Jakarta. (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that his government would continue to push for the development of startup companies and digital economy in the country.

"We have already had an Indonesia e-Commerce road map that is ready to be implemented," he said assuring the government`s seriousness in his speech at the inauguration of "The Telkom Hub" here on Thursday evening.

He said he hoped the young people of Indonesia could be builders of digital applications useful for people`s economy.

He said the potential of digital world in Indonesia was still large with internetbusers in the country reaching around 132 millions.

In addition there are 130 million users of social media as well as demographic bonus of millenials that wpuld give an opportunity for digital business development in the future, he said.

"We must be aware that our supply of digital talents is still limited. Most of us are still mere digital technology consumers, not producers," he said.

Jokowi hoped the number of people who could develop startups now totalling 2,739 would increase.

The emergence ov digital technology is very fast and has the potential of changing economic, cultural and even political landscape.

President Jokowi called on state-owned companies in the country to take the opportunity correctky so that they would not be left behind.

Reporting by Bayu Prasetyo
Editing by Yoseph Hariyadi

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