MSMEs have a chance to grow again (Minister Uno)
Data from the Central Bureau of Statistics shows that there are currently open job vacancies and these were created by MSMEs
Medan, North Sumatra (ANTARA) – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have a great opportunity to grow again now that infections in the COVID-19 have declined.
“Data from the Central Bureau of Statistics shows that there are job opportunities currently open, and these were created by MSMEs,” Uno said here on Monday.
The minister made the statement at the Indonesian event Creative Word Development, Creative Economy Actors Workshop, organized by the Creative Economy Infrastructure Directorate, Deputy Destination and Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Tourism and Tourism. ‘Creative economy (Tourism and Creative Economy Agency).
At least 35 MSMEs attended the events, which featured several products ranging from coffee, herbal remedies, tauco, martabak, chips to anchovies.
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all entrepreneurs, especially MSMEs, need to be more creative, especially in promoting and marketing their products, Minister Uno said.
“The Indonesian Creative Word Development Event and Creative Economy Actors Workshop should further encourage MSMEs to increase the commercialization of their products,” he said.
The government continued to run programs to help MSMEs during the pandemic, which included providing stimulus to businesses, he said.
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He cited the Proudly Made in Indonesia (BBI) stimulus program as an example of aid that could be used by MSMEs.
The Proudly Made in Indonesia stimulus is part of the national Proudly Made in Indonesia movement. The stimulus was disbursed by the government to boost sales of domestic creative products and creative economy players in the fashion, craft and kitchen sub-sectors on digital platforms, Uno said. .
North Sumatra Deputy Governor Musa Rajekshah said the ministry’s programs are helping MSMEs under his administrations.
MSMEs in North Sumatra still need strong government support to be able to develop for the better, he added.
Strong support is especially needed in areas remote from urban areas, like Nias, where information technology is not as well developed, Rajekshah said.
“The potential of MSMEs in North Sumatra is still quite large, but also needs strong support,” he noted.
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