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Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi Chuxing expands to Egypt


After launching in South Africa in March this year, Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi  Chuxing has now launched its operations in Egypt. 

The company has started its registration process for drivers in Alexandria governorate. 

The launch of DiDi in Egypt marks another milestone for the company’s efforts in bringing safe and affordable transportation options to more and more people around the world. DiDi now offers ride hailing services in 14 countries outside of China, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Russia, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and South Africa. 

Its services include taxis, private car delivery, ride-sharing, buses, bikes and e-bikes, customised driving, automotive solutions, delivery, shipping and logistics and financial services.

“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.”, Lin Ma, General Manager of DiDi in Africa said 

“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,” she added.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, DiDi says it continues to focus on providing resources, safe and flexible entrepreneurship opportunities and reliable mobility options to new regions and its people. With its launch in Egypt, DiDi brings its wide range of safety features to benefit users and driving partners, including facial recognition for drivers, SOS buttons for riders and drivers linked to local police, 24/7 support via a dedicated safety hotline, preview information for riders and drivers, and safety training for drivers, among others.

To celebrate the launch, all captains signing up through express registration in Alexandria will enjoy a 0% service charge for 28 days, as well as a participation bonus of 150 EGP after completing the first 10 flights. 

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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