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Talabat begins testing drone delivery service in Qatar

Talabat, a local tech platform delivering food and q-commerce solutions in the Middle East, officially announced the launch of its drone food delivery pilot program in Qatar last week.

The company says in its blog “The pilot took place at Agrico facilities in Al Khor and The Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), and is a result of six months of collaboration.”

Commenting on the announcement, Francisco Miguel de Sousa, Managing Director of talabat Qatar said, “We are excited to continue to shape the future of food delivery, not only in Qatar but throughout the region. The launch of our drone pilot program is our second big future play, after we introduced our autonomous delivery vehicle, ‘talabot’ into the Mshreib district last year.

“The pilot programme is part of our ongoing commitment to introduce the latest technologies that continuously enhance our customers’ experience on the app. On behalf of talabat, I would like to thank both the Qatari government and local entities, as well as HBKU and Agrico for their support in helping to drive the future forward, in Qatar.

“We will continue to work with local partners to make this service available to customers across the country, and to support and reach as many people in our communities as possible.” adds de Sousa.

“The announcement of this program,” the blog reports “aligns with talabat’s vision and ongoing efforts to introduce sustainable initiatives to scale and to be able to reach and reliably deliver to as many people as possible around the region and at the push of a button.”

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