Jakarta-The arrival ofÂ Google’sÂ ExecutiveÂ ChairmanÂ EricÂ SchmidtÂ toÂ IndonesiaÂ toÂ discussÂ the expansion ofÂ the Internet giant’sÂ businessÂ in the country.Â In addition to meetingÂ with ViceÂ PresidentÂ Boediono,Â EricÂ hadÂ a discussion withÂ the MinisterÂ of Communications and InformationÂ TifatulÂ SembiringÂ andÂ discussÂ plansÂ to openÂ an office inÂ Indonesia.
“Google seesÂ a greatÂ economic developmentÂ andÂ internet users inÂ Indonesia.Â We alsoÂ see thatÂ Google usersÂ are alsoÂ largeÂ inÂ Indonesia,”Â saidÂ Tifatul,Â when metÂ reporters at thePresidentialÂ PalaceÂ on FridayÂ (07/22/2011).
He mentioned,Â the currentÂ Internet usersÂ inÂ IndonesiaÂ is veryÂ large.Â Facebook users, for example,Â reachesÂ 36 millionÂ people,Â isÂ the second largest inÂ the world.Â That is why,Â Google alsoÂ providesÂ searchÂ engineÂ inÂ Indonesian version.
“They planÂ to open an officeÂ andÂ increaseÂ theirÂ investmentÂ inÂ Indonesia.Â Now thatÂ GoogleÂ hasÂ investedÂ U.S. $Â 57.5Â billion.Â Well,Â theyÂ will add toÂ it,” saidÂ Tifatul.
But heÂ has notÂ ensureÂ that theÂ establishment ofÂ the Google officesÂ inÂ IndonesiaÂ this year.
SurelyÂ GoogleÂ and theÂ governmentÂ of Indonesia hasÂ agreed to createÂ aÂ one of theÂ contentsÂ of the MoUÂ is to helpÂ Small and Medium EnterprisesÂ (SMEs).
“Well,Â theyÂ will soon,Â weÂ areÂ workingÂ together,Â there will be aÂ creative contentÂ inÂ the field ofÂ software,Â thisÂ SMEÂ marketÂ to the outside worldÂ is alsoÂ cooperationÂ inÂ the field of computersecurity,” heÂ explained.