Upaya CityCargo launches two-wheeler delivery services in KathmanduThe company will be training 2,000 drivers or riders focusing on digital literacy, e-banking, customer care services and creating self-employment.
Upaya CityCargo, in partnership with the UKaid Skills for Employment Programme, has launched a two-wheeler delivery service in the Kathmandu Valley.
The event was launched virtually along with a discussion on "Future of Two-Wheeler Logistics".
“Upaya CityCargo has the vision to be the logistics backbone of digital Nepal. Thus, with the support of the UKaid funded project, we now offer intra-city logistics solutions not only for bulky goods but also for smaller items and parcel delivery focusing on small businesses as well as individuals,” the company said in a press statement.
“With the introduction of two-wheeler delivery, Upaya CityCargo completes its last mile and middle mile delivery service for its customers”, said Suman Rayamajhi, chairman of Upaya CityCargo. “We want to achieve our growth with gender equality focusing on inclusion as well as being environmentally conscious about our operations. To be mindful, we are exploring the use of two and four wheelers electric vehicles to deliver goods.”
Team Leader of UKaid Skills for Employment Programme Baljit Vohra said, “The job roles that Upaya are generating by the virtue of tech platform did not even exist until 15-18 months ago and now with tech platform, there exists a great potential of new job creation in Nepal”.
From the perspective of the investor, Bidhyabaridhi Sigdel, Managing Director of Dolma Impact fund mentioned that Upaya has been an interesting and scalable company that has the potential to change the unorganised sector into a standard and hassle-free intracity logistic solution.
Upaya CityCargo targets returnee migrant workers, women, and other socio-economically disadvantaged groups. The company will be training 2,000 drivers or riders focusing on digital literacy, e-banking, customer care services and creating self-employment.