President Jokowi Receives MSMEs Associations at Merdeka Palace
Date 18 Juni 2019
In a bid to formulate good regulations to support small businesses in the country, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed the representatives of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) associations at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (18/6).
The associations participated in the meeting are the Indonesian Micro and Small Businesses Association (Hipmikindo), the Indonesian Small and Medium Enterprises Association (AKUMINDO), the Indonesian Micro, Small and Medium Industries Association (Akumandiri), and the Indonesian Micro and Small Businesses Association (Hipmikimdo).
“There are currently around 62.9 million MSMEs in Indonesia. I think we have to seize the opportunity to develop these industries,” President Jokowi said.
On the occasion, the President would like to hear opinions from the associations regarding types of incentives they need from the Government. However, he warned them that although incentives are needed, too many incentives may weaken their entrepreneurial skills. (MAY/JAY/ES)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Edited by: Estu Widyamurti/Mia Medyana