In August, it was reported that the Cabinet had agreed to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s transport minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook announced today (November 5) that Gojek, among other ride-hailing firms, will be allowed to operate in Malaysia on a limited scale from January 2020.
He added that Gojek will start operating based on a proof-of-concept to test the service demand.
Starting January next year, the firm will conduct a feasibility study for bike-hailing services in Klang Valley for six months.
Gojek motorcyclists will only be allowed to “ferry one passenger at a time, who must also be above 18.”.
Gojek To Also Expand In PH
Last Saturday (November 2), Gojek unveiled its new long-term corporate strategy which includes expansion of its services to Malaysia and the Philippines next year.
It also revealed that Gojek will soon expand its local services through collaborations with third-party platforms such as Halodoc for medicine delivery.
Gojek co-CEOs Kevin Aluwi and Andre Soelistyo shared that the company intends to focus on four things: increasing customer satisfaction, harmonising corporate development with business sustainability, becoming a global company through expansion into international markets, and turning Gojek into a world-class workplace.
According to Andre, Gojek plans to change the ratio of its domestic versus international customers from 80:20 to 50:50 in the next five years.
Currently, Gojek is only available in Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore so it hopes to ramp up its international presence.
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