Government Officially Launches 135 Task Force For The Acceleration And Expansion Of Regional Digitalization (P2DD)
Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto. (Photo: Capture the YouTube screen of Bank Indonesia)

JAKARTA - The government through the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs inaugurated the launch of the Task Force for the Acceleration and Expansion of Regional Digitalization (P2DD) as an effort to expand the digital economy and finance to accelerate the transformation and recovery of the national economy.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the framework for the National Digital Economy Strategy was prepared by taking into account the complexity and interrelation of various policies between stakeholder authorities.

According to him, the National Digital Economy strategy is supported by the main pillars, namely digital talent, research and innovation, physical and digital infrastructure as well as policy and regulatory support aimed at realizing the main vision of sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

"The National Digital Economy Strategic Framework includes three cross-sectoral strategies, namely accelerating digitalization in the business and industrial sectors, creating various opportunities in digital development and connectivity, and encouraging central and regional coordination", he said in a virtual manner at the Indonesian Digital Financial Economy Festival (FEKDI) 2021 held by Bank Indonesia, Monday, April 5.

Airlangga added that the launch of the P2DD Task Force was in accordance with the mandate of the head of state as stated in Presidential Decree No. 3 of 2021.

For information, the P2DD Task Force has two important objectives. First, encouraging the implementation of regional government transaction electronification (ETPD) which can increase the transparency of regional financial transactions.

"It is hoped that it can also support governance, and integrate the regional financial management system in order to optimize regional income", he said.

Then the second is to encourage the development of digital payment transactions in society in order to realize inclusive finance and increase the integration of the national digital economy and finance.

To note, strengthening coordination between the center and the regions is chaired by the respective regional heads. Meanwhile, the number of TP2DDs that have been formed is 135 at both the provincial and district/city levels throughout Indonesia.

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