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Gojek starts car-hailing service in Vietnam in challenge to Grab

Indonesian startup eyes superapp status; local player Be expects profit in 2021

Gojek says digital payments and car hailing are the two services "most requested" by its customers in Vietnam.   © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY -- Gojek says it will add car-hailing and e-payments to its operations in Vietnam, one of the key markets in the Indonesian startup's battle with Singaporean rival Grab.

Vietnamese customers can currently use Gojek to hail motorbike rides, order food and ship parcels, but will be able to request car rides and pay digitally "very, very soon," country manager Phung Tuan Duc said.

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