Technology based transport service provider Careem has started providing its services in Iraq's southern city of Basra, following its recent successful implementation in Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Najaf.
The service will create thousands of new jobs for the city's residents and provide a greater choice and improvement of transport links for the city's 2.5 million residents.
Commenting on the launch, Mohamed Al Hakim, the general manager of Careem Iraq said “We are proud to launch our services in Basra today, an important strategic location for us and look forward to serving the people and create job opportunities for the youth of this great city... Within the next five years, our vision is to serve hundreds of thousands of customers and create more than 10,000 job opportunities in Basra.”
In addition to the new service for Basra, Careem is also operating a pilot service in Iraq's northern city of Erbil with a view to releasing the service. The company began operations in Iraq in January 2018 and was acquired by global transport giant Uber for $3.1 billion in March this year.
Source: The National