HO CHI MINH CITY – Indonesian ride-hailing, logistics and digital payments unicorn Go-Jek is conducting a 5-day trial of Go-Bike and Go-Send, two of its flagship services, in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, which started yesterday.

This comes on the heels of Go-Jek’s launching of its subsidiaries in Vietnam and Thailand last June, which are Go-Viet and GET, respectively.

The trial serves as a prelude to Go-Viet’s targeted official kickoff in early September. Following this trial, Go-Viet expects to provide its services in Ho Chi Minh City and eventually towards Hanoi and in other parts of the country.

Go-Viet intends to become Vietnam’s largest multi-service platform, starting from transportation and on-demand delivery of products, with plans to eventually branch out into on-demand food delivery and digital payment, among others.

It will be remembered that Go-Jek’s founder Nadiem Makarim announced plans for the company’s expansion further into the ASEAN region last October, and Vietnam would be the third country that the startup will operate in, after Indonesia and the Philippines.

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