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Indonesian Government Targets 13 Million MSMEs to Use QRIS Code by 2021

Wednesday, 13-October-2021 20:00

Hanung Harimba, Deputy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs
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Hanung Harimba, Deputy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs
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JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Hanung Harimba, Deputy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) at the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, says the Indonesian government is targeting as many as 13 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) merchants to use the Indonesian Standard Quick Response (QRIS) Code by 2021.

"The government is trying to strengthen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) logistics with digital payment system using QRIS. It is targeted that 13 million MSME merchants will use QRIS in 2021," Hanung said at the online launching of the "Red and White MSME Digital Transformation" workshop in Jakarta, on Wednesday (10/13/2021).

This target is in line with the government's mission to expand MSME market access by encouraging MSMEs to go digital.

Hanung said that in addition to encouraging MSMEs to use QRIS, the government is also working with e-commerce platforms to become a liaison between the government and MSMEs that provide for the needs of the central and local governments.

“The transformation of technology-based productive entrepreneurship is a major transformation agenda in developing future cooperatives and MSMEs. In increasing business capacity, incubation programs are carried out in the form of training and business assistance in collaboration with university partners," he said.

In addition, the MSME incubation program is also carried out by cooperating with technology-based startups, aggregators, and other incubator organizations. Hanung said the government is also drafting a Presidential Regulation on entrepreneurship which is expected to be a guide for developing MSMEs.

According to him, MSMEs that have digitized are recorded as being able to increase sales amid COVID-19. Learning from experience during the pandemic, Hanung said the government would use a different strategy for MSMEs to digitize.

"They must have different strategies, for example, for micro, it is better to encourage marketing on social media first, for small and new to local e-commerce, and for medium-sized businesses we are pushing to a larger market," he said. 

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