SINGAPORE, March 21 Ride hailing firm Grab, the
main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc,
launched services in Myanmar on Tuesday, expanding operations to
a seventh country in the region.
Grab was working with a small group of taxi drivers in a
trial in Yangon, the biggest city, and would scale up gradually,
the company said in a statement. Uber is currently unavailable
Grab is already operating in Singapore, Indonesia,
Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The expansion into Myanmar comes as authorities there are
trying to improve its public transport system, having for the
first time introduced regular bus lines, timetables and salaries
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Simon