Indonesia digitizes one million MSMEs and thousands of folk markets – OpenGov Asia
According to Indonesia’s Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan, the government has set itself a target encourage the digitization of 1,000 marketplaces for people and one million micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across the country. The statement was made at Cicalengka New Market in Bandung Regency, West Java Province, during the dissemination of the implementation of digitization usage in payment and retribution systems.
The minister explained that through digitization, Volksmarkt will have a marketplace that will facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers and shorten the distribution chain. He added that Indonesia, with more than 64 million MSMEs, can accelerate digital transformation in the trade sector and positively contribute to the country’s digital economic growth.
The traditional, conventional market will not disappear due to the digitization of the market, he continued. This means that in addition to developing a physical ecology, a digital ecosystem must also be formed.
To implement this program, Minister Zulkifli said the government worked with a number of stakeholders, including Bank Indonesia through the SIAP-QRIS payment system, as well as public and private institutions.
In addition, the Department of Commerce will help traders by setting up an Information System on the Trading Platform (SISP) that will allow them to access price information, record average daily sales and the Monitoring System on the Staple Market (SP2KP). The program can serve as a model for digitizing other people’s marketplaces and is expected to be implemented in other areas outside of Java Island.
Meanwhile, the Cyber Incident Response Team/CSIRT established in partnership with the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) through the state-owned electricity company PT PLN (Persero).
Through its subsidiary PT. Generation Java-Bali (PJB), PLN is now the first energy company in Indonesia to develop a cybersecurity response system as a result of the partnership. This synergy aims to improve the security of the digital infrastructure of this electricity generating company owned by PLN.
Prior to the recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement in Jakarta, cooperation between PLN and BSSN has been carried out in several projects since 2019. One of the actions taken in response to the implementation of the agreement is the establishment of the CSIRT or Cyber Security Incident Response Team at PJB.
Through this partnership, PJB will receive an Official Certificate of Registration (STR) from BSSN and gain priority access to information on cyber-attack events and trends worldwide via IDSIRTII/CC (Indonesia Security Incident Response Team on Internet Infrastructure/Coordination Center).
Additionally, the National Security Operation Center (NSOC) will pay extra attention to PJB due to the excessive traffic flowing to PJB.
In addition, Jasa Tirta II, a BUMN tasked with overseeing the public use of water and high quality water resources, continues Intensified intelligent water management by installing automatic water level recorders (AWLR) in 15 work areas.
This AWLR tool is a telemetry device that automatically and continuously measures water levels and displays the results graphically (hydrograph).
This equipment monitors natural resources online, both in quantity and quality, in anticipation of flood events, raw water supply and water quality monitoring for FEWS, water security and food security.
FEWS is an online early warning system deployed in Jasa Tirta II’s upstream, downstream, eastern and western theaters of operations. These integrated systems help Jasa Tirta II monitor natural resources, especially during floods, and formulate proactive steps that need to be taken better and faster.