West Kalimantan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Asks PT Pertamina Consider E-money Transaction Policy at SPBU

By : Ridwan And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, September 12 2017 - 20:30 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Pontianak - PT Pertamina recently socialized the electronic money usage program for fuel purchase transactions at every gas station in the entire city of Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

In response, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Finance and Banking Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of West Kalimantan, Pieter Gunawan assessed the mandatory policy of transactions with e-money in all gas stations Pontianak City which will begin early 2018 need consideration. The reason according to him, there is still many people who do not understand non-cash transactions.

"People of Pontianak mostly do not yet understand the electronic money transaction system, if forced to judge it can make the turmoil in society," he said in Pontianak, Tuesday (12/09/2017).

He added SPBU is used for all circles. So the use of it is not only upper middle class who understand non-cash transactions.

"Our non-cash literacy is still low, which is different from Jakarta, which when applied e-toll rules smoothly, I do not own e-money card," he explained.

Furthermore, he said, for e-money only a few banks have the product. Not to mention the infrastructure and sales network for charging balance or top up e-money is still very little.

"Unlike the cellular pulse that can be bought anywhere, if at the filling station from students to employers use it.Imagine if the student is running out of balance on his e-money card, while to fill must go to the bank or ATM, so complicated," said he.

On the other hand, he also praised the Smart City program and Capital Fintech Mayor, Sutarmidji. So does Pertamina's intention and banking to promote non-cash movement.

"It's just that this mandatory transaction scheme should not be implemented first in gas stations, more targeted if the mandatory e-money transaction is implemented in modern shopping centers," he advised.

However, if this rule is final, Pieter hopes the relevant parties to educate and socialize massively to the public. Because, at this time not many know that the policy will apply.

"I also suggest that not all transactions using e-money, gas stations can make two charging channels, one for e-money and one for cash or debit card," he said.

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