Earlier this week, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosroshahi landed in Cairo to announce the new game-changing feature, the Uber Bus.
The new service incorporates Uber’s technology in Cairo’s existing minibus system, aiming to provide a safer, more affordable and efficient trips to Uber Bus users. Cairo is the first city to introduce the Uber Bus service, however, this will soon be implemented in many cities allover the globe.
Requesting an Uber Bus will be available through the regular Uber application. The app will then connect users going to similar destinations in one bus to ensure efficient transportation with fewer stops.
Dr. Sahar Nasr was there to show the Ministry’s support for companies investing in Egypt to expand their presence. She stated that “with a global company like Uber choosing Egypt to launch “Uber Bus” is a testament to the success of the investment climate after the latest regulatory reforms. Uber’s new investments will benefit from the new investment law and the ride-sharing regulations, as well as the roads and bridges infrastructure the country has put in place, based on the directive of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.”
The Minister also said that “Uber’s investments highlight the attractiveness of Egypt’s investment climate. Having opened its Centre of Excellence in Cairo in 2017 with an investment of around US$ 20 million, Uber has now, in 2018, chosen Cairo once again, this time for the launch of Uber Bus.”
Uber has been testing the service since September 2018 to ensure safety before launching it to the public. It will be available in the areas of Nasr City, Heliopolis, Greater Downtown, and Mohandeseen, and will expand across Cairo in upcoming months.
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