KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will allow the motorcycle to come to companies, such as Indonesia, Gojek, and a local start-up, dego track to start operations on a limited scale by January 2020, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Commuters, along with a Gojek ads in Singapore on March 4, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Edgar Su/File Photo
Gojek, who are the financial backers of his Alphabet, Google China’s tech companies, Tencent and JD.com el barto Drive, it will work on the basis of a proof-of-concept is the basis for the measurement of the demand for the service is greater than six months, the Secretary, Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.
Bike comes, it will be an important element in the provision of a comprehensive public transport system, such as an operating mode of the first – and last-mile connectivity,” Loke told parliament during prime minister’s question time.
The minister said the pilot project will be limited to the Klang Valley, Malaysia’s most developed region where the capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while the government will consider the possibility of extending it to other areas if there is demand for it.
For the six-month, proof-of-concept pilot program in which the government and participating companies, data collection, and evaluation of the demand for the service, and the government is working on the drafting of the legislation is to control a bike coming, Loke said.
“A bike coming, it will be subject to the same rules as laid down in the e-hailing,” said the minister, referring to the current ride-from activities such as Gripping.
Gojek the imminent entry into force of the Malaysia, you will most likely pose the greatest challenge to the action, which took the lion’s share of the nation’s e-hailing market, after having bought it on the Uber Technology Inc is a business in South-east Asia last year.
The griffins, who will be supported by japan’s SoftBank Group, Corp, has been struggling to adapt to the new regulatory framework requires that all of the road-from drivers, to apply for specific licenses and insurance for their vehicles, and health checks.
Extract of Malaysia, said in October that only 52% of the original partners, were published under the legislation which came into force at the same time.
“Let’s go! It is, indeed, a healthy level of competition,” try to get to Malaysia, said on Twitter after the prime minister’s announcement.
Report by Joseph Sipalan, with additional reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger and Tom Hogue