TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama inaugurates a new open data portal that provides data related to the Jakarta Regional Government. The portal can be accessed through data.jakarta.go.id. Ahok said that he was inspired by developed countries in the world and decided to initiate the open data program.
"I think that developed countries and our country is the same. There is only one difference; we are behind on information transparency. Therefore, we officially establish an open data portal for Jakarta," Ahok said on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Ahok said that the Jakarta administration has many data stored by officials in respective work units. Ahok believed that revealing the data to the public will be beneficial for the capital’s development. Ahok added that allowing the public to access the data is one of the steps to increase public participation.
Currently, the Jakarta Open Data Portal has 403 data collections. Some of the data that can be viewed by the public include data from the education, health, regional finance, population, communication, environment, social, tourism and culture, public works, and disaster management sector.