Ministry to massively promote entrepreneurship development program

Ministry to massively promote entrepreneurship development program

Deputy for entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Siti Azizah, delivering her remarks virtually at the National Entrepreneurship Development Workshop in Medan, North Sumatra, on Thursday (September 22, 2022). (ANTARA/HO-KemenkopUKM)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The national entrepreneurship development program would be carried out massively and in stages through the "Campaign Movement Manager" from August to December this year, the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has said.

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

"This activity is an implementation of Government Regulation Number 2 of 2022 concerning national entrepreneurship development in 2021–2024,” the ministry's deputy for entrepreneurship, Siti Azizah, said virtually at the National Entrepreneurship Development Workshop in Medan, North Sumatra, according to an official statement issued here on Friday.

According to her, the main objective is accelerating the achievement of the 2020–2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) target of obtaining an entrepreneurship ratio of 3.95 percent and entrepreneur growth of 4 percent in 2024.

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

One of the efforts that can help boost growth is accelerating the entry of MSMEs into the digital ecosystem, including entering the government's e-katalog, with a target of 40 percent government procurement of goods and services prioritized for domestic products and micro and small business products, she said.

"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 products, as well as improve business governance, including improving the quality of human resources so that they are competitive," she remarked.

North Sumatra Governor's expert staff for economy, finance, development, assets, and natural resources, Agus Tripriyono, said that 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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