Illustrative photo (Source: nguoiduatin.vn) Lam Dong (VNA) - A project on using electric cars to carry tourists will be piloted in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, from next month. The project, piloted in three years by the Dalat City Tour Co., Ltd, aims to meet the increasing travel demand of visitors and boost environmentally-friendly public transportation in the resort city. Under the project, a total of 30 European-standard cars with 8-11 seats will work from 7:30 am to 10pm daily on five routes, going through Xuan Huong and Tuyen Lam lakes, Thung Lung Tinh Yeu tourist site, Thai Phien flower village and Linh Phuoc pagoda. As one of famous resort cities in Vietnam, Da Lat embraces the typical natural and cultural features of the Central Highlands. The city, nestled at 1,500 metres above sea level, is quiet and pretty all year with mild climate and temperatures varying between 15 and 24 degree Celsius. It is known by several names which all … [Read more...] about Electric car service for tourists to be launched in Da Lat
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Vietnam’s policy on tightening car import regulations under Decree 116 may be the main reason behind foreign car makers' decision to expand production in Vietnam. The Toyota automotive plant in Vinh Phuc province. Source: toyotavinhphuc.info Most recently, Toyota Vietnam proposed the Vinh Phuc People’s Committee to rent 9.1ha of land in Phuc Yen city to expand its automobile manufacturing plant, raising its annual capacity from the current 50,000 to 90,000 units by 2023. Accordingly, the total capital for this expansion is about $40 million. Toyota’s move is supposed to be the result of Decree No.116/2017/ND-CP, which introduced many strict conditions and regulations about importing cars, which came into effect early this year. Not only Toyota, but Ford and Hyundai are also planning to expand production scale in Vietnam due to the decree. According to the Vietnamese government, Decree 116 aims to boost the development of the country’s automobile … [Read more...] about Decree 116 moves foreign car makers to expand production in Vietnam?
Foreign car makers are looking at ways to obtain the documetation required by a new law in Vietnam to reopen automotive exports to the country. Two months after Vietnam put in place a rule requiring stringent inspections of imported vehicles, around 2,000 Honda Motor passenger cars are slated to arrive in Vietnam from Thailand early this week, likely the first batch of foreign-made autos to undergo the new checks, according to Nikkei Asian Review. Honda has obtained quality certification from Thai authorities, and the Vietnamese government has apparently accepted the documents. The Indonesian government is also planning to change the vehicle type approval (VTA) certificates it issues in an effort to reopen automotive exports to Vietnam. "With the VTA adjustment, Indonesian automotive exports are expected to return to the country," the Jakarta Post quoted Indonesian Trade Ministry international trade director general, Oke Nuwan, as saying. “The government will convey the … [Read more...] about Foreign car makers try to navigate new law in Vietnam after two-month hiatus
According a report from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, demand for automobiles will likely reach between 800,000-900,000 units by 2025 and 1.5-1.8 million by 2030. The report said in recent years the automobile market growth has been much higher than expected though prices in Viet Nam remain very high (car prices in Viet Nam are double those in neighbouring countries like Thailand and Indonesia). For instance, the below-nine-seat market segment has grown by 20-30 per cent a year in recent years. The problem here is that Vietnamese automakers are not developed enough to take the advantage of this growth, and so the market is dominated by foreign cars. Most cars sold in Viet Nam now are foreign brands produced locally through joint ventures with multinationals or fully imported. The average use of locally made parts in the auto industry is way lower than the targets of 40 per cent for … [Read more...] about VN awaits deluge of foreign cars
Hanoi will manage the operation of app-based taxi service, including Uber and Grab, in a way similar to traditional taxis to guarantee a fair business environment. A Uber taxi in Hanoi The move followed Hanoi, HCM City and Danang taxi associations petitioning the Ministry of Transport to call for a more equal business environment for taxi services. Hanoi People’s Committee have completed a plan on restricting the number of private vehicles for the 2017-2020 period and a vision until 2030 which is expected to be discussed and passed by the municipal people’s council at the meeting of early next month. According to the plan, the city will apply more strict management regulations on cars of below nine seats which operate under app-based taxi service in terms of vehicle number, quality and operational scope. App-based taxis will be managed in a way similar to traditional firms to ensure equal … [Read more...] about Hanoi attempts to manage app-car services like taxis