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Chinese ride hailing giant DiDi officially launches in Egypt

The company will operate Wasalny+ services that will directly compete with Uber

Global ride hailing app and smart transportation services provider, DiDi, has officially launched its services in Egypt and opened the registration process for driving partners, or captains, in Alexandria, according to media reports. The company will operate Wasalny+ services that will directly compete with Uber.

The company is regarded as one of the world’s leading mobile technology platforms and it offers a wide range of application-based services across Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and Russia. Some of the services available to its users are taxis, private car delivery, ride-sharing, buses, bikes and e-bikes, customised driving, automotive solutions, delivery, shipping and logistics and financial services.

DiDi’s launch in Alexandria will provide safe and comfortable trips to its customers and the company’s commitments are centered around its captains that aim towards gaining their trust and help them benefit from this service by providing opportunities to increase income.

General Manager of DiDi in Africa, Lin Ma told the media, “Egypt is an important and large market for DiDi, and we are very much looking forward to officially launching our services soon in Alexandria and we always emphasise that our success stems from our commitment.”

“To our partner captains and service users, and through the trust that develops with them through their daily experiences, and to provide both of them with an element of safety throughout the journey, which is why we have invested in a world-class safety system for both the captain and the passenger alike.”

DiDi has also faced investigation by the Cyberspace Administration of China where they found that the company collected and used personal information of its customers. DiDi responded saying it would “strictly comply” with rectification procedures, but no statement has been provided further.

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