Digital Technology Helps Indonesians Pass Through Difficult Time: VP

Jakarta – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said digital technology has helped Indonesia pass through the difficult time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the pandemic, economic, government, educational, and social communication activities continued to run thanks to digital technology, he said in a written statement released on Sunday.

“Innovations in the use of digital technology have actually been ongoing since some time ago and have been accelerated globally due to the pandemic. The pandemic has compelled us to adapt (to the existing condition) and spur literacy and technology use,” he said while addressing the digital business forum of Nahdliyin Business Association (HPN) held virtually in Bali on March 26-28, 2021.

He said the “forced” process of adapting to the current condition and increasing literacy and technology use has eliminated all hindrances related to age, gender, geography, and educational level.