By The Nation
Grab said it has a shared goal with the NCPO and the Department of Land Transport to create financial opportunities for motorcyclists through the use of ride-hailing applications.
Monrawee Ampolpittayanant, head of public affairs at Grab Thailand, said: “We are committed to taking good care of our driver-partners through a number of programmes. With Bangkok’s air pollution remaining at hazardous levels, there is a negative effect on those working outside or doing outdoor activities. This includes motorcycle taxis and our driver-partners. Grab has offered 3,000 N95 masks, along with over 3,000 dust masks with the support of CAREU, to motorcycle taxi drivers, our driver-partners as well as passengers to reduce their exposure to the urban air pollution.”
The firm said the scheme forms part of Grab’s driver-partner benefit programmes as it continues to increase driver-partners’ welfare through a number of initiatives including “Grab the Future”, a scholarship to support the children of Grab’s driver-partners, social security contributions, health care, car insurance, accident insurance as well as other benefits in collaboration with Grab’s partners in order to enhance the livelihoods of the drivers-partners.