HCM City Taxi Association proposes suspending ride-hailing service

06-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The HCM City Taxi Association has sent a document to the Ministry of Transport, saying it fully supports the Hanoi Taxi Association’s petition to urgently suspend the operations of ride-hailing firms Uber and Grab in Vietnam.

According to the HCM City Taxi Association, State management agencies have been incapable of managing ride-hailing service as most vehicles used for ride-hailing purposes do not have logos to tell them from normal vehicles.

The association said Uber and Grab are carrying out numerous promotional programmes and offering extraordinarily low fares to eliminate the traditional taxi service. However, there is no way to ensure that ride-hailing firms will keep fares low after they have monopolised the market.

The Hanoi Taxi Association last week asked the Ministry of Transport to suspend ride-hailing service before the scheme for piloting this service expires on December 31, 2017.

The association said due to loose management, the number of vehicles used for ride-hailing purposes has amounted to 50,000. The association suggested relevant agencies issue specific regulations to manage ride-hailing firms in terms of the number of licensed vehicles and service quality, and require ride-hailing vehicles to have logos and identity.

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