President Jokowi Applauds MSME Empowerment in North Maluku

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 September 2022
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President Jokowi inaugurates the UKM Mart in Tidore Islands city, North Maluku province, Wednesday (09/28). (Photo by: Screenshot from Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (09/28) expressed his appreciation for the empowerment and development of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in North Maluku province.

“They empower and develop MSMEs in the province very professionally. I saw the quality of the products is good, the packaging and the logo on it are also good,” the President said during the inauguration of the UKM Mart (SMEs Mart) in Tidore Islands city.

On that occasion, the President also expressed appreciation to the UKM Mart for having an excellent store layout for local products.

“The UKM Mart has a good product display. I think other provinces should take it as an example,” he said.

Previously, during an inspection at the Jailolo People’s Market in West Halmahera regency, the President also expressed his appreciation for North Maluku’s economic growth that stood above the national level.

“The growth must be maintained continuously, including the conduciveness of every regency, city, and province since North Maluku recorded quite high economic growth,” he said.

According to central bank Bank Indonesia’s report, North Maluku’s economic growth in Q2 of 2022 reached 27.74 percent (yoy). North Maluku province recorded the highest economic growth in Indonesia for the period, followed by Papua and Central Sulawesi provinces. (TGH/UN) (RIF/MMB)

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