Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Google will invest in SMEs (UKM) Indonesia

Awaiting the arrival time of breaking fast time while reading Online joy can happen unintentionally news for entrepreneurs, hehehehhehe!
Why I am very happy at all because it is based internet news that I read from Tempointeraktif.com wrote in one page plans world's largest internet network company wants to invest in Indonesian SMEs (UKM) in the field of internet, any news content refer to the following quote: "Google Inc. Sure is doing talks about its business development plans in Indonesia. If an investment plan that's for sure, according to Executive Chairman of Google Inc., Eric Schmidt will give his company access to information that is very strong and at no cost.

One of the program is to help small and medium enterprises in Indonesia. "If we invest in the internet, we can help SMEs to connect online," Schmidt said after meeting with the Minister of Trade, Mari Elka Pangestu and Chief of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Gita Wirjawan, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Friday, July 22, 2011 .

Google's investment plans in Indonesia has been submitted to the Vice President, Boediono this Friday morning. Spokesman Vice President, Yopie Hidayat, estimates at least U.S. $ 100 million will be launched Google when starting a business in Indonesia.

But Jessica Powell, Director of Communications Google Japan and Asia Pacific did not explain for sure. "Obviously we are exploring investment opportunities in Indonesia, but we can not yet announce the certainty and how much investment it now" he said.

In an interview in particular to Tempo, Schmidt is also unwilling to convey the magnitude of its investment. "Clearly this section will grow very large. I will not give numbers," he said.

Schmidt saw, in fact, Google is planning to invest in Indonesia since a few years ago. But, still need to take care of licensing. He also did not want to say when it will realize the investment. He also considers the investment climate in Indonesia in good condition. "I have not clay of corruption. His administration was very supportive for investment," he said.

Minister Mari welcomed the investment plans will Google do. According to Let It's a promising first step because the CEO is coming into its own premises. "They will open an office here. So will many other companies that support their existence here," he said.

In addition, continued Mari, with its program to help SMEs is also important. Could be as a platform for SMEs to conduct transactions and purchases with information and communication ..

Head of BKPM, Gita Wirjawan Google reveals Singapore and American representatives have come to his office related to their investment plans. "We've met several times. Maybe in 1-2 months we can put forward anything that must be resolved," he said.

However, continued Gita, the meeting was still in the initial discussion. So, there has been no estimate of the value of investments much less commitment. Furthermore Gita said, actually there is no special incentive model to invest in this sector are applied in general. Government plan in a new tax holiday incentives planned for industrial pioneers. "Moreover, this investment (Google) is not great," he said.

"But this is an attractive investment because it fits the 21st century," says Gita. "


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