DiDi, a Chinese transportation technology platform, has officially launched its services in Middle East and will begin providing Waslny, Waslny Plus and Didi Express services in Alexandria on September 13, according to a statement.
According to a CNBC report, Uber owns a 12% stake in China’s Didi, making it the second largest investor in the company after SoftBank.
Didi is one of the largest Chinese companies and the Beijing government tries to control it by investing in state-owned companies.
The entry of the Chinese intelligent transport giant should increase competition in the Egyptian market, especially after the recent entry of the Russian application, InDriver, which limits control of Uber after the acquisition of Careem.
Didi said it will offer a welcome package worth £ 150 which includes discount coupons for new users and will also offer free travel worth £ 25 every Thursday for 4 weeks to its customers.
The company added that it will not receive any commission from drivers during prime four weeks of service launch, with drivers receiving a financial reward if they make 10 trips during the first week of registration and the driver will receive a reward of £ 25 for each successful new user invitation, plus a system of tiered rewards that the “Captain” gets when he reaches a certain number of invitations and receives a welcome package (150 pounds coupon).
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