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Perum DAMRI Teams Up with Grab as the First Platform to Support Seamless Connectivity in All DAMRI Terminals across Indonesia

Today, DAMRI Public Service Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Grab and OVO as a synergy to support seamless connectivity and cashless payment for all DAMRI and Grab passengers across Indonesia

Jakarta, 2 April 2018 – Today, DAMRI Public Service Company (Perum DAMRI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Grab and OVO as a synergy to support seamless connectivity and cashless payment for all DAMRI and Grab passengers across Indonesia.  

This strategic partnership facilitate passengers who arrive in DAMRI terminals across Indonesia. The passengers now can continue their trips by heading to Grab’s official pickup point and directly booking the safe and convenient transport service through GrabCar or GrabBike.

The MoU signing between these three companies is a part of Grab and OVO mutual commitment, which not only to facilitate a comfort, safe, and affordable transportation service, but also to provide cashless payment for Indonesians, especially to DAMRI passengers.

Tatan Rustandi, Business Development and Commercial Director of Perum DAMRI stated, “Through the strategic partnership with Grab, we hope to be able to unlock wider access for passengers and Indonesians to other transport options as part of our business to provide the best for people who count on our service through a fast, seamless, and cashless payment option to DAMRI’s passengers. We will continue to work harder to support the transportation system across Indonesia and hopefully it can be the best practice for the presence of ride-hailing service and cashless payment option at public facility locations in Indonesia.”

“With Grab’s current developing ecosystem, we always innovate and look for various ways to provide trusted and relevant services for our consumers. The partnership with DAMRI will give easy access to numerous first and last mile transportation options, which can be integrated and enjoyed by DAMRI customers. With our strong customers base spread in 8 countries in Southeast Asia and number of application download of more than 90 million, we see Grab’s official presence in DAMRI terminals across Indonesia will support its goal to provide an easy access for its customers, both Indonesians and foreign tourists, to enjoy its service from DAMRI terminals to their destinations in all cities across Indonesia,” said Ridzki Kramadibrata, Managing Director of Grab Indonesia.

“This partnership is one of OVO’s initiatives to build electronic payment practice and to support the National Cashless Movement (GNNT), starting with the seamless and safe digital payment experience by OVO. Currently, OVO has 9.5 million users and we believed, in the future, public enthusiasm on digital payment will continue to increase. Therefore, we have prepared to anticipate people’s need on extensive services and accessibility at anytime and everywhere, one of them is by operating in DAMRI terminal point of locations.” said Johnny Widodo, Director of OVO.

After the partnership signing, DAMRI passengers can enjoy GrabCar, GrabBike as well as GrabNow feature that will ease their booking experience, by simply heading to Grab’s pickup point of GrabShelter located in DAMRI terminals. Grab’s representative will help the instant booking, while another representative will help moving customer’s belonging. Customers will surely get Grab’s fare based on the application that has been agreed at the beginning and give the assurance of affordable fare. Grab’s customers can also redeem their GrabRewards points to get DAMRI ticket with scan barcode/coupon code method.  

 

About DAMRI Public Service Company

Since the Independence Day of Republic of Indonesia, DAMRI Public Service Company has contributed in building the connectivity of land transportation. Aside from its main business operation in passenger and freight transport service, DAMRI, through its service namely Angkutan Perintis, has helped the government to serve in remote, border, and isolated areas that are yet to be touched by other transport providers. Currently, DAMRI is available in all provinces across Indonesia, supporting to improve the economic growth and preserve NKRI through the connectivity of land transportation.

 

About Grab

Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab’s core product platform includes transport solutions for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability, as well as its proprietary mobile payments platform, GrabPay, which is increasing access to mobile payment solutions for millions of Grab riders and drivers across Southeast Asia and deepening financial inclusion in the region. Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia. For more information, please visit: http://www.grab.com.

 

About OVO

Launched in September 2017, OVO is a leading digital payment platform, loyalty points, and financial service in Indonesia. OVO has served more than 60 million middle-class people in Lippo Group & other partner ecosystem, thus allowing our loyal customers to access any facilities offered by OVO application, including payment, transfer, top-up and cash withdrawal, as well as asset management and investment. OVO is currently available in more than 23,000 merchants across 209 cities in Indonesia. We are committed to continue making the biggest payment service in Indonesia. OVO application can be downloaded free in Google Play Store and App Store. For further information about OVO, please visit www.ovo.id.

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