Vietnam is considered an ideal destination for investing in motorcycle ride-hailing services as it has a population of 90 million and 45 million registered motorcycles. Besides, operating expenses in Vietnam are cheaper than in markets like Singapore and Malaysia. Last year, Go-Jek opined that Vietnam will be the company’s second destination in Southeast Asia, following the Philippines, and its third overseas market in Asia. According to Go-Jek, investing in Vietnam will open up opportunities for it to develop the Go-Pay payment application. Established in 2010 as a phone-based motorcycle ride-hailing service, Go-Jek has evolved into an on-demand mobile platform and a cutting-edge app, providing a wide range of services that includes transportation, logistics, mobile payments, food delivery, and many other on-demand services. Go-Jek is valued at $5 billion. Entering Vietnam, Go-Jek will have to compete with heavyweight competitors like GrabBike and UberMotor. In late September … [Read more...] about Go-Jek to set foot in Vietnam?
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The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed local authorities to raise the frequency of air monitoring. According to the department, the air monitoring is conducted just 10 days in the morning and afternoon per month. HCM City faces the serious pollution So the department suggested that it would be necessary to do the work daily in the morning, midday and afternoon. In the early morning, many local streets such as Truong Chinh, Cach Mang Thang Tam, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai saw dense smog. The department also recommended the rise in PM10 and PM2.5 index measurement every day at all the city’s air monitoring stations. This would help the agency to have more information to provide for people on both its website and smart phone apps. The plan should be implemented in the 2020-2022 period, the department added. In HCM City, the air quality index on December 12 and 13 was at the level of affecting people’s health, … [Read more...] about Increase in air monitoring frequency in HCM City proposed
Nation Time for action to cope with air pollution The Saigon Times Daily Sunday, Dec 15, 2019,15:36 (GMT+7) Time for action to cope with air pollutionThe Saigon Times Daily Air pollution in Hanoi has worsened, making the Vietnamese capital city one of the most dangerous places in the world to live in. Last Friday, according to Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, the monitoring system of the municipal Environmental Protection Agency showed that 10 of 11 sites were encountering serious air pollution, with the air quality index exceeding 200. The reading, categorized at the purple level, indicated that the air quality was very hazardous and residents may experience serious health problems. The red-alarm air quality in Hanoi City on the day was recorded by various media, including Air Visual as a website that tracks air quality in cities around the world, and Pam Air, an environmental quality tracking app. Faced with the problematic air … [Read more...] about Time for action to cope with air pollution
With reasonable selling prices and Vietnamese brand, Vsmart’s products are capable of dislodging Chinese brands from the Vietnamese market. The Vietnamese smartphone manufacturer, at its debut event on December 14, 2018, introduced four models. All of them belonged to the low- and medium-end market segments with starting prices of VND2.5-6.3 million. While Vingroup still pursues the strategy of making luxury sedans, Vsmart Lux and Vsmart Super Lux still have not been marketed. However, many things changed a year later. While Vingroup still pursues the strategy of making luxury sedans, Vsmart Lux and Vsmart Super Lux still have not been marketed. Thanh Mai Who are the potential clients for Vsmart’s huge smartphone plant? As the habit of Vietnamese smartphone users has changed, mobile network operators in Vietnam can now cooperate with Vsmart to provide smartphones at low prices with associated service packages. … [Read more...] about Low-cost smartphones – a new strategy of Vsmart?
Apple and Samsung are now controlling the high-end smartphone market segments. Other brands have disappeared. “What should I buy with tma budget of VND20 million?” It’s easy to answer in Vietnam, because there are only two choices, either Apple or Samsung. The Vietnamese smartphone market Statistics from GfK showed that the two manufacturers have ‘swallowed the high-end market’. High-end smartphones are products with the prices of VND15 million or more. In March 2019, the two giants made up 99.2 percent of the high-end smartphone market share, with 42.8 percent belonging to Apple and 56.4 percent to Samsung. In April, Apple jumped to the No 1 position with 59.1 percent of market share. Samsung was in the second position with 34.1 percent, leaving Huawei far behind with 6.5 percent. In March 2019, the two giants made up 99.2 percent of the high-end smartphone market share, with 42.8 percent belonging to Apple and 56.4 percent to Samsung. As … [Read more...] about Vietnamese have only two choices for high-end smartphones