Jakarta – Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt arrived in Indonesia a few days ago to discuss the expansion of the Internet giant’s business in the country. beside having a meeting with Vice President Boediono, Schmidt also had a discussion with the Minister of Communications and Information Tifatul Sembiring to discuss plans to open an office in Indonesia.

“Google sees a great economic development and internet users in Indonesia. We also know there are so many Google users in Indonesia,” said Tifatul to the reporters at the Presidential Palace on Friday (07/22/2011).

He mentioned that the current number of Internet users in Indonesia is very large. This is why Google provides search engine in Indonesian version.

“They plan to open an office and increase their investment in Indonesia. Google has invested U.S. $ 57.5 billion and it seems that they will increase the number,” said Tifatul.

Nevertheless, he has not ensured that the establishment of the Google office in Indonesia will be done this year. what’s for sure is that Google and the government of Indonesia have agreed to make the development of Small and Medium Enterprises to be one of the MoU contents.

news source : detik finance
translated and re-written by : Reza Arroisi
Edited by Farah Fitriani