The Government of Taiwan has sponsored the six e-Learning centres located in three Indonesian cities, Bandung, Jakarta and Yogyakarta. These centres have trained around 3500 people and businesses.
The centre aims to bridge the digital divide and enhance ICT capabilities in Indonesia. Lester Leu, deputy director at the economic division of the Taiwan Economy and Trade Office (TETO), stated that after taking part in e-Learning training programmes, some students and medium enterprise have immediately set up e-Commerce both for domestic and International markets. By the end of this year, Taiwan is expecting to open 41 e-Learning centres in seven developing countries, Chile, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam under a programme approved by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. The Taiwan Government has proposed the APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) initiative in the 2003 APEC leadership summit, held in Thailand to assist other APEC member states in upgrading their technology capacities.