Tuesday, 16 July 2019 | 04:55 WIB

President Joko Widodo Invites MSME Businesses to Share Input on Micro Economy

President Joko Widodo Invites MSME Businesses to Share Input on Micro Economy (antaranews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM -- Indonesia President Joko Widodo has invited MSME businesses who are members of related associations and associations to request input in order to design policies on microeconomics.

"I want this afternoon to get input in order to design policies, especially micro, small and medium enterprises, which we know are the latest data that I received 62.9 million MSME business units in Indonesia," said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) when receiving the UMKM players at the Merdeka Palace Jakarta, Tuesday (6/18/2019).

On that occasion, he invited representatives from the Indonesian Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMIKINDO), the Indonesian MSME Association (AKUMINDO), the Indonesian Association of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (AKUMANDIRI), and the Indonesian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Association (HIPMIKIMDO).

The President assessed that tens of millions of MSMEs in the country have a very big opportunity to be developed as economic potential.

Therefore, he needs proposals and input from MSME actors directly as material in designing future policy designs related to MSMEs.

"I think we have a very opportunity, it is still very loose in our country to develop existing businesses," Jokowi said.

The Head of State at the meeting was accompanied by a number of officials including Secretary of State Pratikno, Presidential Communication Team Ari Dwipayana, and Special Presidential Staff Ahmad Erani Yustika.

More than 20 representatives of business actors in the MSME sector attended the meeting which lasted for around one hour, as reported by Antara.