South Sumatra urges BUMDs to go digital
Palembang, South Sumatra (ANTARA) – The provincial government of South Sumatra has requested region-owned enterprises (BUMDs) to embrace digitalization to enhance their competitiveness.
“We, who are using the old model in the digital age, are forced to change our strategy because of the pandemic. If it is not changed, we will be left behind, even at a loss,” said the here. Governor of South Sumatra, Herman Deru. Monday.
Companies that suffer a loss due to not adapting to the digital age should be grouped according to their performance and continue to be evaluated, he added.
“It is true that these companies are monitored. We always remind this at each General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM). However, if there is no significant improvement, they will be consolidated,” he said. declared.
There are several regional companies whose performance has declined due to the impact of the pandemic, but there are also BUMDs that are surviving just to maintain their assets, he noted.
For these BUMDs, the Governor stressed the need for further efforts to improve performance.
So far, the provincial government of South Sumatra has established a number of business entities in various fields ranging from banking, oil and gas, food and transportation.
Deru reminded business managers of their moral responsibility to advance business entities for the welfare of the people of South Sumatra.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of PT Bank Sumsel Babel Ahmad Syamsudin said he completed digitization services before the pandemic hit.
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Due to digitalization, it is no surprise that the banking sector has become the fastest sector to adapt to the community’s needs for digital services, he said.
“Due to the pandemic, the use of digital services has accelerated. For us, this is development potential for the company,” he said.
One of BSB’s digital services is BSB Lur, which allows customers to access banking services through their gadgets without having to visit the office, he informed.
“Currently, there are 1,250 BSB Lur officers spread across South Sumatra and Bangka Belitung,” he added.
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