Purwakarta, 25 Februari 2021 - In the midst of pandemic outbreak that affect almost all economic sectors, significant changes are needed to stimulate the economy. These efforts include facilitating the public to be able to conduct transactions through Indonesian Quick Response Standard (QRIS) which can minimize physical contact and is in line with the campaign for implementing health protocols to prevent transmission of COVID-19 virus. In order to actualize these government efforts, bank bas a financial institution as well as a partner of the Regional Government has contributed in succeeding the efforts to digitize services carried out by Purwakarta Regency Government.
Located at Purwakarta Branch Office, bank bjb signed a partnership with Grab. Through this collaboration, Grab passengers can pay for their ride costs via bjb DigiCash which has been installed on the plastic partitions at GrabBike and GrabCar Protect fleets. Through QRIS payment feature, passengers only need to scan the QRIS installed on GrabProtect plastic partition via bjb DigiCash application.
bjb DigiCash, one of the multipurpose electronic money issued by bank bjb, is declared to be able to be used for transactions at all outlets that have the QRIS logo. Bank Indonesia (BI) as the authority for the QR Code for electronic money has issued a provision QR Code in all outlets so it can be used for all types of electronic money payments that are officially licensed through QRIS. One of them, bjb DigiCash.
GrabProtect itself is a two-wheeled and four-wheeled fleet from Grab with improved hygiene standards and safety protocols. Starting from online health declaration technology, checking masks via selfie, thick plastic partitions separating driver-partners and passengers, to regular hand sanitizers and vehicle disinfectants.
With this collaboration, passengers can easily pay the ride fare listed on the Grab application via QRIS scan on the plastic GrabProtect partition using bjb DigiCash application.
Apart from being available on the GrabProtect fleet, bjb DigiCash is also available for Purwakarta people who visit and eat directly at various of GrabFood merchants to support the Purwakarta Regency Government program to increase the digitization of MSMEs in Purwakarta.
The synergy between Bank Indonesia (BI) West Java and bank bjb, Purwakarta Regency Government (Pemkab) and Grab is an implementation of the support in cashless society movement.
BI Representative, Head of BI Representative Office for West Java Province, Herawanto, said, "BI is glad to welcome the cooperation made by bank bjb and Grab in Purwakarta. QRIS is developed by BI and the Indonesian Payment System Association (ASPI) with the aim of supporting a wider interconnection of payment system instruments. In addition, BI is also committed to support the transformation of MSMEs through an integrated MSME onboarding program from upstream to downstream and providing QRIS as a digital payment channel that is fast, easy, cheap, and reliable for MSMEs. "
Purwakarta Regent, Anne Ratna Mustika said, "We support this program since it is in line with the central government's efforts to minimize contact during COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. One of them is the existence of a partition barrier between passengers and Grab driver-partners, as well as a payment innovation through bjb DigiCash scan. We also appreciate the efforts to digitize MSMEs in Purwakarta, with the non-cash payment system in restaurants. We hope this can help the support of revival of MSMEs and economic recovery. "
Suartini, Commercial and Retail Director of bank bjb said, "The presence of bjb DigiCash as an electronic payment tool is an innovation that is presented by bank bjb to the public in Purwakarta. We guarantee various benefits of bjb DigiCash as a transaction tool, including in terms of accessibility where bjb DigiCash can be used on the GrabProtect fleet in Purwakarta and also later for people who visit various of GrabFood merchants. "
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