Developing Local Economy through UKM, DPD RI Cooperates with Chamber of Commerce and Industry


JAKARTA - The House of Regional Representative of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD RI) signs a Memorandum of Understanding Together with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin). The signing of the memorandum of understanding is in the framework of regional economic development through the empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (UKM). UKM is considered as one of the pillars of the economy, so through the empowerment of UKM, economic development in the region will be realized.

The signing of the memorandum of understanding was done in the 13th Plenary Session of the Session V, Friday (21/7) by the Chairman of Committee II, Parlindungan Purba representing DPD RI and Eddy Ganefo as Chairman of Kadin Indonesia.

According to Vice Chairman of DPD RI, Nono Sampono, the Memorandum of Understanding is a follow-up to the KADIN audience with Chairman of DPD RI, Oesman Sapta, on last July 10, 2017. This cooperation is also expected to contribute DPD RI in the development of a populist economy that became one field Task of Committee II.

"Hopefully through this joint memorandum of understanding, it can strengthen the substance of DPD RI legislation products in accelerating the development of UKM, local markets, and traditional markets discussed through Committee II, so that the regional economy is more prepared to face global challenges," he said in the event.

Nono Sampono also hoped that through the memorandum of understanding, the acceleration of regional development can be realized through empowering the role of small and medium entrepreneurs. "DPD RI also hopes that this memorandum of understanding will strengthen the steps taken by KADIN, in fostering and empowering small and medium entrepreneurs. In the end the memorandum of understanding is expected to strengthen the economic posture at the grassroots level, "said Senator from Maluku Province.

On the same occasion, Chairman of Kadin Indonesia, Eddy Ganefo explained that the signing of the memorandum of understanding is a form of cooperation between DPD RI and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce in increasing the business development for regional welfare. Through the signing of this MoU there is a synergy between the DPD RI, the central government, local government, and Kadin in developing the region through the development of SMEs in the region.

"DPD RI together with Kadin can encourage local governments and Kadin in the regions to follow up the memorandum of understanding today. So that the UKM can grow and play a role in the economy. The signing of a memorandum of understanding is a first step and a technical step is needed to make it happen, "said Eddy Ganefo. * Ars

21 Juli 2017