Second Day of Business Matching, Local Products Purchasing Exceeds Rp95 Trillion
The Government through Ministry of Industry initiated the organization of Business Matching: Local Products Purchasing in Nusa Dua, Bali. The event held on 22 – 24 March 2022 is a follow-up of affirmative action on purchasing and using local products and a part of National Movement on Proud of Indonesian Products and a form of support from the Government to national industry.
“Ministry of Industry has initiated the idea to organize the occasion in the effort to encourage the use of domestic products in the ministries, institutions, state-owned enterprises, and regional governments,” Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita revealed it when carrying out an inspection in Business Matching: Local Products Purchasing, on Wednesday (23/03).
Minister of Industry hopes that the Business Matching event will encourage the commitments of ministries, institutions, state-owned enterprises, and regional governments to optimize their budget to purchase domestic products, especially the products made by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.
“Actually, the products that they need can be produced domestically,” he added.
Minister of Industry is optimistic that the purchasing potential of central and regional governments amounting to Rp1,071.4 trillion can be used to purchase domestic products up to Rp400 trillion in 2022.
“Alhamdulillah, in the last two days, until 03.00 p.m. Central Indonesian Time, the commitment of purchasing domestic products in Business Matching in Bali has already reached Rp95 trillion. We believe that the number can go higher,” he revealed.
Agus also emphasized that other events similar to Business Matching will also be organized. It is due to enthusiasm shown by the participation of domestic industry and the consumers.
“The event in Bali is the kick-off of their commitment, and they have signed it,” he added.
Business Matching is also a part including three phases, namely, pre-Business Matching by data interconnection through the government’s applications, such as SIPD owned by ministry of Home Affairs, SAKTI owned by Ministry of Finance, and SIRUP owned by LKPP that will be connected with Information System of P3DN (SIP3DN) owned by Ministry of Industry.
“All ministries, institutions, state-owned enterprises, and regional governments can submit to us through SIP3DN concerning their purchasing plan. This is what we pursue to reach the target. From this phase, we will match their purchasing plan with domestic industries,” Minister of Industry explained. (PR Office of Ministry of Industry/UN)(AW/LW) (AW/LW)