Pertamina Nourishes 2,305 MSEs in Papua to Promote Class – PT Pertamina (Persero) through the Micro Small Business Funding Program (PUMK) continually pay more attention to the sustainability of MSEs in Indonesia. One of them is MSEs in Eastern Indonesia such as Papua and West Papua. They receive guidance and assistance like the nourished partners in other regions so that they can progress to grades progressively.

An Acting Senior Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Pertamina Fajriyah Usman explained Pertamina’s consistency in implementing the SDG point 8 in increasing inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive and comprehensive job opportunities as well as decent work for all shown in the form of fostering MSMEs in the Marketing unit area. the Papua region and the processing unit for the Kasim West Papua region. These two regions are considered to have carried out the good fostering to all their fostered partners.

Fajriyah conveyed that the distribution of capital in the Papua and West Papua regions was also intended so as Eastern Indonesian MSEs could immediately rise from the impact of the pandemic. Through business capital assistance and a number of fostering programs, said Fajriyah, Pertamina wants to help the eastern region’s market growth to move up.

“So that the fostered MSEs can penetrate markets outside the provinces of Papua and West Papua, even throughout Indonesia or abroad,” said Fajriyah in a written statement in Jakarta, Sunday (3/10).

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Fajriyah added, from 1993 to 2021, the two regions had fostered around 2,305 MSEs consisting of 1,362 fostered partners in Papua and 943 fostered partners spread across West Papua, of which in 2020, there were 41 MSEs advancing to the West Papua region and 24 MSEs are promoted in the Papua region.

The entire UMK, continued Fajriyah, was declared to be promoted to grade after fulfilling several UMK criteria for advancing to class. Such as increasing turnover, production capacity, number of workers, increasing loan value, adding certification and business permits, expanding marketing, until involving local communities or sociopreneurs in the business ecosystem.

“The fostered partners declared to be advanced were those being able to meet at least 2 of the 7 criteria of upgrading for UMK. The majority were able to experience an increase in turnover of 33 UMK and additional certifications or permits by the same amount,” said Fajriyah.

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