Gadaffie said Paim embarked on the usage of the MyTeksi application with taxi drivers from Koperasi Permodalan Melayu Negeri Johor (KPMNJ).
"About 30 of them are ready to use the application at the moment. They will be given a two-day refresher course in taxi driving where they will receive a RM200 allowance that could be used to buy an entry level smartphone," he said.
By year-end, Paim hopes to achieve 1,000 registered taxi drivers using the application.
Meanwhile, KPMNJ treasurer Mokhtar A. Aziz who was also present at the event, said taxi drivers had no problem adapting to the new technology, even though most of them were in their 40s, and probably, possessed the least information and communication technology (ICT) know-how.
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