Gojek, Grab Respond to Online Ojek Tariff Adjustment Plan

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Online ride-hailing companies Gojek and Grab responded to the Transportation Ministry’s plan to adjust the tariff of the online motorcycle taxi or online ojek in the next two weeks.

    Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs of the country’s decacorn, Teuku Parvinanda, said his side had been just exposed to the information by the media, and so that was still early to comment on the government's policy plan.

    "What we can be sure of is that Gojek always supports and abide by the rules and regulations set by the government for the sustainable welfare of driver partners and ecosystem growth," said Teuku in a written statement to Tempo on Monday, January 20.

    Meanwhile, Grab Indonesia’s Head of Public Affairs, Tri Sukma Anreianno, said his side was still waiting for the ministry’s order on further talks.

    Tri recognized that many new factors could affect the government’s decision in reviewing the rate. "We hope future policies will bring positive impacts on all stakeholders, both drivers and customers in Indonesia," said Tri through a written statement on Monday, January 20.

    Earlier reports announced that Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said there would be an adjustment of the online transportation rate within the next two weeks. “It will take about a month," he said after inspecting the Jakarta-Serang railroad track in Jakarta, Saturday, January 18.

    Budi Karya explained the ministry will call in ride-hailing providers as well as their driver-partners to discuss the tariff adjustment of online ojek.

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