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Jakarta Post

Kadin, Swedish messaging app join campaign to digitize fisheries

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The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and Sweden-based telecommunication company Supertex signed an agreement in Jakarta on Tuesday to promote digital technology to Indonesian fishermen.(Antara/Irwansyah Putra)
Norman Harsono
Jakarta   ●   Wed, October 16, 2019

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has agreed to cooperate with Sweden-based telecommunication company Supertext to boost digitalization in the country’s fisheries industry.

Under the cooperation agreement signed in Jakarta on Tuesday, the Swedish company will promote its messaging app to local fishermen to enable them to exchange and receive information about weather, fishing activities, safety and fish markets more effectively.

Kadin deputy chairman of maritime affairs and fisheries Yugi Prayanto said that Supertext would come in handy for fishermen, many of whom worked in remote locations, because it had wider connectivity than competitors such as Whatsapp, Line and Facebook Messenger.

“It’s like Whatsapp but with lower connectivity needs and at no [extra] cost,” he said after the signing of the agreeme...

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