City Hall has called for PassApp rickshaw drivers and the company to negotiate a solution after 300 drivers held yet another protest to demand the company drop plans to cut charges for trips and also submitted a petition.
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About 300 drivers today held a third protest in front of PassApp’s office in Russey Keo district’s Toul Sangke II commune and, for the first time, submitted a petition to the company asking it to maintain the minimum fare of about $0.30 and not reduced it as planned to $0.25.
Phnom Penh Governor Khoung Sreng, accompanied by Russey Keo District Governor Chea Pisey, observed the protest yesterday and called on both sides to negotiate.
“We suggest that both sides negotiate to find a solution peacefully,” Mr Sreng said. “And to the drivers, please continue to operate business as usual.”
Luy Lavy, a PassApp marketing representative, said the company is ready to negotiate. However, he said that it would take time and suggested that relevant ministries set a fare limit for all ride hailing services for a fair competition.
Full story in Friday’s paper