Jakarta. Online ride-hailing service and mobile payment platform Grab announced on Tuesday (21/11) it has expanded its services to Ambon in Maluku, making it the 100th city in Indonesia to get Grab services.
"This milestone reflects our monumental growth and our commitment to provide the best service and experience for customers all over the country," Grab Indonesia's managing director Ridzki Kramadibrata said in a statement.
Ridzki also thanked Grab's driver-partners and customers for their loyalty to the brand. Grab said it remains committed to try to find solutions for the country's transportation problems and keep providing accessible and affordable transportation services for Indonesians.
"Having a presence in 100 cities in Indonesia will also help us advance our mission to provide millions of people across Indonesia with better access to cashless payments — part of Grab's efforts to support the government's initiatives to create a cashless society and encourage financial inclusion. We've also thrown our support behind the government's plan to turn the country into Southeast Asia's largest digital economy," Ridzki said.
The company intends to invest more money in expanding its ride-hailing and payment services to other cities in Indonesia, launching more products and services and growing the number of its Indonesian tech employees, all by the end of this year.
Grab, which started operations in Indonesia in 2014, has already contributed to the country's transportation industry by working hand-in-hand with authorities to overcome Indonesia's transportation and consumer financing challenges.
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