Grab Vietnam General Manager Nguyen Tuan Anh (R) speaks at the launching ceremony (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - Southeast Asian taxi hailing app Grab officially launched its GrabCar service in HCM City last week after receiving approval from the Government.

Grab last January successfully sought the Government's approval to trial GrabCar as well as the creation of a legal framework for the new service.

It began the trial in Hanoi, HCM City, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, and Quang Ninh.

Nguyen Xuan Thuy, deputy director of the transport ministry's Department of Transport, said so far only GrabTaxi and transport companies and cooperatives using vehicles under nine seats are selected to participate in the programme.

Le Hoang Minh, deputy director of the HCM City Department of transport, said the department would work to ensure proper implementation.

Nguyen Tuan Anh, general manager of Grab Vietnam, said with more than 30 million mobile phones users with 3G services, Vietnam is a promising market.-VNA