If it did not rain, the transaction value may have been higher.
Mataram (ANTARA) - The sales of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the Mandalika World Superbike (WSBK) bazaar on November 19–21, 2021 crossed Rp100 million, the Mataram city government has informed.

The WSBK was held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province.

"Alhamdulillah (praises be to God), our 22 MSMEs could sell up to 75 percent of their products at the bazaar," head of the Industry, Cooperatives, and Small and Medium Enterprises Office of Mataram city, Dedi Supriadi, said here on Monday.

The revenue from sales was quite huge, considering that the bazaar was held for the first time and there was a sudden downpour on the last two days of the event, he added.

"If it did not rain, the transaction value may have been higher. Still, we were grateful for the event," he said.

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While many MSME items were sold at the bazaar, such as handicrafts and processed food products, most visitors favored pearl souvenirs, Supriadi informed."Meanwhile, for processed foods, seaweed and snacks were the most purchased items," the office head said.

He said he expected that in the future, small businesses from Mataram city will be involved again in national and international events at the circuit to help recover the people’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, he said he hoped that in the next bazaar, the location of the MSME booths will be closer to the circuit area.

He admitted that the location of the MSMEs booths was strategic as they were in front of the ticketing booths, thus all WSBK spectators would have to pass through the bazaar before entering the circuit.

“However, we hope that the distance between the bazaar and the circuit will not be too far," he added.

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