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Uber agrees with the government to register as a transportation company

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The transport service platform Uber agreed on Wednesday with the Dominican Government to register as a provider of these services, which puts an end to the impasse it had with companies in the transport sector.

The announcement was made after concluding a meeting of the Tourism Cabinet with the main executives of Uber in the region, where it was also agreed that the American company will register a database with its affiliates in the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant) .

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, said that this Thursday there will be another meeting in the Legal Consultancy of the Executive Power and “they will agree on the working table that they already had with Asonahores, with the owners of the hotels and the airports in the way they are going to work”.

In addition, he welcomed the agreement and defined it as a great step forward to guarantee a much more efficient service in favor of taxi users.

“This agreement is something extraordinary and that everyone wanted. It shows the capacity for consensus of the government of President Abinader”, said the coordinator of the Tourism Cabinet.

The meeting was held at the Hotel Homewood Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo and in addition to Collado, who led it, the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Carlos Díaz Morfa and the legal consultant of the Executive Power, Antoliano Peralta Romero, attended.

Also present on behalf of Uber were the director of public policies for the Caribbean and Central America and the Andean Region, Sylvia Alvarado; the manager of public policies for Central America, Luis Diego Oreamuno; the economic director of the Political Section of the United States embassy in the country, Juanita Aguirre and a commission of the Association of Hotels and Tourism (Asonahores), headed by its president Rafael Blanco.

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