Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia is not yet ideal for the country to become a developed country, according to the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

"To this end, it needs efforts to realize a supportive entrepreneurship ecosystem, including through cross-sectoral synergies, standardization, and integration of program implementation at both the central and regional levels, as well as developing business processes in the entrepreneurship ecosystem," the ministry's Assistant Deputy for Business Ecosystem of the Entrepreneurship Deputy Irwansyah Putra said at the National Entrepreneurship Development Workshop event in Sukabumi, West Java, according to an official statement here on Sunday.

Putra noted that the government had issued Presidential Regulation Number 2 of 2022 concerning National Entrepreneurship Development to spur the growth and development of entrepreneurship in the country.

The workshop was also one of the efforts to disseminate Presidential Regulation Number 2 of 2022 and assist micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in entering the digital ecosystem.

"This is a collaboration of various parties, both the central and regional governments, the business world, and various other stakeholders to jointly push the improvement of MSMEs' competency and the transformation of MSMEs to become innovative and sustainable enterprises," he explained.

He expressed hope that the strong eagerness of business players to level up, the support from the government through various programs and incentives, and the synergy of various parties can encourage the birth of entrepreneurs that can create many job opportunities and push the birth of new entrepreneurs.

Head of the Cooperatives and SMEs Office of Sukabumi District Yulipri stated that the number of MSMEs in Sukabumi District reached 201 thousand, and 46 thousand of them had owned business identification numbers (NIBs).

The workshop, which was held by the Cooperatives and SMEs Ministry, has greatly helped MSMEs to increase their competitiveness, get knowledge and information regarding business legalities such as NIBs, Home Industry Food (PIRT), and halal certificates.

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