JakWIFI program which provided free internet access to Jakarta residents is expected to support the economy sector. Because this facility can be utilized by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to improve their marketing network as well as to introduce their products widely.
" Support from Jakarta Government in providing free WiFi is able to boost economy in Jakarta"
It was conveyed by Deputy Chairman of Advisory Council of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Jakarta, Sarman Simanjorang.
"I give my appreciation and support to JakWIFI program which initiated by Jakarta Government because this program can be used to support MSMEs," he said, Thursday (9/3).
According to him, MSMEs is one of the sectors most affected by COVID-19 pandemic. However, MSME is also a sector that is easy moved. When the capital is provided, MSMEs can immediately open their business and recruit new workers.
"So far, MSMEs have superior products but limited funds, thus this free WiFi facility will greatly help them in increasing sales," he mentioned.
In the real terms, he mentioned, Jakarta Government can see the needs in the field, but in the other hand, not many MSMEs open online business. Thus, the free internet facility surely makes it easier for MSMEs to open online marketing access.
"I am sure that when economy in Jakarta returns to normal, it will grow rapidly. Support from Jakarta Government in providing free WiFi is able to boost economy in Jakarta," he stated.