12:39 | 27/12/2015 Entertainment
The Mai Linh Group and Auto Motors Viet Nam Company (AMV) (the official importer of French car firm Renault) signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation on December 16 in Ha Noi to carry out the project.
The Mai Linh Group and Auto Motors Viet Nam Company (AMV) signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation yesterday in Ha Noi to carry out the project — Photo www.baodautu.vn
Under the project, 10,000 to 20,000 electric taxis will be imported from France and will be operated in Viet Nam's three large cities — Ha Noi, Da Nang and HCM City — for five years from 2016 to 2021.
The two parties said they wanted to contribute towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving the environment in large cities, in response to the COP21 Paris Climate Conference agreement.
Ho Huy, general director of the Mai Linh group, one of Viet Nam's major taxi operators, said it was the largest ambitious project of the company since its establishment in 1993, and said he believed the project would be successful.
"Through the project, we also wish to contribute towards reducing pollution for a better standard of life," Huy said.
Thirty electric taxis will operate in HCM City and Ha Noi from January next year for a trial period./.