|Khánh Hòa Province has not granted a license to Grab due to the province’s overloaded transport infrastructure. - Photo baokhanhoa.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — After Grab announced the launch of GrabTaxi in Khánh Hòa, the provincial Department of Transport said operation of the ride hailing services firm was not licensed in the central province.
Nguyễn Công Định, director of the Department of Transport, was quoted by Người Lao Động (The Labourer) online newspaper as saying that Khánh Hòa had not granted a licence for Grab’s operation due to the province’s overloaded transport infrastructure.
The transport department would work with Grab on this issue.
Due to the overloaded infrastructure, the province wanted Grab to cooperate with exiting taxi operators in the province to set up its service rather than introducing more cars.
Previously, the provincial People’s Committee sent a document to the Ministry of Transport about why it had not granted a licence to GrabTaxi.
However, GrabTaxi was reported to be available for booking in Khánh Hòa Province on Monday.
Grab announced its operation of GrabTaxi in Khánh Hòa Province on Sunday after launching GrabTaxi and GrabCar in northern Quảng Ninh Province one month ago.
Currently, Grab is present in five provinces and cities, including Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng City.
On January 7, 2016, the Ministry of Transport issued Decision 24 on the implementation of a pilot project on contracted passenger transportation in five provinces and cities, namely Hà Nội, HCM City, Đà Nẵng, Khánh Hòa and Quảng Ninh, by 2018. — VNS