The Minister of Trade Asks Bali MSMEs to Be Prepared, There Will Be Buyers from Hundreds of Countries Coming in October

011753200_1687255709-image__8_, Jakarta The Minister of Trade (Mendag) Zulkifli Hasan will support Balinese micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) so they can improve their skills and productivity. Zulkifli Hasan hopes that quality Balinese MSMEs can take part in the Indonesian Trade Expo in October 2023.

“In the context of fostering our MSME actors, if we continue to develop them, they (MSME actors) have increased skills, their productivity increases, the designs become good. Later the good ones are usually, we have a Trade Expo Indonesia, join us,” said Zulkifli after inaugurating opening of the 2nd Bhinneka Culture Festival at German Beach, Kuta, Badung, Friday (23/6/2023).

Zulkifli said that the exhibition would be attended by buyers from hundreds of countries who would attend the Indonesian Trade Expo. Thus, if MSME actors are selected to take part in the exhibition, they will gain access to the export market.

“Later in October 2023 there will be (Trade Expo Indonesia). Buyers from more than a hundred countries will come. He (a MSME member) has access to the export market,” explained Zulkifli Hasan.

In addition, Zulkifli Hasan explained that selected SMEs will be included in several exhibitions organized by the Ministry of Trade.

“Well, after that (the expo) usually follows me everywhere. The Ministry of Trade likes to make exhibitions. Later in Doha, there will be in Mexico. We will (send) the clothes to New York Fashion Week. We will (send them) ) Paris Fashion Week,” he explained.

Zulkifli Hasan hopes that Balinese MSMEs will master their skills so that they can develop locally and internationally.

“The mission of the Bhinneka Culture Festival which is being held on German Beach involves MSME business actors. I think that’s the point,” he concluded.

Reviewing Cheap Markets in Bali, Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan Serves Residents to Get Bapok

Previously, the Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan again reviewed the implementation of low-cost markets in a number of regions. This time, the Minister of Trade’s goal is the markets in Buleleng and Denpasar, Bali. Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan revealed that the government is committed to maintaining access to staple goods (bapok) for the community in various situations. One of them is by holding a bazaar.

He hopes that the presence of an easy market can help people get bapok at affordable prices.

“Today I reviewed the implementation of the bazaar in Bali. Hopefully with this, people can get bapok such as rice, sugar and cooking oil easily. However, currently bapok prices on the market are stable and there is plenty of supply. The public should go shopping at the market,” said Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan while visiting the bazaar in Buleleng, Bali, Tuesday (20/6).

Accompanying them were the Secretary General of the Ministry of Trade Suhanto and the Director General of Domestic Trade of the Ministry of Trade Isy Karim.

At the bazaar in Buleleng, 250 bapok packages were provided consisting of 5 kg of rice, 1 kg of sugar and 1 liter of oil. Rice is sold at IDR 43,000 per 5 kg, sugar IDR 13,500/kg, and MINYAKITA IDR 14,000/kg. There are 1.35 tons of rice, 300 kg of sugar and 360 liters of MINYAKITA.

Not only observing, Zulkifli also spends his time serving the people who come to the market to get bapok.

Collaboration with Perum Bulog and Distributors

After reviewing the low-cost market in Buleleng, Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan continued the inspection of the low-cost market in Denpasar, Bali. At this point, there are 150 bapok packages consisting of 5 kg of rice, 1 kg of sugar and 1 liter of MINYAKITA.

Rice is sold at IDR 41,500 per 5 kg, sugar IDR 13,500/kg, and MINYAKITA IDR 14,000/kg. At the cheap market in Denpasar, the supplies provided were 850 kg of rice, 200 kg of sugar and 240 liters of MINYAKITA.

At the two low-cost market points, the Ministry of Trade is collaborating with Perum Bulog and PT Sentana Prima Unggul, which are packing companies and cooking oil distributors.