MSMEs are invited to use electronic catalogs and participate in public procurement

Banjarmasin (ANTARA) – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has urged Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to use e-catalogs to reap the benefits of market participation public.

Speaking at a National Movement for Proud Manufacturing Indonesia (Gernas BBI) event in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan on Friday, he called on regional governments to create electronic catalogs to help more MSMEs and their enable participation in government and state procurement. owner-owned facilities and infrastructure.

“I ask the heads of districts: (please) make local e-catalogs. This (will facilitate) the creations of each region,” he said.

The government could save up to 20-25% of its budget when procuring goods by using electronic catalogs instead of procuring goods and services through tenders, he said. He underlines.

In addition, clear and transparent sales and pricing systems can also contribute to corruption prevention efforts.

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“Electronic catalogs don’t need tendering. (Their) prices (are) clearly stated, (you can) save (budget too), (and you can also) avoid corruption. (You) can save up to 20 for 25% through electronic catalogs,” he said.

According to a survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, electronic catalogs could create job opportunities and support the development of MSME creations, the minister noted.

“The Central Bureau of Statistics survey (said that) if we can reach (purchase of goods) 400 trillion rupees ($26.7 billion) this year (from) electronic catalog, it will create two million jobs and (will boost) our economic growth by 1.7%,” he said.

Thus, the national economic growth could exceed 5 percent if the supply through the electronic catalog continues and meets the estimates, he added.

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