Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) - At least 330 MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises) in West Nusa Tenggara have received assistance for selling their products during the World Superbike (WSBK) event at the Mandalika Circuit on 19–21 November 2021.

"The total MSMEs is 330 consisting of 120 MSMEs facilitated by the district government of Lombok and 210 MSMEs facilitated by the provincial government West Nusa Tenggara," head of the West Nusa Tenggara Province Cooperatives and MSMEs Office, Ahmad Mashuri, said here on Thursday.

The MSMEs permitted to sell their products inside the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) have received curation--selection and assistance--from the West Nusa Tenggara provincial government and the Central Lombok district government, he added.

MSMEs are required to possess a business entity permit from the government, he said. For example, MSMEs in the culinary sector must hold a permit from the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM), he added.

"The curation was conducted to ensure that the MSMEs that will sell their products in the area are those that are ready and whose products meet the standards set by ITDC and MGPA as managers of the Mandalika SEZ and the organizers (of WSBK)," he explained.

MSMEs that have obtained a sale permit include those that sell food, beverages, fashion, crafts, including pearls and others, he informed.

MSMEs that have received the permit will fill 80 booths or tents that have been prepared by the West Nusa Tenggara provincial government and the Central Lombok district government, he said.

There are also additional SMEs that are being facilitated in selling their products in the circuit area with permission from ITDC and MGPA, he added.

All participating MSMEs that have been permitted to sell their products at the Mandalika SEZ will not be charged fees or taxes, Mashuri said.

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