|Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung asked Uber Group to share its database to help the city manage the number of cars and individuals in the network and income tax collection. — Photo ictnews.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung asked Uber Group to share its database to help the city manage the number of cars and individuals in the network and income tax collection.
He also asked the group to provide information with the city to reach mutual agreement on development plans to avoid traffic jams.
The chairman met with the company’s representatives during his working trip to the US last week.
Chung said that Uber was a pioneering company in using social resources and idle cars for customer transport, helping them improve incomes and build a form of transport in the city.
Hà Nội wants to use its technology for traffic management, and asked the group to obey all Hà Nội’s regulations and Việt Nam’s laws, he said.
However, the drawback of Uber’s business plan was its adverse impact on the city’s traditional taxi firms, he added.
Thuận Phạm, Uber chief technology officer, affirmed that he would convey the request to Uber’s management board.
He also agreed that Uber drivers should pay tax and committed to working with city authority on the issue.
During the visit Chung also held working sessions with leaders of San Francisco and Utah.
Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee told Chung his city was willing to boost co-operation in trade and science-technology with Hà Nội. San Francisco would continue to exchange information and build projects on connectivity with Hà Nội and other localities, he said.
Lee suggested that Hà Nội should focus on science-technology and education-training to develop a smart city, adding that the opening of a direct air route between Ha Noi and San Francisco will create momentum for stronger bilateral co-operation and trade.— VNS