Food delivery buses deployed to secure supplies for residents of HCM City

Update: July, 30/2021 - 22:05

The BusMap app displays the real-time information of the food bus to make shopping more convenient for people. — Photo courtesy of Phenikaa 

HÀ NỘI  A total of 10 food delivery buses have been deployed across HCM City in an attempt to secure food supplies for city residents as part of a joint initiative between HCM City authorities and Phenikaa MaaS Technology JSC (Phenikaa MaaS).

In order to ensure people are informed about bus schedules and routes, Phenikaa MaaS has created a smart transport app that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data technology. 

The BusMap app displays the routes of the 10 buses so that local residents can get access to their nearest point of sale. This is designed so that consumers can avoid crowding and follow the 5K rules.

The deployment of food delivery buses is expected to help the authorities of HCM City perform administrative tasks better by giving them the opportunity to get feedback from people and improve their efficiency battling the pandemic, the company said in a statement. 

Phenikaa MaaS - a member of Phenikaa Group has also expanded the use of the COVID tracking map (CovidMap) to many provinces and cities, which have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents of HCM City can access the BusMap app at: or download the application from the PlayStore or AppStore.

In Đà Nẵng City, Phenikaa MaaS is providing information on 100 points of sale on its website at and the BusMap app to make shopping easier for local residents.

Earlier in July, the company offered a free-of-charge CovidMap for the provinces and cities that were struggling with the coronavirus spread such as Lâm Đồng, An Giang, Đồng Nai and Hà Tĩnh, bringing the total number of localities using the CovidMap to 15.

The tracking map allows local authorities and people to stay up to date with information on outbreaks and to better execute tasks necessary to get the situation under control. 

Via a smart device with an internet connection, the CovidMap shows information on COVID-19 infection cases and provides an overall view and updates of the outbreak, including the places where infected people have travelled, quarantine areas, and check-up sites.

These details will help people avoid going to places that infected persons have been. The map only reveals basic information on the infected person such as the year of birth, gender, physical condition and the person's treatment location. The map is a tool that assists local governments with data monitoring and updating and restricts the spread of fake news.

Phenikaa MaaS’ CEO Lê Yên Thanh said the company was willing to give the map to provinces and cities for free to boost their efforts in disease prevention.— VNS