The Jakarta Post
People in Semarang, Central Java, will be able to pay property tax (PBB) through Go-Pay as of next year as the Semarang administration and Go-Pay have signed a cooperation agreement.
“We appreciate that the [Semarang] treasury welcomes our innovative cashless payment system,” Go-Pay sales manager Arno Tse said in a statement on Sunday.
“As Indonesia's largest technology company, we want to facilitate millions of Indonesian households to have financial access."
The agreement between Go-Pay, an electronic payment service of Go-Jek, and the administration was announced during an event at Semarang City Hall. Go-Pay can also be used to buy tickets for the Semarang busway.
“If the people are accustomed to making cashless payments for transportation, the city government can easily introduce other digital innovations to improve public services,” Arno said.
Meanwhile, Semarang Mayor Hendrar Prihadi said the agreement was part of the regional government‘s commitment to improving public services.
“Giving people various options in making transactions, including through Go-Pay, one of the cashless payment instruments in the country, is part of efforts to make Semarang a smart city,” Hendrar said. (bbn)