Jayapura, 13/6 (Jubi) – The Papua and West Papua Representative Office of Bank Indonesia is drawing up programs to improve the skills of small indigenous entrepreneurs, said its chief Hasiholan Siahaan said.
“We’ve been coordinating with the Provincial Government of Papua to initiate the Regional Credit Guarantee Corporation (PPDK). It will provide assistance to indigenous entrepreneurs in getting business loans due to some obstacles related to collateral and other issues,” Siahaan said in Jayapura on Wednesday (11/6).
He said PPKD also seeks to help indigenous entrepreneurs to be independent and to encourage them to try other businesses than construction.
“We hope with the establishment of PPKD, indigenous Papua entrepreneurs will dare to try productive businesses such as chicken farming and cow breeding,” he said.
Second Assistant of Provincial Secretariat for Economic and Development, Elia Loupatty said the formulation of the business development pattern would be easily established if research on prospective commodities in Papua has been disseminated.
“The research will describe all related issues in regards to the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise in Province Papua,”he said. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)