"This is a chance for all Apple academy graduates to win the market."
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto stated that Indonesia needs 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,” Hartarto stated, at the First Apple Developer Academy Graduation Fair in BSD City, Tengerang, Banten, on Tuesday.

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," he remarked.

He 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.

Translator: Eliswan Azly
Editor: Suharto
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