Pertamina provides 50 free booths for MSMEs at Mandalika MotoGP


State oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) provided 50 free booths that can be used by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to meet the spectators’ requirements at the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia.

The MotoGP event is scheduled on March 18-20 at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province.

Vice President Corporate Communication of Pertamina Fajriyah Usman explained that the MSMEs involved were local MSMEs from NTB and its surrounding areas. After going through a curation process, the products will be exhibited and sold at the event.

“Currently, Pertamina is conducting curation, specifically the selection and assessment of MSMEs that will be involved in the MotoGP event. We provide the opportunity for MSME players in NTB to become tenants of these booths to strengthen our support for growth of the local economy,” Usman noted in a written statement received here on Friday.

One of the objectives behind Pertamina’s support is to encourage a positive multiplier effect for the economy in Mandalika and Indonesia.

This activity is a series of MSME empowerment activities within Pertamina’s Social and Environmental Responsibility (TJSL) to support the success of the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia.

Earlier, Pertamina had collaborated with the NTB provincial government and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) to hold a business meeting for MSME players with potential buyers of the hospitality industry around the Mandalika area.

“The effects of international-scale activities, such as MotoGP, are very broad. The main goal is to revive the economy in Indonesia, especially NTB. Hopefully, this activity would become an embryo for creating a strong ecosystem between supply and demand for the tourism sector in Mandalika as one of the Super Priority Tourism Destinations (DPSP),” she remarked.

Source: Antara News