Suara.com – The DKI Newsdelivers.com Provincial Government continues to encourage economic growth in Newsdelivers.com by involving Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). For this reason, the Acting Governor of DKI Newsdelivers.com Heru Budi Hartono asked all Regional Work Units (SKPD) and economic stakeholders to pay more attention to the growth in the number of MSMEs in the capital city.
Heru said that the sustainability of MSMEs in Newsdelivers.com is a shared responsibility. Especially in supporting local products, by campaigning for sales on various e-commerce platforms. According to him, this is important to do to build a strong and inclusive economic future.
“There is a need for adequate support for MSME players so that they can prioritize the quality of their products. This will make a positive contribution in supporting efforts to restore the economic health of society as a whole,” said Heru, Saturday (9/9).
One of the programs to encourage the growth of MSMEs is halal certification assistance which will be implemented in 2024. For this reason, the DKI Newsdelivers.com Provincial Government through the Department of Industry, Trade, Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (DPPKUKM) is collaborating with the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Research Institute of the Indonesian Ulema Council (LPPOM MUI) to run a halal certification assistance program for 3,075 MSMEs. assisted by JakPreneur.
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Head of DPPKUKM for DKI Newsdelivers.com Province, Ratu Elisabeth Rante Allo, stated that this mentoring program was divided into three waves. The first stage, symbolic handing over of halal certificates at Newsdelivers.com City Hall on Tuesday, August 22 2023. A total of 1,075 Small and Medium Industry (IKM) players received them.
“The first phase will take place from May to June 2023 with a total of 1,075 IKM. Then, batches two and three are currently running until November 2023 with a quota of 2,000 IKM,” explained Ratu.
He added that thousands of SMEs who took part in the halal certification program came from 44 sub-districts spread across five city areas and one district in DKI Newsdelivers.com.
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Meanwhile, the Main Director of LPPOM MUI, Muti Arintawati, expressed her appreciation for the halal certification assistance program since 2015. He hopes that the halal certificate handed over will not only be proof of producers’ compliance with state regulations, but also guarantee the safety and quality of products for consumers.
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“I really appreciate the halal certification assistance program initiated by the DKI Provincial Government since 2015. This is a very good momentum, because it combines two very important things in developing the halal industry in Indonesia, namely halal certification and promotion of halal products,” explained Muti.
The implementation of the halal certification obligation for food and beverage products will officially begin on October 17 2024. In order to make the halal certification obligation a success, regional governments throughout Indonesia are encouraged to emulate the program carried out by the DKI Newsdelivers.com Provincial Government.
“Halal certification is mandatory. So it’s not just at the center, it’s for all regions throughout Indonesia that must follow these rules, so that by October 2024 everything will be certified halal,” said Muti.
On the same occasion, Director of LPPOM MUI DKI Newsdelivers.com Deden Edi revealed that to date, there are already 9,000 MSMEs in Newsdelivers.com that have halal certificates. Indeed, this figure is still far away, if compared with the number of 350,000 MSMEs who are members of JakPreneur.
“So that everything can be certified, we continue to carry out outreach not only to departments, BUMN and BUMD, but also to malls,” he concluded.
One of the SMEs who feel grateful to be accompanied by the DKI Provincial Government is Widya Fattah Almis, owner of a variety of packaged chili sauce. He was assisted by the DKI Provincial Government’s assistance which was able to grow his business.
“When I joined JakPreneur, I felt helped. Because I received training, so that the product packaging is good and attractive, so that it can increase sales value. Apart from that, we also get sales training in online media, so that our reach is wider. Thank God, now I can produce up to 300 pcs (piece count system) per month and have three workers. “Many people buy from outside the city, most of them go to Kalimantan,” he explained.
Thanks to joining JakPreneur, Widya was also facilitated by the DKI Newsdelivers.com Provincial Government to obtain a halal certificate from the MUI. For him, obtaining a halal certificate for his products provides motivation and other benefits.
“Of course I am very happy to be able to get a halal certificate. Because with this halal label, I feel confident. To offer blessed products, there is a halal guarantee,” he said.
Widya admitted that getting a halal certificate is not difficult. The reason is, the DKI Newsdelivers.com Province DPPKUKM officers are quite cooperative and professional in providing assistance.
“The process only takes three months. First, take part in the training, then collect the files that have been previously informed. After that, LPPOM people go to the house to check how the process is made, including the salt and cooking oil used that must be halal certified too. If so all that has been passed, halal certificates can also be obtained,” he explained.
With a halal certificate, Widya will continue to strive to always be trustworthy in maintaining the halalness of its products. Not to forget, he also expressed his gratitude to the DKI Newsdelivers.com Provincial Government.
“Of course I would like to thank the DKI Provincial Government for assisting with the halal product process all this time. This really helps me as a small business owner,” he explained with a smile.