Thohir emphasized that the Indonesian economy must be balanced. The minister has continued to oversee and monitor the implementation of several programs for the past few months as the creation of new jobs has become increasingly difficult in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Hence, pertaining to public services and corporations, we implement two programs that must also be ensured, specifically job creation and new entrepreneurs at the beginner level, not at the top," Thohir stated at the launch of the BUMN Muda Mentorship Program on Wednesday.
The minister also expressed gratitude for the commitment of ultra-micro holdings that succeeded in collaborating and letting go of their ego and ensuring that the Mekaar program became a synergistic effort to reduce the cost of funds for ensuring more affordable instalments for 10.1 million customers of the program.
The Prosperous Family Economic Development (Mekaar) Program from PT Permodalan Nasional Madani (PNM) is immensely helpful for people at the grassroots level, who are currently facing difficulties in finding work.
"I have also checked how the Pertamina's Pertashop Program is working and how many young and regional entrepreneurs also get the opportunity to do business," the minister stated.
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