JAKARTA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government has launched its own metaverse platform, named MetaNesia, as an effort to adapt to the fast-changing digital ecosystem, the country's State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir said Monday.
The virtual world, launched Sunday, is developed by state-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom Indonesia, and will be the place for Indonesia's small and medium enterprises to promote their goods on an equal footing with larger foreign businesses.
Organizations will also be able to offer crucial social services like online health consultations to more people on metaNesia, according to the minister.
"Don't let our country be left behind other countries. We have to balance the changes in this ecosystem, one of the answers for this is MetaNesia," Thohir said in a written statement.
He also said that MetaNesia services include a Metaverse Mall to feature shops, service centers and entertainment, as well as a Metaverse Concert for events. Furthermore, it will also be made able to host a non-fungible tokens marketplace, virtual meetings, and sport events.