Ministry to massively promote entrepreneurship development program

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The national entrepreneurship development program will be implemented massively and gradually by the Campaign Movement Manager from August to December this year, the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) said.

Last week, similar activities were held in Sukabumi District (West Java), Serang City (Banten) and Kendari City (North Sulawesi) to create more entrepreneurs in the country.

“This activity is an implementation of Government Decree No. 2 of 2022 on National Entrepreneurship Development in 2021-2024,” Deputy Ministry of Entrepreneurship Siti Azizah said, according to an official virtually at the National Entrepreneurship Development Workshop in Medan, North Sumatra statement made here on Friday.

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According to her, the main goal is to accelerate the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024 goal of achieving a 3.95 percent entrepreneurship rate and 4 percent entrepreneurial growth in 2024.

The number of entrepreneurs in the country could increase if there is an entrepreneurial ecosystem supported by the central government, regional governments and stakeholders including those from education, industry and entrepreneurial communities, she added.

One of the efforts that can spur growth is accelerating MSMEs’ entry into the digital ecosystem, including inclusion in the government e-catalogue, with a target of 40 percent of government procurement of goods and services used for domestic Products will be prioritized as well as products for micro and small businesses, she said.

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“Entrepreneurs must be able to make the most of this opportunity. One of the efforts that can be made is to increase the quality and capacity of the products, as well as improve corporate governance, including improving the quality of human resources so that they are competitive,” she noted.

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North Sumatra Governor’s Expert Panel on Economy, Finance, Development, Assets and Natural Resources Agus Tripriyono said the number of MSMEs in North Sumatra province has reached 2.8 million.

According to him, Friday’s workshop was a testament to the government’s concern and support for improving the quality and productivity of MSME actors.

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