Pathao launches services in Nepal
Bangladesh's ride sharing entrepreneur Pathao has announced launching of its services in Nepal.
It said it has launched bike-hailing service first, in the city of Kathmandu, and the services will expand to other options gradually.
It is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that a local ride sharing platform has launched operations beyond the borders of the nation.
Founded in 2015 by Hussain M Elius and Shifat Adnan, Pathao is among the fastest growing tech startups in Asia, dedicated to the development of tangible solutions and to minimise the region's biggest infrastructural problems.
"Pathao has built a platform that enables employment for thousands of drivers and a product that millions of customers use in Bangladesh. We are excited to take our Pathao platform internationally - starting with Nepal. We have already started to onboard riders in Nepal and we plan to launch in the next few weeks. The Pathao team is inspired to be #MovingNepal and work closely with the local ecosystem," Pathao CEO Hussain M. Elius said in a statement on this historic occasion.
Pathao's Lead Marketing Manager, Sayeda Nabila Mahabub, has said, "We are excited to announce that Pathao is officially launching in Nepal within a few days. The operations have already been set up. Pathao is launching its bike-hailing service first, in the city of Kathmandu. This is a historic event for Bangladesh. "