Jakarta Residents Join Uber through Cooperative
Techno Article – At least 830 citizens of Jakarta have joined as individual driver partners of Uber’s services through cooperative channels that allow them to make money on calling car requests. This is disclosed by Haryanto Mangundiharjo, Chairman of the Cooperative Trans Usaha Bersama who became partner Uber in Jakarta. They connect poker online terpercaya individual car owners who want to be Uber’s driver’s partner.
Haryanto said his cooperative has a total of 980 members in which 150 people have no connection with Uber. “The others are like housewives who really want to join the cooperative, so we invite,” said Haryanto. The 830 figure does not reflect the actual number of Uber drivers in Indonesia. Because, during this Uber also cooperate with the drivers of car rental companies.
International Launcher and Acting GM Uber Jakarta, Alan Jiang, is reluctant to tell the exact number of Uber drivers here. “We can not give figures,” Alan told a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday.
The cooperative will assist Uber in selecting individual drivers who want to join. Haryanto said, the driver must meet the requirements of background checks, home address, permit from RT and RW, car ownership, up to certificate of police records.
“On average, they get gross revenue of Rp 16 million per month,” said Haryanto.
Drivers can earn substantial revenue as Uber has not yet cited the profit from Uber driver’s revenue per transaction in Indonesia. The San Francisco-based company has plans to quote a 20 percent profit on each deal as they do in other countries. It will be done if Uber has built a business entity and get the taxpayer number (NPWP) of the company. This will clearly pay taxes from Uber to the government.
Uber admitted that they have been operating in Jakarta through representative offices in Pacific Place, Sudirman Integrated Commercial Area, and are planning to build a legal entity. “We will follow the rules of the Indonesian government including the tax,” lid Alan.
He also supports the discourse of the Minister of Communications and Informatics which assesses the need for a regulatory framework that regulates the business of the transport-sharing model as run by Uber, Gojek and GrabBike.
Uber is always reluctant to be called a transportation company or taxi company. They claim to be computer software firms, but have a service connecting car drivers with consumers, then setting rates based on mileage. This service has recently been questioned by the DKI Jakarta government who questioned the absence of a legal office and suspected of not paying taxes.