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samedi 21 janvier 2017

Anger on Vietnam streets over mobile apps

The emergence of mobile phone applications in Vietnam has threatened the livelihoods of thousands of traditional motorcycle taxi drivers, who have seen a dramatic decline in their incomes as they struggle to adapt to the changing times.

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vendredi 22 juillet 2016

Hanoi plans to ban motorbikes downtown and people aren’t happy

To make room for public transportation, Hanoi wants to ban bikes by 2025

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jeudi 30 juin 2016

Vietnam capital sets target to ban motorbikes

Officials in Hanoi are aiming to ban motorbikes from the city centre within 10 years, it's reported.

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mardi 27 janvier 2015

Vietnam’s saturated bike market won't budge

Motorbike sales have fallen for the fourth consecutive year in Vietnam, where manufacturers now hope to export their sizable surpluses.

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vendredi 28 novembre 2014

Vietnam’s xe om service enters digital age with GrabBike app

The Malaysia-based company behind taxi-booking app GrabTaxi has launched a new service hosting motorbike drivers that you can call from your smartphone in Ho Chi Minh City.

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lundi 17 novembre 2014

Inexperienced, unlicensed foreign drivers rent bikes freely in Vietnam's backpacker's area

A group of motorbike rental shops appear be advising their foreign customers to practice driving on the sidewalks of Pham Ngu Lao Street, a neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City known as the "Westerner's zone" or backpacker's area.

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vendredi 22 novembre 2013

Thai tourist motorcycles seized in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City police confiscated 10 motorcycles with Thai license plates after their Thai riders who entered Vietnam as tourists were caught violating traffic laws on Wednesday.

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mardi 17 septembre 2013

No more free rides for foreigners in Vietnam

As several provinces have banned renting motorbikes to foreigners without local driver’s licenses, people are once again calling on Vietnam to make it easier for them to drive legally

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samedi 7 septembre 2013

Province bans renting of motorbikes to foreigners without Vietnam driving license

Authorities in the central province of Khanh Hoa, home to resort town Nha Trang, have banned renting of motorbikes to foreigners without Vietnamese driving licenses.

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dimanche 31 mars 2013

Vietnam strives to restrict motorbikes by 2020

A lot of drastic measures, administrative, economic, technical, would be taken to gradually reduce the number of motorbikes in circulation throughout the country.

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jeudi 13 décembre 2012

Autos, bikes suffer poor sales amid peak season

Motorbike and automobile vendors are experiencing poor sales although the last month of the year is traditionally a season of high demand.

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mercredi 5 septembre 2012

Motorbike, auto fees proposal faces opposition

The Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association has shown their opposition to the Ministry of Transport’s proposal on raising certain types of taxes on motorbike and autos.

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samedi 31 décembre 2011

Hanoi hikes vehicle registration fees by 10 times

The Hanoi authorities have officially hiked the license plate registration fees for cars and motorbikes by 10 times in a bid to reduce traffic congestion in the capital.

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lundi 25 juillet 2011

1st nat’l supermoto race: breath-taking but eye-catching

The competitors of the first Vietnam’s supermoto race last Sunday brought spectators the most impressive performance and deep hopes for the promising future of this sport in Vietnam.

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vendredi 24 juin 2011

Piaggio grows among Vietnam's paddy fields

Piaggio prides itself on its Italian legacy of chic design, but the future for the maker of Vespa scooters is on the traffic-clogged, dusty streets of developing Asia.

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mercredi 26 mai 2010

Helmets are a fashion must-have in Vietnam ; the law says so

Reporting from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — Thao Pham walks in her pink high-top sneakers along a row of motorcycle helmets at the eVo shop on Hai Ba Trung Street. Her current helmet, with a "Funny Love Pucca" cartoon character pattern, is so yesterday. And there's a sale, 30% off.

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