Saturday, 18 Jan 2020

Two of PT RAPP's Development Partners Won Adikriya Awards from the Riau Provincial Government


 (Partners took pictures with PT RAPP's Community Development representatives (photo / ist) (Partners took pictures with PT RAPP's Community Development representatives (photo / ist) -

PEKANBARU- Two of PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper's (RAPP) development partners won the Adikriya award from the Riau Provincial Government. The Adikriya Award was given to a number of Small and Medium Industries (IKM) in Riau.

The award was handed over directly by the Governor of Riau, Syamsuar, Monday (2/12) at the UPT of the Department of Industry, Pekanbaru, Riau to two of PT RAPP's development partners. Among them Nagori Batik for the clothing category from Kuantan Singingi District (Kuansing) and Sahira for the food category from Kampar District.

According to the Batik Nagori IKM board, Elpira, currently Batik Nagori already has 10 craftsmen. Batik Nagori has received various training from the RADP Community Development Batik Mainstay House.

"Orders have also begun in the Riau Islands Province. RAPP trained us and supported batik materials in 2018. From there it began until now. Batik craftsmen can now earn around Rp. 3 million per month," Elpira explained.

Meanwhile, Sahira, a cake business in Kuok Subdistrict, Kampar District, has been trained by CD RAPP in product packaging. Sahira, who also named the owner, said that in one day his party could reap a profit of Rp. 3-7 million.

"The packaging taught by RAPP is easier and attracts the attention of visitors. At our shop there are various kinds of cakes such as bolu kemojo, chips and others," Sahira said.

Governor Syamsuar said the award was an appreciation of SMEs in Riau who had promoted Riau crafts and food. In addition, through this award, it tries to inspire other SMEs.

"We cannot continue to depend on natural resources. We must be optimistic to look for new businesses. The existence of a number of existing SMIs can improve the economy of the small people," he said.

Syamsuar said, when he met President Joko Widodo some time ago, the IKM practitioners should produce added value and could be exported abroad. This requires cooperation, both from the Provincial Government, district / city and companies operating in Riau.

"It means that there must be a new breakthrough to encourage the people's economy. President Jokowi's message, in the midst of economic uncertainty, we are advised to make something different and look for new types of industries. We must be optimistic about looking for that potential," he said. (Release)


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