Grab Became Official Partner of Asian Games 2018

By : Dina Astria And Aldi Firhand | Wednesday, February 21 2018 - 21:55 IWST

Application-based transportation provider, Grab Indonesia (Foto Ist)
Application-based transportation provider, Grab Indonesia (Foto Ist) - Palembang- Online taxi service management company Grab became the official partner of the Asian Games XVIII organizers in August 2018.

Managing Director of Grab Indonesia Ridzki Kramadibrata in Palembang, Tuesday (20/2/2018), said his company is interested in working on the Asian Games in two cities, Palembang and Jakarta because of the belief of the potential.

"This event is big, and Grab wants to get this momentum to improve performance," he said.

Although currently possible potential is being recorded and analyzed but in a rough count, Ridzki ensure there will be a surge.

"What we are currently doing is coordinating on an ongoing basis with the Inasgoc committee, which is important, because the 2018 Asian Games are so unique considering being conducted in two different cities on two different islands," he said.

For that Grab Indonesia is making the system tailored to the character of each city like Palembang City which has four modes of transportation namely LRT, Transmusi Bus, and public transportation.

Another uniqueness because the Asian Games event is a sporting event then certainly there will be a shift of crowd from Jakabaring Sport City to tourist spots.

"It could be that in the beginning there will be a lot of silence in Jakabaring because they are still competing," he said.

For it is very important presumably the Grab driver partners have a schedule of games Asian Games.

In relation to the language abilities of the driver partners, considering that it will serve customers from overseas, he says that Grab already has language settings in its application.

"For the language do not worry because drivers and users just adjust to use what language," he said.

Grab as a data centered company in three places, namely Singapore, Beijing, and Seattle will in the future build a data center in Jakarta.

Data center support is intended to further expand Grab's reach. So far, Grab has reached eight countries or is accessible in 178 cities, while in Indonesia it is accessible in 111 cities.

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