Daily MSME transaction value at Merauke reaches Rp82 mln

During the exhibition and its (upcoming) closing, it is expected that buying and selling transactions are estimated to reach approximately Rp1 billion.

Jayapura, Papua The transaction value at the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) exhibition in the Merauke cluster of Papua PON has reached Rp82 million per day on average, an official has informed.

It is targeted that the transaction value will reach Rp1 billion during the exhibition, which is being held from October 5 to 16, 2021, head of the Merauke District Economic Office, Muhammad Imam Santoso, said, quoted by InfoPublik on Saturday.

“During the exhibition and its (upcoming) closing, it is expected that buying and selling transactions are estimated to reach approximately Rp1 billion,” he informed.

According to Santoso, the estimated transaction value is based on daily data recorded by his team.

The MSME exhibition at Papua PON’s Merauke cluster is taking place along the road near the Merauke District Head office, he said.

The exhibition is featuring 164 MSMEs who have been mentored by the Merauke District Economic Office, he added.

Santoso, who is also secretary of sub-socioeconomic affairs in the PON XX Papua Merauke cluster management, informed that the MSME exhibition has been organized to empower MSMEs and improve the economy of Merauke district.

“Of course, it is for the MSMEs’ empowerment. Each MSME group is funded Rp10,550 thousand by the Economic Office to enhance their economy,” he said.

Other MSME empowerment efforts such as technical guidance are also being provided so that they can market their products offline and online, he added.

“In this empowerment development, we work with creative houses from Telkom. They teach how to market online, how they set and sell their products online,” he informed.

The 164 MSMEs participating in the exhibition include Papua’s women as well as creative young people who are selling products such as modified Merauke food, designed shoes, handicrafts, and culinary items, Santoso said.

Post PON, the mentoring and empowerment of Merauke MSMEs will continue with the 100-year Exhibition in Merauke district and other programs so that they can continue to develop and advance, he added.

Source: Antara News

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