Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese firm Go-Viet is the latest app to join Hà Nội’s ride-hailing market, providing customers in the capital another option for instant motorcycle taxi and delivery services.
Launched in Hà Nội after its success in HCM City, the on-demand multi-service app Go-Viet is offering Go-Bike and logistics service Go-Send. A promotional campaign of only VNĐ1,000 for all rides under six kilometres from Hà Nội’s inner districts of Ba Đình, Hai Bà Trưng, Hoàn Kiếm, Thanh Xuân, Đống Đa and Cầu Giấy will also run until September 19.
The app was launched in HCM City in August this year, and in less than two month, it has been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. The company has reportedly taken a 35 per cent market share in the economic hub, and has around 25,000 drivers on its platform.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, which was witnessed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể, together with other high-ranking officials from both countries, Go-Viet’s CEO Nguyễn Vũ Đức said that the app was developed especially for the Vietnamese market, and its platform was powered by the Indonesian Go-Jek’s world class technology, expertise and investment.
“Go-Viet is led by local founding management team who has in-depth expertise on the needs of the Vietnamese market and consumers,” Đức said, adding that the app aimed to improve the everyday lives of the people in Việt Nam through technology.
Đức said Go-Viet would be a stable income source for drivers by offering different products and services, not only transport and logistics.
Besides Go-Bike (motorcycle taxi service) and Go-Send (delivery service), Go-Viet is planning to launch Go-Car (car service), Go-Food (food delivery service) and Go-Pay (e-money and mobile payments) in the coming time.
Go-Viet’s Indonesian partner Go-Jek was launched as an instant courier and motorcycle ride-hailing service in 2010. Go-Jek now has 17 services ranging from transport and food delivery to massage and cleaning, as well as e-money and a loyalty programme.
Go-Jek co-founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim said his company was proud to be sharing Indonesia’s unique technology with Go-Viet.
“With a dedicated team of enthusiasts, enthusiasts and technology enthusiasts, and dedicated to bringing positive social values, we are filled with hope for the future of Go-Viet in the Vietnamese market," he said.
"We are very grateful to the government as well as Vietnamese consumers for giving Go-Viet a very warm welcome. In addition, we would like to thank the Indonesian government for its continued support so that we have the opportunity to reach out to support our users around the world," he added.
According to Nadiem, after Việt Nam, Go-Jek is planning to expand to Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines as part of a US$500 million investment plan. — VNS