Tangerang: Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto stated that Indonesia needs as many as 17 million people to work in digital economy until 2030.
"Four percent of them will have to work in the manufacturing sector and the rest in related industry services. This is also our momentum to enjoy the demographic bonus period until 2030,” the Functional Group (Golkar) Party stated on the sidelines of the First Apple Developer Academy Graduation Fair in BSD City, Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Another potential is that Indonesia, currently, has 30 million people who will become consumers of e-commerce, including those who sell and buy products using digital technology.
In fact, the potential market value is projected to continue to grow, from the current value of US$8 billion to $20 billion in 2022.
"This is a chance for all Apple academy graduates to win the market," the minister remarked.
The minister expressed hope that besides being able to increase the domestic market, it could also expand to the export market.
The minister further added that more graduates will be able to develop IOS applications and will be able to develop a digital-based economy not only in Indonesia but also throughout world.
According to a report from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 5.17 percent in 2018. It was Indonesia's highest annual growth in five years.
Indonesian economy grew by 5.18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. It was slightly stronger than earlier expectations.
In the meantime, the country's poverty rate stood at 9.66 percent in September 2018. It decreased by 0.46 percentage point compared to September 2017.
the number of poor in the country stood at 25.67 million people in September 2018. The number decreased by 0.91 million people compared to September 2017. (Antara)