Sisi approves law regulating Uber

Sisi approves law regulating Uber
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has passed a law regulating taxi such as Uber.
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25 June, 2018
Egyptian taxi driver have held protests over Uber (Getty)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a law regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Careem, the official gazette reported on Sunday.

The legislation was passed by parliament in May despite concerns among some lawmakers.

Many Egyptians who complain about taxi services, including drivers who refuse to turn on their meters or their air conditioning during the summer heat, had already switched to ride-sharing apps such as Uber and UAE-based Careem.

Egyptian taxi driver have held protests over Uber, long complained that ride-hailing apps enjoy unfair advantages as they neither pay the same taxes nor follow comparable licensing procedures.

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