REGISTRATION for the Johor Packet Food and Delivery Services (Jopac) is expected to increase as soon as the application for the service is introduced next year.
Darul Ta’zim Family Development Foundation (YPKDT) chief executive Nurul Naqiah Fadzil said the application would be developed by Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ) Sdn Bhd as part of the strategic partnership between the agency and government-linked companies (GLCs).
“Currently there are 250 Jopac riders throughout the state who have been active since last year. We are expecting to register another 350 riders from the B40 community.
“The new Jopac app will help simplify the workflow of food orders, route destination as well as the financial management of our riders when taking orders, ” she said, adding that it would also help in terms of registration of new riders in the future.
Nurul Naqiah said this during a press conference after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between YPKDT and KPRJ at Frasers Place, in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Baru.
The MOU was signed by Nurul Naqiah, who represented YPKDT, and KPRJ chief executive Datuk Mohd Noorazam Osman. It was witnessed by Johor women, family and community development committee chairman Zaiton Ismail.
Nurul Naqiah said the MOU with KPRJ would also see the development of Suri Johor Hub, which is a women entrepreneur development programme, as well as the Persona Wanita Profesional Johor Convention.
“We hope to build a database of women entrepreneurs and the sectors they are involved in, so that we can gather them in one platform and share any relevant opportunities or aid given by the government to the women in the state, ” she added.
Noorazam said the partnership with YPKDT was the company’s way of showing support for women empowerment programmes in the state.
“We have allocated RM1mil for the women empowerment programmes under our corporate social responsibility (CSR) under the KPRJ-HOPE initiative.
“We hope more private sectors or GLCs will emulate this partnership to help more people in need, ” he added.
Noorazam said KPRJ also had a line-up of other CSR activities this year, namely the Zoo Johor cleanup programme and the Sekolah Agama KPRJ Festival.
“Sekolah Agama KPRJ Festival is one of our annual activities. This year, we plan to adopt 10 more Sekolah Agama in Johor, ” he said, adding that KPRJ had adopted 25 religious schools since 2018.
Jopac was initiated in May, 2020 to help B40 folk running home-based businesses as well as those who had lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The programme, which runs on social media platforms, allows these operators to appoint one of their family members to deliver their goods while the rest prepare the food at home.