TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Following the Transportation Ministry’s announcement to partner with ride-hailing giant GoJek and other startups in Indonesia’s maritime highway dubbed the “tol laut” or sea toll road, GoJek management announced that they are in fact exploring this possibility.
“We are currently studying that possibility and will coordinate with the government to determine the next step,” said SVP Public Policy and Government Relations Gojek Indonesia, Panji Ruky on Wednesday, November 6.
Panji welcomes the government’s attempt to involve the private sector with a positive vibe. Especially tech companies that would improve the efficiency of logistics services between islands. GoJek also sees this possible partnership correlates with the company’s motto #PastiAdaJalan (There is always away).
“We welcome it with open arms and support the government’s attempt to involve more private tech companies,” he said. This step is taken by the government after the sea toll road was hit by rumors of monopoly.
The startups’ involvement is meant to the east the process of ordering containers in a transparent manner and fairly divide payloads to shippers that are in rural regions.