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Jakarta Post

Tangerang to establish 65 'e-warung'

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 4, 2017   /   03:51 pm
Tangerang to establish 65 'e-warung' A 'warung' (small store) is seen at the Petamburan low-cost apartment area in Central Jakarta. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Tangerang has allocated Rp 1.9 billion (US$140,855) for establishing 65 e-warung (electronic stores) to provide affordable staple foods for low-income families.    

Even though they were prioritized for poor families, other citizens could also shop at the stores, which are spread across 13 districts, because they sell groceries at low prices, said Tangerang Social Agency head of the social empowerment division Juweni.

"Ideally, we should have 104 e-warung in Tangerang," Juweni said on Tuesday.

The e-warung program, which was initiated by the Social Affairs Ministry last year, distributes social assistance through an electronic system.

Juweni said her agency would establish seven new e-warung this year.

"We will see which locations really need e-warung. We want the program to be distributed equally," she said as quoted by

She further said her agency would invest more in the program to support each store so that they stay in business. (rdi)