Pemprov Jateng Gelar Pameran UMKM Dukung PeSONas 2022 (ilustrasi)
Central Java Provincial Government Holds MSME Exhibition to Support Pesonas 2022 (illustration) | Photo: ANTARA/Anis Efizudin

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SEMARANG — The Central Java Provincial Government held an exhibition of various superior products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to support the successful implementation of the 1st National Olympic Week (PeSONas) in 2022 as well as improve the community’s economy.

“The exhibition of MSME products are attended by 60 participants, including from four provinces from outside Central Java, namely South Kalimantan, Bengkulu, DKI Jakarta and East Java,” said Regional Secretary for Central Java Province, Sumarno in Semarang, Monday.

According to the Regional Secretary, the MSME exhibition is very appropriate to be held at a national event as a means of promoting various superior products from each region.

In addition, the exhibition supporting PeSONas 2022 is expected to be part of the development of MSMEs in Central Java, both physically and in information technology.

“PeSONas is the first held, and Central Java became the host. This is a manifestation of the Central Java Provincial Government’s commitment to people with disabilities who always provide input and ideas on how we respond to our brothers and sisters with disabilities,” he said.

The Regional Secretary realizes that what is expected for people with disabilities is not compassion, but easy access to independence, access that can support people with disabilities to be able to carry out activities independently, comfortably, and can contribute to development in Central Java.

The 1st PeSONas 2022, held in Semarang City, Central Java, on 3-8 July 2022, compete in 12 sports and arts and be attended by 208 athletes with special needs.

The 12 sports contested at PeSONas 2022 are athletics, swimming, badminton, handball, basketball, rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis, bocce, soccer, futsal, volleyball, and regional dance.

“PeSONas 2022 is a coaching event for athletes who have intellectual disabilities (tunagrahita) this is a selection for athletes to be able to represent Indonesia at the Summer Olympic World Games (SOWG) in Berlin-Germany 2023,” said the Secretary of State.

Head of the Central Java Industry and Trade Office, Arif Sambodo, added that various regional specialties were offered at this MSME exhibition as an attraction for event visitors.

In addition, several areas such as Semarang City and Sragen Regency also exhibited handicraft products made by persons with disabilities such as handicrafts made from patchwork, made from plastic waste, and various models of glasses.

“Fellows with disabilities also have MSME products which are certainly not inferior to us,” he said.

This article has been published on repjogja.republika.co.id with the title, “Pemprov Jateng Gelar Pameran UMKM Dukung PeSONas 2022 | RepJogja (republika.co.id)”, https://repjogja.republika.co.id/berita/rei6og327/pemprov-jateng-gelar-pameran-umkm-dukung-pesonas-2022

Editor: Muhammad Fakhruddin
Translator: Ritya Rasta Bilqiis

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