Merdeka.com – Grab, an on-demand transportation service provider platform signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of Jakarta MRT ticket payment services and first mile last mile transportation for Jakarta MRT users. The signing was conducted by William Sabandar, President Director of PT MRT Jakarta and Ridzki Kramadibrata, Managing Director of Grab Indonesia.

According to Ridzki, this collaboration is the first step to support the creation of a modern and integrated transportation system. The strategic partnership that was launched today with PT MRT Jakarta, claimed to be increasingly emphasizing the magnitude of Grab’s role in providing transportation modes.

“Grab is ready to work together and provide support to advance the country’s transportation industry, with our extensive experience in the Southeast Asian region,” he said in an official statement to Merdeka.com on Monday (11/6).

He continued, the Memorandum of Understanding included several points of cooperation including the cooperation scheme of first mile last mile connectivity for Jakarta MRT and Grab Indonesia customers, the Jakarta MRT ticket sales scheme, the scheme for using electronic money as a payment method, and proof of concept development integrated with mobile payment where Grab Indonesia is currently working with OVO to form an open and comprehensive payment platform.

“This collaboration strengthens OVO’s position as the leading payment platform in Indonesia. We are very enthusiastic about the prospect of combining new methods of transportation and payment. An important part of people’s daily lives will be easier because the OVO application provides access to important use cases. consumers and merchants in Indonesia, including transportation, “said Adrian Suherman, President Director of OVO.

OVO is present as a digital payment platform, loyalty points and leading financial services in Indonesia. Now, it has served more than 60 million middle class people in the ecosystem of Lippo Group & other partners to enable loyal customers to access the various facilities offered by OVO applications, such as payment, transfer, top up and withdrawal of funds, as well as asset and investment management . Currently OVO has been accepted in more than 30,000 merchants in 212 cities throughout Indonesia.