Zowhy.com – Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto claimed that the development of the digital economy in the country was very fast. This is reflected in investment in this sector which reached 38.7% compared to other countries in the Southeast Asia (ASEAN) region.

Airlangga said the flow of capital into Indonesia was the largest compared to other countries. He is also optimistic that his development will continue to be positive in the future.

“Investment in the digital sector has increased from year to year, reaching 38.7% of the total investment in Southeast Asia. This is the largest, both in the e-commerce and fintech sectors, which are the fastest growing sectors, and are in demand by investors,” said Airlangga at the opening of the 2021 National Fintech Month (BNF) and the virtual Grand Launching of Cekfintech.id, Thursday (11/01/2020). 11/2021).

According to him, the two sectors are the most sought after by investors to invest their capital. No wonder there are currently 275 fintech companies in Indonesia.

In addition, the contribution of peer to peer (P2P) lending fintech companies in supporting the national economy is no joke. As of September 2021, the value of this fintech lending financing distribution has reached IDR 292.93 trillion, or almost equal to the distribution of People’s Business Credit (KUR) by the government of IDR 285 trillion.

“P2P lending has disbursed Rp 262.93 trillion. Imagine, this is at a speed equivalent to the KUR provided by the government of Rp. 285 trillion,” he said.

Furthermore, Airlangga explained, the acceleration of digital economic growth could not be separated from the internet penetration that took place in the country which reached 78.6%. This internet penetration is also supported by the size of the population in the country.

This internet penetration, if supported by infrastructure development such as the 5G internet network, the development of the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) will further enhance the digital ecosystem in the country.

“The development of the digital ecosystem is expected to be able to make various breakthroughs and innovations in order to be able to access all financial sectors, the economy, and all sectors that the community is involved in,” he concluded.

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