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2.0 launches ride-hailing app which includes bikes, boats and horse carts

2.0 Limited has launched a new transport mobile app in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw that could rival Grab’s taxi app. The new OK app, which launched earlier this month, offers both drivers and passengers more flexibility and options compared to the other taxi apps in Myanmar. ‘’We created this app with Myanmar citizens, […]

Concerned with personal safety, passengers opt for taxi service operators

More commuters opt for taxi service operators such as Grab and Uber in order to avoid the perceived risks associated with ordinary taxis. It is believed that the ride-hailing apps provide better safety and security for passengers. Meanwhile, some taxi drivers are anxious about their jobs as the industry is suffering from a vote of […]

Uber’s Yangon strategy stumbles, competitors push ahead

Complaints about Uber in Yangon are mounting even as officials of the company insist that it continues to improve its ride-hailing service for both drivers and passengers. US-based Uber first began operating in Yangon last May, joining local taxi operators Oway Ride and Hello Cabs. Months later, Singapore-based Grab, also launched its ride-hailing service in […]

Grab Partners Shwe Taung to Launch Taxi Terminals

Ride-hailing company Grab will cooperate with Shwe Taung Real Estate to provide Grab taxi terminals at the developer’s shopping centers and office blocks to further expand its presence in Yangon. For Grab, the aim is to make it easier for visitors to Shwe Taung properties, which include malls and office buildings, to book and catch […]

The road to taxi reform – can ride-hailing apps help fix the market?

Duncan Burry notes the promise ride-hailing apps hold for Myanmar’s future. Hello Cabs, Myanmar’s first ride-hailing app, was launched in Yangon in August of 2015. Oway Ride, a local rival, was not far behind, launching in February 2016. And then two large international players were launched in 2017: Grab in March and Uber in May. […]

Rangoon Taxis Need Reform

Rangoon has around 70,000 taxis plying the city’s streets, many owned and run by individuals. There are two local pioneering app-based cab service providers—Hello Cabs and Oway Ride—cultivating a culture in which apps are used to hail taxis in the city since 2016. The two are now set to compete with foreign brands: Singapore-based firm […]

Myanmar-based Uber-like service Hello cabs raises an undisclosed amount of funding

Myanmar-based, leading ride-hailing platform Hello Cabs raises an undisclosed amount of funding from Nay Min Thu, founder of iMyanmar Group. Even though the exact amount of funding is kept undisclosed by the company, the value of the funding is expected to be in 7 digits US dollars. Hello cabs was launched in 2014 and is […]

Interview with Anirban Chakraborti CEO of Hello Cabs

Name : Anirban Chakraborti Position : CEO of Hello Cabs Anirban Chakraborti is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hello Cabs taxi services in Myanmar. With over 12 years of experience in technology, infrastructure, and service industries spanning US, Europe and Asia, Chakraborti has also been an entrepreneur in data analytics. He was previously […]

Taxi meter services gaining momentum among passengers looking for safer ride

After several failed attempts by the government over the years to formalise Yangon’s hectic taxi system, local firm Hello Cabs, which introduced a metered service and driver training nearly two years ago, says that business is catching on, with commuters today demanding higher standards from the city’s cabbies. Dagon Logistics launched the Hello Cabs service in December […]