A Papuan Coffee Festival Reaches 630 Million

goodmorningpapua.com – The Papua Coffee Festival and the UMKM of Jayapura City were successfully held with a transaction volume of 29 thousand and a cash turnover of Rp 630 million.

The value of this transaction was revealed at the closing of the festival attended by a Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia Zainudin Amali and a Head of Bank Indonesia Papua Representative, Naek Tigor Sinaga, Saturday 9 October 2021.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali in his speech appreciated the Jayapura City Coffee and UMKM Festival. As stated by him, the Coffee Festival has brought economic success for Papua in the XX PON.

“I think this (coffee festival) shows the success of the four that we expect, (namely) successful achievement, successful implementation, administrative success, and economic success,” said Zainudin Amali.

Zainudin Amali assessed that the people of Jayapura City had already felt the impact of the XX Papua PON. This refers to the submission of BI Papua mentioning the circulation of money in the community many times during the XX PON.

“If there are people who doubt that Papua has no economic impact, it is wrong, since at this time we see for ourselves at festivals and UMKM. This is clear evidence that PON has an economic impact where PON is held,” he said.

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A Major of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano, said that economic success had been achieved by bringing in La Pago mothers, Mee Pago mothers, Saireri mothers to sell their handicrafts.

“The ends is to have economic value for coffee activists, millennials in Jayapura City and Papuan UMKM from La Pago, Mee Pago and Saireri so that they have economic value. If we buy coffee from the farmers, it will also have an impact on the farmers, so they have increased economic value,”he said.

A Head of BI Representative for Papua Province, Naek Tigor Sinaga, in his report said that the Coffee Festival involved Papuan indegenous100 UMKM with high transaction values ​​in accordance with public interest.

He noted that as many as 20,000 people were interested in the Coffee Festival, this number increased by 42 percent compared to the previous year’s implementation.

“In organizing this festival, business matching is also carried out between banks and business actors with an agreement value of IDR 53.7 billion, an increase of 30 percent by involving 162 MSME actors,” he said.

BI Papua, continued Naek, will continue to synergize and collaborate with the Regional Government, business actors, and communities to develop the Papuan economy.

“This is the top of the Papua Coffee Festival and Jayapura City UMKM in 2021. This festival is an extraordinary collaboration from Bank Indonesia and the Jayapura City Government which took place from 3 to 9 October,” said Naek.

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