Enterpreneurs of MSME Begin to Prepare Themselves to Welcome PON

goodmorningpapua.com – Commission II of the Papuan House of Representatives in charge of economics stated that now the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Jayapura City and Jayapura Regency are starting to prepare for the implementation of the PON XX of Papua, October 2021.

Chairman of Commission II of Papuan House, Mega Nikijuluw said the readiness of the MSME enterpreneur was directly seen by his party and related agencies, during in doing visit to eight locations in Jayapura City and Jayapura Regency, last week.

“We visited eight MSME places. Among them to Koya, Kampung Harapan, Yokiwa, and Sentani. The MSME actors, who are native Papuans, have prepared themselves. They started to produce souvenirs, soap from red fruit and others,” said Mega Nikijuluw to goodmorningpapua.com, Thursday (22/7/2021).

Commission II hopes that during the PON, MSME actors will be provided with a place to sell their products. In addition, hotels in the PON cluster area prioritize local products, both in the form of vegetables, and others.

He said the working visit of Commission II last week was also aimed at seeing the extent of the implementation of the OPD program of its partners. If there are obstacles, especially related to funds, Commission II will fight for an additional budget in the discussion of the APBD changes for the 2021 fiscal year.

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“Indeed, there are agencies that already have the fostered MSMEs. For example, the Forestry Service, its MSMEs, produce eucalyptus oil, honey and others. MSMEs fostered by the Perindakop Service are engaged in the furniture sector,” said Mega Nikijuluw.

Not long ago, Sub PB PON Jayapura City launched souvenirs and local bottled mineral water called Nanwani which was prepared for the PON XX event.

A Head of Sub PB PON Jayapura City who is also the Mayor of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano said that the souvenirs prepared were in the form of native Papuan handicrafts, namely noken and cassowary hairy hats.

He said, the souvenirs involved SMEs in Jayapura City and were prepared for the PON XX to lift the economy of the local indigenous people.

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