Thị Hồng
More toll collection lanes and limited access to expressways during the Tết holiday are expected to reduce traffic congestion on the HCM City – Trung Lương and HCM City – Long Thành – Dầu Giây expressways.
Transport businesses, including aviation, railway and buses, have prepared plans to serve passengers travelling during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The Ministry of Transport has sent an official notice, requesting investors of BOT across the country to ensure traffic order and avoid congested roads during Tết (Lunar New Year).
During an unprecedented trial between a HCM City taxi firm against Grab, a Uber-type company, for alleged unfair competition, the judge posed a simple but fundemental question: “What field was Grab’s business licence registered in?”
The investors’ failure to acquire enough capital for construction works on a critical highway connecting Hà Nội and northern localities has threatened to derail the project, once again calling into question the viability of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model.
HCM City People’s Court commenced trial looking into the suit initiated by the local domestic taxi operator Vinasun against the popular ride hailing service, Grab, on accusations of unfair business practices.
PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOil) on Tuesday launched PV Oil Easy, an application for smartphones and tablets that allows users to buy petrol and manage their purchases via a QR code.