In a move that is expected to enhance the expansion of communication and information technology services in Saudi Arabia, Zain Saudi Arabia and Careem have signed a cooperation agreement.
This agreement will contribute to supporting the enablement of the National Digital Plan and achieving relevant objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020.
Essentially, with this development, a Zain KSA solution for Careem will improve the latter’s operational efficiency. By providing two standard numbers for the driver and passenger, this solution will also protect and preserve the privacy of both individuals.
Following the royal decree allowing women in Saudi Arabia to drive, several speculations have been made on the impact that this will have on taxi app serices such as Uber and Careem. Careem is among the leading companies in mobile car booking services in the Saudi market, and believes that its role provides job opportunities for young and ambitious Saudis. The company expects this agreement to contribute to enhancing the number of employment opportunities for Saudis.
The agreement was signed by Zain Saudi Arabia CEO, Peter Kaliaropoulos, and Careem CEO, Abdullah AlYas.
“Our mission is to work diligently to support Vision 2030 by building knowledge based on diversification of economy, and by actively contributing to achieving that goal. We at Zain Saudi Arabia are pleased to sign such agreements that are in line with our strategy to develop digital solutions and innovations, and support digital enterprises in the Saudi market,” said Mr Kaliaropoulos.