Apple enthusiastically participates in the development of the IKN “smart city”.

Jakarta (MidLand) – Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Budi Arie Setiadi said that Apple’s chief executive officer (CEO) Tim Cook enthusiastically welcomed President Joko Widodo’s request to involve his company in the development smart city in the Capital of the Archipelago (IKN).

“Mr. Tim Cook was very keen to accommodate this request, as it suited his company smart city” Budi said at the Office of the Ministry of Communications and Information in central Jakarta on Wednesday.

Budi explained that during talks with President Joko Widodo, the CEO of the tech giant considered Indonesia a country with great development potential because it has a very diverse culture.

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Therefore, Tim Cook ensures that Apple will remain present in Indonesia, not only presenting its products but also developing its potential in terms of human resources.

Discussing involvement in the development of IKN, as it is designed to be a city with best-in-class smart city systems and governance, it is no surprise that Apple is excited to be involved in its development.

“Tim Cook is very happy to come to Indonesia. He sees that Indonesia has extraordinary potential, a country with extraordinary diversity, and for this reason Apple is committed to continuing to be present and present in Indonesia,” Budi said.

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Actually talking about the investment side, Apple has invested IDR 1.2 trillion in Indonesia to support a digital talent development program known as Apple Developer Academy.

This investment is being delivered through training facilities for technology experts at three existing Apple Academy facilities in BSD, Tangerang Regency and at Ciputra Surabaya University, as well as at Nongsa Digital Park in Batam City.

It is known recently that Apple will introduce a new similar facility in Bali and become the fourth academy in Indonesia.

It is hoped that this investment will increase with the establishment of a product component factory, encouraged by President Joko Widodo at the same meeting, so that it can provide further added value to Indonesia.

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Reporter: Livia Kristianti
Publisher: Siti Zulaikha
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