The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno inaugurated on Saturday the capital's first “smart market” in Pondok Pinang, South Jakarta.
The Pondok Indah Market has a digital edge over its traditional counterparts by accepting non-cash payments, including through QR codes.
“Nowadays, digitalization can be used in almost all aspects of business, from production to management and marketing,” Sandiaga said as quoted by kompas.com.
Equipped with free WiFi and a virtual reality game booth, the smart market was established as part of a cooperation with city-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya, the OK OCE entrepreneurship program and state-owned telecommunications company Telkom.
Sandiaga said he would like to see other markets and OK OCE entrepreneurs adopt similar digital payment systems.
Still, he added, for such smart markets to succeed, they needed to be better accessible by public transportation. (iwa)