SANTIAGO, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's ride-hailing giant DiDi kicked off operations in 13 more Chilean cities on Tuesday, bringing the total to 23.
The company's expansion means the service is available from north to south, with five northern cities of Arica, Iquique, Calama, Copiapo and Ovalle and seven southern cities of Curico, Chillan, Los Angeles, Valdivia, Osorno, Coyhaique and Punta Arenas, as well as the central city of Los Andes, now within DiDi's sphere of operations.
DiDi's ride-sharing and taxi services have been well-received in the South American country, enabling the company's rapid expansion, said Simeng Wang, general manager of DiDi Chile.
"We are very thankful for the support and reception we have had since the starting in Chile," said Wang.
"Today, without a doubt, DiDi's commitment is to deliver a better service at a more convenient price, so everyone in the country can have access to the advantages of our platform," Wang added.
DiDi first entered the Chilean market in June, with 16,000 registered drivers in the resort town of Valparaiso. In August, the company started operating in Santiago.