Jakarta. Online ride-hailing service and mobile payment platform Grab, renowned in Southeast Asia, held a corporate social responsibility program in Surabaya, East Java, on Thursday (04/01).
The efforts, in cooperation with the regional government of East Java, were dedicated to public transportation drivers. The inauguration of the corporate social responsibility event was attended by East Java Governor Dr. H. Soekarwo at the Gedung Grahadi in Surabaya.
"Since Grab arrived in Indonesia, we have always prioritized collaboration and synergy with public transportation providers that were here before us, such as with conventional taxis and our GrabTaxi service, and city transport," said Tri Sukma Anreianno, head of public affairs for Grab Indonesia.
"We hope that supporting programs such as these will enhance synergy between us and public transportation providers."
In cooperation with the regional government of East Java, Grab’s corporate social responsibility program helped facilitate registration and payments for the first month of BPJS -- a state-provided health insurance program -- for 500 public transport drivers, provided minor repairs for their vehicles and donated prepaid sim cards.
"Support from the regional government, as well as cooperation with public transport drivers in Surabaya, were the keys to Grab’s success in providing services to 106 cities in the country. With an ever-improving synergy, we hope that safe, comfortable and affordable transportation can be accessible to everyone in the future," Tri added.
Grab currently operates in Surabaya and in neighboring cities such as Sidoarjo, Mojokerto, Lamongan, Gresik, Malang, Batu, Kediri, Blitar, Tulung Agung, Ponorogo, Pasuruan, Lumajang, Banywangi, Jember and Situbondo.