Kathmandu, In partnership with the U.K. Government funded Skills for Employment Program Skill (SEEP), Upaya City Cargo, a technology based online marketplace for intra-city logistics, will provide self-employment opportunities to returnee migrant workers and other economically vulnerable groups, including women. Upaya City Cargo efficiently connects individuals and businesses with driver partners by integrating technology to ensure quick and hassle-free delivery of bulk goods.
Currently, Upaya City Cargo has expanded their services to Butwal, Bhairawa and Pokhara; integrated agri-business through the KHETI app; and will enter the two-wheeler market segment aiming to generate skilled employment opportunity for 2,600 drivers and farmers. Upaya City Cargo recently invested in D.V Excellus Pvt. Ltd. to integrate agri-business through the “KHETI” platform, an online marketplace for farm products and a provider of end-to-end solutions for farmers and small agri-enterprises.
With co-investment and technical support from Ukaid Skill, Upaya CityCargo will generate skilled manpower for the digital economy by training drivers and farmers in digital literacy, digital payments, customer relation, road safety and vehicle maintenance. Suman Rayamajhi, Chairperson of Upaya City Cargo noted, ‘Upaya city cargo has a vision to be the backbone of digital Nepal. With the support of skill, we will be building the capacity of our driver partners in digital literacy, customer services, road safety and vehicle maintenance. Our focus will be to provide self-employment opportunities to returnee migrants so that they are gainfully employed in logistics and agriculture.”
Upaya City Cargo will also collaborate with sector leaders like Sipradi Trading Private Limited and Kumari Bank Ltd. to provide concessional financing for vehicle/two-wheeler purchase to Upaya’s drivers partners, with special focus on women. “Ukaid skill is excited to be co-investing with Upaya as it positions itself to become the transformational intracity delivery platform in Nepal. Through its groundbreaking digital portals, Upaya City Cargo will connect customers with hundreds of self-employed professional driver partners operating vans and motorcycles, MPVs, Vans, and Trucks,” said Mr. Baljit Vohra, Team Leader, Ukaid Skill. Ukaid Skill , since 2019, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and public sector to propel growth of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in priority sectors – commercial agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism, ICT, and construction – primarily in Province 2 and Lumbini Province.