BEIJING, May 22 (FAM) – Technology and funds in response to the Belt and Road Initiative from China will help Southeast Asia develop its own mobile internet sector, said Liew Weihan, CEO of Mainspring Technology Ltd, an online media company based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“The next decade will be a golden era for the internet in Southeast Asia, most notably Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines,” predicted the Malaysian-Chinese in an email reply to on Thursday.

He started up his own business in 2012 in Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country with 260 million people, after working three years with venture investor Nokia Growth Partners in China, four years with Microsoft and three years with Boston Consulting Group.