BANDUNG-State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno said MEA phenomenon is not something to be feared by medium-sized businesses (UKM), but must be a momentum for UKM to success through opening wider market.
“UKM perpetrators, especially in Padalarang in particular, should take advantage of PNM programs to increase their business to a broader market," she said in Padalarang recently.
She said in addition to financing, PNM has the Capacity Development program where the UKM are given useful assistance improving for their business. It's considered to the economic growth in small scale which is very useful to reduce unemployment and social insecurity.
Executive Vice President of PT. PNM Arief Mulyadi explained that the PNM activity in West Java had been operated since 2008, which initially had 37 businesses coordinated by PNM Bandung.
"Looking at the spread and growth of UKM in West Java which, PNM expand its service network spread in Bogor, Bandung, Cirebon, Garut, Indramayu, Subang, Sukabumi and Tasikmalaya. West Java PNM has posted accumulated disbursement amounted to 321 billion were utilised about 5,400 UMK in West Java.