AMMAN — The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship announced on Friday the blocking of 24 unlicensed ride-hailing applications in Jordan from app stores, in cooperation with international companies such as Google, Apple, and Huawei.

According to a statement from the ministry, the blocking of applications comes due to their unfair competition with licensed applications and their significant social and security impacts on users, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

This step comes within cooperation between the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Transport, the Land Transport Regulatory Commission, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, and the Public Security Directorate, to ensure the security and safety of users and operators.

The unlicensed transport applications non-compliance with the required quality standards exposes users to multiple risks, including a lack of liability in the event of accidents.

The ministry pointed out that the illegal operation of these applications undermines fair competition and can lead to a reduction in revenues for licensed companies that comply with the laws, which will negatively affect the local economy.

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