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ALOR SETAR, April 22 -- Individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who have lost their jobs, can apply to become delivery riders for ‘Tut Tut Delivery’, a food delivery service established by a cooperative in the state.
Koperasi Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam Kedah Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Yaacob Hassan said the cooperative was called upon to create the initiative to provide opportunities for people who are still looking for jobs.
“We also focus on traders who have to give up their premises because they can no longer afford to pay rentals during this pandemic period. Through ‘Tut Tut Delivery’, they can still continue sales from home using our delivery service.
“Any individual who wants to register as a food deliveryman or supplier can directly come and register at our cooperative in Jalan Putra here for free," he told Bernama today.
He said the 'Tut Tut Delivery' service has started on a trial basis and will be officially launched on May 1.
“For a start, this service is offered around the Kota Setar district and we will expand our coverage to other areas in stages,” he said.
On the 'Tut Tut Delivery' mobile app, Yaacob said the system was developed in collaboration with Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
“The cost is very expensive if you buy a system like this from abroad. Without UUM’s cooperation we would have had no opportunity to develop this system and would not be able to help those affected by this pandemic,” he said.
He also said that 15 individuals had registered as delivery riders and 30 food entrepreneurs are also participating in 'Tut Tut Delivery' so far.
“Registration is still open and most importantly those who want to register as riders must have their own motorcycles and possess a (valid) licence while food operators must comply with the rules of food sales including getting health vaccinations,” he added.