In Oman, women were allowed to drive a taxi. This law comes into force in this country from the March, 1. Women will also be able to travel by truck. It is expected that this innovation will help arrange to help find a job for many unemployed.
“The Government of Oman has always sought to provide women with equal rights with men in employment and business,” the government said in a statement.
At the same time, the document states that taxi cars, where men are driving, must be different from cars operated by women. In the first case, vehicles will be painted in traditional orange and white colors. Cars with female drivers got pink and blue colors.
Earlier it became known that in Saudi Arabia, women were allowed to issue a driver’s license. The corresponding decree was signed by the King of this country, bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The document must enter into force in June 2018. Before that, a special committee will be established in Saudi Arabia from representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as the Ministries of Finance, Labor and Social Development, to comply with the new rules.
According to local authorities, granting women the right to drive cars will have a positive impact on the relations of Saudi Arabia with other countries, and also brought economic benefits. The initiative of the King of Saudi Arabia was welcomed with approval in the White House. The administration of the American president called this decision “a positive step”.