JAKARTA -- PT Timah Tbk facilitated dozens of products of its fostered partners to be promoted and marketed in the 2023 UMKM Bazaar 'Sobat Energi Belanja UMKM' which was held by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) which was held at the Futsal Field of the ESDM General Secretariat Office, Jakarta on Tuesday-Thursday (4-6/4/2023).
This MIND ID Mining Industry holding member brought in two of his fostered partners to promote and market the products of MSME players from the Bangka Belitung Islands Province so that they are known nationally.
The 2023 MSME Bazaar 'Energy Partners Spending MSME' is a concrete action from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to make the Proud Made in Indonesia National Movement a success that was proclaimed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif said the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is part of the membership of the Proudly Made in Indonesia (BBI) Gernas, so it must take a role in supporting this movement through efforts to advance the MSME industry players.
"The government is currently continuing to encourage the use of domestic products, one of which is by launching the Proud Made in Indonesia National Movement which was launched directly by President Joko Widodo. So today, we, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, are holding a bazaar with the theme Energy Shopping Friends. MSMEs," said Arifin.
Arifin revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic was one of the factors weakening economic activity in the country. With this bazaar activity, it is hoped that it can contribute to improving and advancing MSMEs.
"This bazaar is expected to be one of the common facilities and platforms in an effort to improve and market MSME products, by involving the role of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Association Dharma Wanita through its MSME entrepreneurship guidance," he said.
He continued, the involvement of various stakeholders in this bazaar played a role in contributing to advancing MSMEs so that it can have a good impact on promoting various products such as clothing and food, with various kinds of attractive accessories for visitors.
"And to coincide with the month of Ramadan 1444 H, which is full of blessings, we hope that visitors can maximize shopping at this bazaar and be able to share with others and provide benefits for all," said Arifin.
On this occasion, Arifin also appreciated the companies that have played a role in the advancement of MSMEs in each region.
"We hope that this product will not only be consumed in the local market, but can strive for this product to be in the international market. For this reason, coaching activities such as quality, design, need to be continuously developed," he said.
Meanwhile, the Director of Human Resources of PT Timah Tbk Yennita, revealed that PT Timah's involvement in this activity was the company's commitment to advancing MSMEs.
"We continue to be committed so that our MSME fostered partners can upgrade. This is one way, namely by involving them in bazaars or exhibitions like this," he said.
He said, in the 2023 MSME Bazaar 'Sbat Energi UMKM Shopping', his party brought in superior fostered partners from Bangka Belitung, so his party continued to support promoting MSME products.
"There are a number of our UMKM products that have entered foreign markets. For example, handicraft products in the form of woven from Air Abik, which have attracted customers from Japan," he said.
In the future, he hopes that with guidance from PT Timah Tbk, the fostered partners who are superior MSMEs can be independent and continue their business and develop products to be able to penetrate the global market. (*)