Kulon Progo Regency has done it again, the 2019 Natamukti Award has been received as another proud achievement given by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), a global non-profit organization. The organization brings together academics, researchers, policymakers and practitioners who function as motivators in various sectors.

The awarding process has been conducted base on evaluation and assessments in the Small and Medium Enterprises sector in all regions in Indonesia in 2019. Out of the ninety Regencies/Cities that were proposed, there were only forty-one Regencies/Cities which finally selected and has proven its commitment and integrity in the development of micro, small and medium businesses, which includes Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY).

Secretary of the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small Medium Enterprise’s Prof. Dr. Rully Indrawan, MSi. congratulates and appreciates all heads of Regencies/Cities who have been selected to receive the Natamukti award in 2019.

Prof.Rully said that the 2019 Natamukti Award was considered to be an important and strategic momentum, not only for those in the government pillar but also for the other three pillars, namely academics, researchers and business people. Where the four pillars must move simultaneously with a shared vision and mission. Collaboration between the four pillars can produce greater synergy if the goals to be achieved are also the same. Thus,  ICSB can be a driving force and a bridge/media between the four pillars.

With regards to the award, Deputy Regent of Kulon Progo Drs.H.Sutedjo said that with the achievement of the Natamukti Award, the Kulon Progo Regional Government should be more motivated, to provide more guidance for the development of MSMEs in Kulon Progo Regency.  So far, the award has been given to Kulon Progo Regency after developing MSMEs, among others by the regional regulation for the arrangement of modern shops, and the protection of people’s markets, traditional markets, and several marts (modern stores) that have been acquired by the Cooperative, and the cooperatives are the people, then products of the MSMEs of Kulon Progo Regency has entered a lot of Tomira marts.

“With so many MSMEs products entering Tomira and counters at Yogyakarta International Airport, it means that many MSME products can be marketed and published properly. So, therefore, this award deserves to be achieved by Kulon Progo Regency. Then it becomes a challenge for us all, to develop what we have done and already on the track, we only need to develop it to be more optimal, so that more and more MSMEs can spawn quality products, so they can enter a wider market. This is our hope related to the acceptance of this award “said Deputy Regent of Kulon Progo Drs. H. Sutedjo, on Monday, October 7, 2019, at IPB Convention Hotel Bogor City, West Java.

Source: Media Center of Kulon Progo Regency

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