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Uber in Talks to Launch World’s First ‘Uber for Government’ in Egypt’s New Capital

'Uber for Government' will aim to exclusively serve the hundreds of thousands of private sector employees in Egypt's New Administrative Capital.

Uber has entered discussions with Egypt's Ministry of Planning and Economic Development to launch the first 'Uber for Government' service in the world in Egypt's New Administrative Capital. The never-before-seen service will exclusively serve the hundreds of thousands of public sector employees that are set to relocate.

The news comes on the back of Uber Egypt's appointment of new General Manager, Ahmed Khalil, who is in talks with Minster Hala Said about the ambitious concept. While details of how and when Uber for Government will be implemented, the New Capital is firmly in the ride-hailing app's crosshairs, with Khalil also revealing that plans are afoot to expand the UberX service to the capital. 

The commute facing private sector employees has been a problem without a solution during the development of the capital, which which will act as the administrative and financial capital of Egypt, and the home of main government departments and ministries, as well as foreign embassies.

This is not the first time that Uber has teamed up with the Egyptian government to launch a 'first', following last year's Cairo launch of Uber Bus - the first of its kind in the world.

 




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