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Jakarta Post

Deputy governor inaugurates smart market in South Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 2, 2018   /   03:32 pm
Deputy governor inaugurates smart market in South Jakarta Jakarta Deputy Dovernor Sandiaga Uno walk around Pondok Indah Market in Pondok Pinang, South Jakarta, after inaugurating the capital's first smart market. ( Carina)

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

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)