Egypt's central bank governor meets with China Development Bank head    Egypt, UAE central banks sign currency swap deal    Researchers build and test a framework for achieving climate resilience across diverse fisheries    Genetically engineering associations between plants and nitrogen-fixing microbes could lessen dependence on synthetic fertilizer    Egypt Post invests in Roaderz platform to enhance e-commerce, delivery services    GAFI to grant 45 more golden licences to boost investment    French police arrests 5 people in Piaget jewelry heist    Hend Sabry series Crossroads to air on Shahid in October    Oil prices 27/09/2023    Al-Sisi rejects claims of militarising teachers    Egypt aims to boost private sector's role in economic activity to 65% in medium term: Finance Minister    Net-zero emissions can be reached by 2050 – IEA report    Egypt inks agreement with British council to boost scientific research    Phantom of the Opera heads to Riyadh in October    Trevor Noah to host his largest comedy show in Dubai    Dubai launches new religious tourism initiative    Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia resume talks on GERD in Addis Ababa    Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia resume talks on GERD in Addis Ababa    Egypt, India declare strategic partnership, discuss regional issues    Egyptian minister calls for more funding to face climate change damages    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume Nile dam talks    Egypt's Environment Minister calls for more funding to address climate change losses, damages    Children dying in Sudan amid healthcare system collapse    Children dying in Sudan amid healthcare system collapse    Massive Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project may transport green hydrogen    Egypt's national table tennis team qualifies for Paris Olympics    El-Hammamy wins women's final at QTerminals Qatar Classic    Ethiopia claims to finish filling GERD despite objections    Prime Minister inspects Grand Egyptian Museum    Prime Minister inspects Grand Egyptian Museum    The box office is not a measure of success: Basma    Egypt's street workout team wins 3 gold medals at world championship    Egypt's street workout team wins 3 gold medals at world championship    NBA Africa, MAVEN Developments announce multiyear collaboration in Egypt    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM discuss Sudan's crisis, Ethiopian dam    Celebrity earnings through Instagram in 2022    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Egypt to legitimize Uber and Careem car-hailing apps
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 17 - 03 - 2016

Egypt's cabinet decided on Wednesday to regulate the Uber and Careem car-hailing services by drafting new legislation after hearing recommendations by a ministerial committee, state news agency MENA reported.
The legislation will both "protect citizens' rights to choose the manner of transportation that suits them and also ensure that traditional taxi drivers would find work and make money," the cabinet said in a statement, according to MENA.
Last week, taxi drivers parked their vehicles in Mostafa Mahmoud Boulevard in Mohandiseen, a few kilometres from central Cairo, and blocked traffic to demand the government shut down the "foreign ride sharing applications."
The taxi drivers union says that Uber and Careem must be suspended in Egypt because they "function illegally," arguing that since the services' drivers use private cars, they do not hold the correct licences and are not obliged to meet the same financial and legal regulations imposed on taxis.
Following the Mostafa Mahmoud protest, the cabinet tasked a ministerial committee with investigating the legal status of the car-hailing apps.
The draft legislation, which will take one month to complete, would stipulate that private car owners who work with Uber and Careem would have to pay the insurance and taxes imposed on taxi drivers.
However, it is still unclear whether they would pay the same amount as taxi drivers.
The committee also recommended that traditional taxi drivers "be included in these car-hailing apps."
According to Egyptian law, if an individual with a private vehicle licence uses his car to transport passengers in return for a fare, his licences could be revoked.
Source: Ahram Online

Clic here to read the story from its source.