BANDUNG – West Java Provincial Government facilitates the export of 25 ton of desiccated coconut with a value of 50.000 US dollars (US). The export is a positive signal for regional economy in the midst of challenges that rise due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The release of export commodities was carried out by Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil at Gedung Sate, Tuesday (8/12/2020) who was accompanied by Secretary of Director General of Plantations of Ministry of Agriculture, Inter-Jatnika, Acting Assistant for Economy and Development of West Java Provincial Secretariat (Setda) Taufiq Budi Santoso, Head of West Java Regional Secretariat's Economic Bureau Benny Bachtiar, and Head of West Java Provincial Plantation Service Hendy Jatnika.
Also attending were representatives of bank bjb as a partner of West Java Provincial Government, represented by Director of Commercial and MSMEs bank bjb Nancy Adistyasari and Head of MSMEs Credit Division bank bjb Denny Mulyadi. bank bjb as a regional bank fully supports the export of desiccated coconut by MSMEs from West Bandung Regency (KBB) CV Una Surya Putra Mandiri.
Head of Corporate Secretary Division bank bjb Widi Hartoto said that MSMEs have an important role in driving the regional economic. As a driving force, MSMEs contribute to the establishment of more than 90% of jobs at the national level.
"The role of MSMEs in moving the economic wheels is very significant and cannot be replaced. Bank bjb as an agent of economic driver as well as a loyal partner of government and business world fully supports every step of MSMEs in expanding their business wings. The success of MSMEs in developing businesses will give a very positive impact on increasing economic capacity and regional economic development," said Widi.
Widi said bank bjb fully supports of the export of desiccated coconut which was also coincided with the launching of Java Preanger Arabica coffee seed distribution. bank bjb always present as a loyal partner of government and society with numerous financial supports to improve the economy.
"bank bjb focuses on working on the export-oriented MSME sector to encourage business actors to gain added value and competitiveness in the global market, as well as efforts to restore national economy (PEN), especially during COVID-19 pandemic. bank bjb encourages MSME players, especially in West Java so they can improve so that their products can be more widely and globally recognized," said Widi.
Meanwhile, grated coconut is a coconut processed product that is popular in global market. Nowadays, exporting products in processed form is a best option since they have longer shelf life, easy to pack and have added value.
Coconut itself is a plantation crop, about 93% of which are smallholder plantations. Coconut has economic, social, cultural value and a strategic role in increasing farmers' income, absorption of labor and a source of foreign exchange. All parts of coconut plant can be used as a source of food, functional food and shelter, as well as various other purposes so that coconut is called the tree of life.
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