Uber proposes legal framework to operate in Vietnam

Uber Vietnam has submitted a pilot project to the Ministry of Transport on building of a legal framework for transport connecting service in Vietnam, said representative of Uber Company in the Southeast Asia at a meeting with the ministry yesterday.

Transport Deputy Minister Nguyen Hong Truong said that according to regulations, taxi is a traditional means of transport under tight management. Each company must have logo and specific addresses.

Cars using Uber service in Vietnam have not been registered and operated illegally.

Besides some benefits that Uber service bring to passengers like convenience and low cost, it have proved many problems for instance the Government can not collect taxes, the safety of passengers aboard is not ensured and local authorities can not manage the number of Uber taxi cabs resulting in unhealthy competition.

Therefore, building of a legal framework for Uber taxi’s operation must solve these problems, he said.

According to the Ministry of Transport, Uber should give pilot measures suiting Decree 86 on transport business conditions before asking for the Government’s permission to operate in Vietnam.

By Bich Quyen – Translated by Hai Mien

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