Gov’t, BI Call on Public to Buy MSME Products

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 10 Maret 2021
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The Indonesian Government and the central bank Bank Indonesia (BI) call on public to buy MSME products. [Photo by: PR of Bank Indonesia]

The Government on Wednesday (10/03) collaborated with central bank Bank Indonesia (BI) in holding a joint shopping activity dubbed as “Belanja Bersama Produk UMKM #EksotismeLombok” or “Shopping with MSME Products #ExotismOfLombok”.

This collaborative, creative event is one of the series of the national campaign to support national products that aims to support MSME products in Indonesia, especially in the eastern Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

This event, which is supported by 15 ministries / agencies and regional governments, is also expected to encourage the public to love and to proudly use Indonesian products.

In his opening remarks, Governor of BI Perry Warjiyo said that the event was an effort and support from BI in successfully implementing the “Proud of made in Indonesian Products” (Gernas BBI) campaign and the “Proud to travel in Indonesia #DiIndonesiaAja” campaign.

Echoing a similar sentiment, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan remarked that this event was a great breakthrough and a major milestone for foreign market-oriented local artisan products, and aims to boost the good habit of shopping products produced by MSMEs, which is the backbone of Indonesia’s economy.

For the record, the joint shopping activity display leading products of MSMEs in NTB province, including 341 traditional fabrics produced by seven local MSMEs, 450 coffee products from the foothills of the mountains in North Lombok, and 530 packages of Moringa tea products in various derivative products that provide health benefits.

The public can also attend virtually the series of KKI through the official website (HUMAS BI/UN) (AP/EP)

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