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Indonesia’s Digital Transformation Plan Receives Rp 30.5T in Govt Support

December 18, 2020, 02.48 AM

JAKARTA, – To ensure the acceleration of digital transformation in Indonesia is realized, the government has allocated Rp 30.5 trillion for next year.

The state funding is part of national measures to support digital acceleration, specifically for the country’s outermost, underdeveloped, and frontier areas also known as the “3T” areas.

“The government’s commitment to accelerating digital transformation in Indonesia is reflected in our support of allocating Rp 30.5 trillion for the [3T] program,” said Indonesian Vice-President Ma’ruf Amin.

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“One means is to provide internet access to 4,000 villages and regencies in Indonesia’s 3T areas. Approximately 233 villages have been identified as digital village models in the country.”

In keeping with the expected digital acceleration, Ma’ruf Amin added that public services must also keep up with the trend by changing mindsets.

He clarified that the purpose is not only to move public services online or on the digital platform, but a shift in behavior must follow suit.

The government’s backing for greater digitalization in Indonesia is one measure to optimize public services, according to Ma’ruf.

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“Such transformation requires integrating all layers of services to create something value-added that will please the public who use such services.”

Ma’ruf Amin emphasized that in today’s digital era, mastery and use of information technology as well as innovation must become part of a built-in capacity within the bureaucracy.

“Support towards human capital and information technology must be improved at the same time. It must also be integrated if we seek to meet the demand and needs associated with government services and establish a bureaucracy that is dynamic, swift, effective, and efficient.”

(Writer: Ade Miranti Karunia | Editor: Bambang P. Jatmiko)


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