28 Aug '11, 5am

@AsiaTodayNews Indonesia's traffic nightmare a dream for 'ojeks': JAKARTA (AFP) - Jakarta's crippl... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews Indonesia's traffic nightmare a dream for 'ojeks': JAKARTA (AFP) - Jakarta's crippl... - #Asia #News

Mr Makarim founded a company called GO-JEK (above) as the first professionally run ojek service in the city, offering a higher standard - any standard - of service than the rag-tag army of freelance ojek drivers who currently ply the streets. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF GO-GEK JAKARTA (AFP) - Jakarta's crippling traffic jams cost the Indonesian capital billions of dollars a year, but there's one group of battling businessmen who thrive in the smog-filled streets: ojek drivers. The appalling traffic problem is an opportunity for thousands of motorcycle taxi (ojek) drivers across the teeming city of around 10 million people, so much so it is attracting the attention of entrepreneurs such as Nadiem Makarim. Mr Makarim, 27, graduated from Harvard with a masters in business administration and, upon returning to his homeland, decided there was money to be made out of Jakarta's traffic...

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