Assistance with obtaining safety checks, medical certificates, licences of all sorts (including driving and work permits for foreigners), registration, and other similar favours. I can’t vouch that all of these services are 100% legitimate or that they deliver what they promise but they did get me a health certificate for renewing the driving license. Was I to do that on my own I’d spend at least one full day getting doctors to issue all the required rubber-stamped notes. Tel. 8 985 150 6141. I’ll soon be checking if their offer is still valid.
But no, you don’t need the local driving licence if you are here as a tourist.