Uber Company said he welcomes the announcement by the Panamanian Government that it will regulate the transport service provided by the platforms to innovation and respect the user's right to choose how to mobilize.
In a statement released this Tuesday in Panama, Uber said that "globally, there are more than 132 jurisdictions that embrace these new technologies with regulatory frameworks that differentiate services provided through technological platforms over traditional systems."
"We are in favor of this regulation that encourages innovation, promotes more opportunities for entrepreneurship and self-employment. We are also recognized the user's right to choose how to mobilize in his city, with safe, reliable and inclusive options that are in accordance with his wishes and needs."
The Panamanian Ministers Council said in a statement on Monday that it recognized the need to regulate the transportation service provided by a technological platforms such as Uber, which began operations in Panama since 2014.
Traditional taxi drivers have protested in the last two years against these mobile applications because that are not supervised by transport authorities. They consider it unfair to allow them to operate when they are required to meet a number of requirements.